caring friend Posted September 25, 2003 Share Posted September 25, 2003 A very dear friend was recently diagnosed with SCLC with mets to the brain. We are devasted. She has a young child and is 38 yrs old. i have been doing research on this issue and am very scared. I am looking for advice. The Dr. refuse to give her a prognosis and she was going to go back to work. I pulled her husband aside and stated that it was a bad idea to go back to work as no one knows her future. The choice would to put her child in day care and go to work, or stay home and enjoy her child. My wife is a nurse and we have done our research. The outlook is poor, but we are keeping positive spirits and will do what ever is possible. She complained of sympthoms months ago and the dr. told her it was indigestion. He gave her indigestion pills. She went back and kept complaining of chest pains and started to complain of headaches. Thank the Lord the nurse ordered further tests. We have never told our friends what we know as statistics can be misleading and depressing. I wonder if I am doing the right thing telling them not to go back to work. I pray all of you on this message board. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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