Guest TeeTee Posted November 14, 2004 Share Posted November 14, 2004 My mom is 64. On Memorial day she lost her dear partner of 15 years to lung cancer-well actually complication of LC-actually died of an infection. One of his children told me about this site (thanks Mo). With that, she also found out she had carcinoma in situ which was going to be removed. While they were doing the pre op testing, they found "a mass" in her lung. This added to the stress of losing hr partner, being evacuated twice from hurricanes in FLA, and now being moved to my house up north for treatment-this has taken quite a toll on her. I have 3 kids (little ones) but am really the best equipped to handle this because I am home and can take her to appts, etc. Did I mention that she just quit smoking 4 weeks ago? She is just overwhelmed at this point (me too). She has had everytest under the sun (including a needle biopsy in FLA where they collapsed her lung and missed the mass entirely!). We meet with the oncologist on tuesday to go over the results of her mediastenoscopy (sp?)-wre think it will be 3a. She is not eating well and is lately confused. I know she is overwhelmed and depressed-who woulnd't be? I have urged her to let me find her a group she can go to to talk about things but she is resistant. mY bigger concern is that she has not yest started treatment and is already feeling very very tired and nauseous. Her oncologist is wonderful and we will talk about this on tuesday but since so many of you have already started this journey-I would love to hear from any of you as to how to help my mother. PS-she is distressed about how she is feeling and very much wants to bsttle this cancer-just not sure how to help her. TeeTee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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