Hello. I just joined this site.
My best friend was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer 2 1/2 yrs ago. He did well all that time until about a month ago, when all numbers jumped. He had first chemo treatment 2 wks ago, and caught flu strain A last week. Hospital 5 days, now home.
I assume he won't be getting next appointed chemo Apr 2, as he's very ill still.
He's frightened. He has several friends helping with caregiving but he lives alone. I'm available 24/7, but don't live there, and know my limits fairly well.
I'm mostly wondering what to expect as his cancer progresses. His oncologist said a lot of pain...to him!...very harsh.
I will miss him terribly, and have felt a deep conne tion as i have sat with him recently, knowing this time is precious. But it's still so hard to believe.