autumn972 Posted February 16, 2005 Share Posted February 16, 2005 Hi everybody. This is my second attempt at posting here, because I guess my first post was on the "test" website or something like that. My mom (58 years old, smoker, alcoholic) was diagnosed last week with NSCLC stage IV, which spread from her right lung to her left to her lymph nodes to her liver. She starts chemo today (Wednesday, Feb. 16) for palliative care. About me: 27, living with significant other 3 hours away from mom and dad, in between jobs and not driving the best car in the world. I feel horrible every time I make a decision, whether it's to go back home or to stay here and continue my job search. My family: dad, 61 years old (also a smoker) and sister, 33, who I am very grateful for. She lives closer to mom and dad and has been working so hard balancing her job and taking time off to be with mom and go with her to her appointments. My dad has taken a lot of time off of work to be with mom and go with her as well, but my sister is the more "take charge, ask questions and take notes" type of person out of all of us. I just heard the words "this will not be a cure" last Friday and have gone pretty much numb ever since with episodes of freaking out and bawling. Anyway...I'm glad to have found this site. It helps a little to know that there are a lot of other people out there that are going through the same thing, as unfortunate as that is. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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