sophie06 Posted November 22, 2006 Share Posted November 22, 2006 Hi everyone - I found this forum last month but didn't have a chance to post then. I was doing research for my mom, who was diagnosed last Christmas Eve day with metastatic nonsmall cell lung cancer. She was first diagnosed with a tumor in the occipital lobe, then they found tumors in her diaphragm and liver. Today we found out that it has spread to the adrenal glands and her creatinine level is too low. Since last January, she's been through gamma knife radiation, and today started her first chemo (Alimta). She has "spells" as she calls them - shaking & passing out - just about every day. At first the oncologist & neurospecialist thought it was due to the brain tumor, or epileptic seizures, etc., but now they have admitted that the gamma knife radiation actually did some neurologic damage. Talk about a trade off. I have tried to stay strong for her, but lately it's been hard to keep it together. I'm not handling this very well at all. She's been my best friend, my rock. My feelings vary between anger and sadness, sometimes overwhelming grief, for my beautiful mother and the suffering she is enduring. I'm glad I found this forum - thank you for all of the information you've shared & your personal stories. It really has helped us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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