brsarah Posted December 20, 2006 Share Posted December 20, 2006 My mom, dx nsclc IIB/V was just told that she will not be receiving anymore chemo. She was ready to go on her fifth treatment. She has been in the hospital since diagnosis due to medical complications, insurance issues and complexity of her disease. For the past month she has been looking so good but last weekend, it all seemed to start spiraling down hill. She fell at the base of her bed and could not get up, she is extremely tired, depressed and fearful. Last catscan about three to four weeks ago indicated the main tumour in her lungs decreased slightly and there was no progression of the disease. But recently her pleural effusion has increased and had an increased amount of blood in it. I'm so scared, frustrated, saddened. My mother has no insurance and has recently been approved for medicaid. Her options are limited. Right now they are recommending Hospice. This disease is truly awful. I'm sorry to vent so much but I'm hurting for my mother. She is 58 years old. I had dreams of some day getting that really good job and being able to help her out, take away her stress, take her to Europe. I had so many dreams for my mom and I. Where do I put them now? I can't imagine life without my mom. Please put her in your prayers. Sarah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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