kamataca Posted December 17, 2006 Share Posted December 17, 2006 So Mom made it through gamma knife on the 7th, and recovered well. She's an amazing trooper. She got socked again this week. Her primary has grown by 54%, and they suspect it is spreading in other areas as well. The Gemzar ian't working, which is a shame because she has tolerated it very well. PET scans next week to determine what we are dealing with. I know I have to bury the guilt, but because I had taken so much time off lately regarding the gamma (visits to the neurosurgeon, radiataion onc, and the procedure itself), I didn't go to this app't with her. We thought this would be a 'routine' onc. visit. My DH said this week that we have to assume that there is no more routine, and we need to make sure there is always someone there with Mom in the future. She was just crushed--this caught her so off guard. They are starting her on Altima on the 20th. I've searched the site, and it seems like this will be trickier for her than the Gemzar was. I know we have to keep attacking, but I am so saddened that they are starting this right before Christmas. I just pray that she bounces back before Christmas Eve. She's been so sad--the dr is trying a new anti-depressant for her. The last two made her so sick, but I can't stand to think of her, alone and down at her house from the time I leave until the kids come over the next morning. She's been very weepy, which is completely unlike her. I just feel like I'm losing my grip this week. I can't keep up with the kids' basketball games, Christmas programs, spending time with Mom, Christmas parties, all that closing out a semester at school entails, Christmas shopping, etc. I know it will all get better--just feels hard right now. Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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