Jodi Posted February 15, 2006 Share Posted February 15, 2006 My family and I are devastated. My mom is 70 years old, and this news is freaking her out! She has been a widow for 33 years, raised 5 daughters and was just looking forward to chilling out, retiring, and spending time with the grandchildren. My sisters and I, along with our spouses, have formed a support unit. She WANTS to fight. We switched oncologists, because he wasn't for chemo/radiation concurrently (mass on right lung 8 cm. pressing against heart/possible spread through med., to left lung). Started chemo today, and will meet her new oncologist Friday. She is feeling fine after the first dose of chemo (and a bit loopy from the meds!). She adores her radiation onc. and is set up for a simulation, on Friday. One question....do you guys give her hope (or me?)....she's never had any medical problems, until now, but the first onc. told her 8 months to a year, life span. Grimly enough, I've started to TRY to accept this possibility, but at the same time, I CAN'T! And neither can she! Thanks for letting me vent. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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