tjrasMOM Posted November 16, 2007 Author Share Posted November 16, 2007 OK, it's been a while since I've been on (a while for me is a week or so). I never met with her oncologist because Mom had an appointment with her pulmonary dr. (the one who is way TOO frank and matter-of-factly)...and he completely changed his attitude. She had told her oncologist (at the last appt) that she wasn't asking for false hopes....just hope. Maybe it was just an off day for him as someone mentioned. But I think he then later talked to the pulmonary dr. When Mom had her check-up last week, her pulmonary dr. said, "Well, you look GREAT! I mean, you couldn't be any healthier. Everything looks fantastic. Except for of course, the cancer, you are a very healthy woman......So, I won't need to see you again for a couple of months." I don't know why his attitude was so flippin' positive, but I'm taking it & running with it! So is my mom. =) She did meet with her oncologist again this week for a blood test to monitor the coumadin. He once again mentioned the statistics. Told her they give stage IV patients 12 months without treatment and around 36 months with treatment. She wasn't depressed as she had been before, but she said to me that night, "You know, I don't care about those d*** numbers and I really wish they'd stop giving them to me...." I told her to tell them exactly what she just said to me. She doesn't want them & doesn't need them! OK!! We KNOW what the books say!!!! For crying out loud.....WHO CARES??? And how does it help HER or any other patient!????? =) So, that's what I might throw in there when I go with her to her next appointment. And here's something.....so, my wild mother has always been very physically strong. Tom-boy until she had me, played tackle football, has no issues with using and abusing power tools to remodel her own home, etc. So, last night we go to "skate night" for my daughters' elementary school. Mom is on Coumadin. She should NOT get injured, RIGHT? Well, tell that to a very stubborn, young 59-year old woman who is trying to have some fun! Not only did she skate, she fell 4 times on her tailbone. Every time I tried to tell her that she was making me very nervous, she just ignored me & went back out. I can try to protect her, but I will NEVER stand in her way of living life to the fullest. I love her SO MUCH! So, so very much. Gawd, is she awesome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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