Guest JamesF Posted September 18, 2003 Share Posted September 18, 2003 Hi.....my Mom has been diagnosed with NSCLC. It's spread to bone and lymph nodes. Looks like type IIIB, but might be IV. It was borderline I guess. My mom's ONC is a friend of a friend, so she trusts him and a second opinion wouldn't be helpful at the moment. I live in Montana, but just spent a few days in Silverdale, Washington where she lives and is being treated, and unfortunately her ONC was away the days I was there so I didn't get to speak with him. She meets with him again Friday with my brother and aunt, after a week and a half of radiation and chemo to learn a bit more. Being far away only adds to the helpless feeling that comes from watching someone you love go through this. She's 67. I'm the youngest of her 5 children and my father passed away from diabetes complications less than two years ago. They were divorced, but friends. I can relate to how you feel Jana, I don't know what or how to feel or what to hope for. I'm praying so hard for remission and more time for her to enjoy life with her 14 grandchildren. But I also don't want to see her suffer through terrible pain just for a few more months. I just don't know what to think. And the doctors by their own admission don't seem to really know the odds except that they seem very long, but everyone is different so who knows. My mom wants to fight this thing. The doctors found a pullmonary embollism at the same time they suspected cancer, so they had to put her on blood thinners for a month to treat the embollism before they could even do the biopsy, so this whole thing has been very scary and emotionally stressful on everyone. Thanks for listening... james Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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