Guest chickaroonie Posted March 24, 2006 Share Posted March 24, 2006 We just received our mom's dx last wk. stage 3 NSCLC. She is almost 84, non smoker, but had workplace exposure to diesel exhaust. She has had 2 thorcentesis & tomorrow must do the procedure at the hospital since they need to drain the fissure while using an ultrasound for complete accuracy.She will have once a wk taxol treatment. We are all just at the beginning stages of processing what this means- she has been rather healthy for most of her life. Dad has countless health issues, but at this time,we find his health in maintenance mode at age 86. Mom has finally agreed to an antianxiety pill that she's really needed for yrs.Dr. has advised lots of water, 2 short daily naps, lots of carbs.My sister sleeps in the guest room with mom. The live in caregiver sleeps in a single bed in the MBR with Dad.I am very grateful to have found this website & appreciate all support. [/b] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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