Guest Posted July 24, 2003 Share Posted July 24, 2003 Hi, I would like to tell you all what I have been going thru with my sister. I am also her caregiver and we live togeather. Evelyn is 67 and I am 55. A little over two years ago she was diognosed with throat cancer. She took max radiation which got rid of the tumor but left her unable to swallow anything. She had a stomach tube inserted so she could be fed a special ensure. Last Febuary she went in to change her tube out because it was getting rather raunchy. The doctor forgot to tell her she was suppose to rotate it everyday. When they pulled out the tube to replace it, they pulled out part of her stomach. A couple of weeks later it got infected and she had to be rushed to the hospital. She was throwing up blood. She had major surgery. A total hysterectomy because they found two large tumors on her overies. Which were benign. They had to move her feeding tube into her lower intestine. She has to hook up to a pump for her feedings which is painful for her all the time. An open wound in her belly she has to deal with on a daily basis. A little over three weeks ago she got a full recovery from cancer from her radiologest. She also had just taken her three month xray and blood panel. Shortly after she gets a good report, we get a call that the xray showed up something on her lung. She then went for a catscan which showed up two spots and then went for a pet scan which showed cancer. Then she went to a lung specilist which took a diopsy. Now she has a slow moving squemous cell lung cancer which they are going to start radiation and cemo next week. Excuse my language but this is such a bunch of crap. Talk about being mad, stressed, sad and everything else combined. Our only hope is that they were able to catch it in time. It hadn't been showing on her 3 month xrays until now and is already over an inch long. It is blocking her right bronc tube. If anyone would like to email me and talk back and forth, please feel free. I need to talk about this. God Bless all of you and I pray for everyone of you. Pama Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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