All of your advice has been VERY HELPFUL! Tod, I can't imagine being the patient AND caregiver. Hang in there. I can relate to putting a career on hold. I am an independent author who has been having a lot of success over the last 5 years. Just as I am hitting my stride, Hubby is diagnosed. I fulfilled 2 promised commitments a few months ago, then brought everything to a screeching halt. My readers and fellow authors know what is happening & are very understanding. But...cute story...I released my last book in January just as Hubby was diagnosed. YESTERDAY, out of the blue, Hubby asked why I did not have any book signings for the release? I smiled, "Because you are my top priority." He said, "OH, Okay," and went on about his business...la, la la...Smile! Without y'alls help, that would have upset me, but thanks to you...I'm learning to say NO. Instead of being frustrated, I have a better understanding of what is happening with him. We laugh A LOT!
ARIZONAJACK, yes, I saw the MRI & was blown away. The tumor already has his spinal cord out of alignment. They can't understand why he is still upright. I watched him walk recently and noticed that his feet are turned out to compensate. He is 6'4" and wears a size 14 shoe.
I have peace of mind about his balance now...but much apprehension about him coming home. I hear that he will most likely be very dizzy. If he starts to fall, there is NO WAY I can catch him. Right now...this is my biggest concern. Did any of you have an issue with falling when you came home? Did you need a walker or assistance to walk?