Kelly71 Posted September 2, 2008 Share Posted September 2, 2008 My parents created a blended family over 33 years ago. Together, they had 6 children and eventually had 14 grandchildren. On December 11, 2007, my father was diagnosed with stage 4, non-small cell lung cancer. Exactly 5 weeks later, on January 15, 2008, he died with my mom and I by his side. Exactly 5 weeks after he died, on February 19, my mother was diagnosed with extensive stage, small cell lung cancer. My family didn't even have time to properly put my father to rest (a burial-at-sea) or have much time to grieve, when we took another huge blow. This has been incredibly painful. Our family decided that it was best that my mom not stay alone, down in Florida, so we moved her here by me and a brother, in Minnesota. Incredibly better medical care and near family is what she needs. I am her primary caregiver. I am married and have 3 children (ages 17, 16 and 8 ) My mom now lives about 5 minutes from me at a senior living community. I love my mom tremendously and I hate what she is going through! Since moving here, she has been through 3 differant types of Chemo. The first 2 were not showing any improvement...things were only getting worse. This last line of treatment seems to be the one! Her last PET Scan showed major improvement! Tumors are shrinking and losing energy! Finally...some good news. I just hope this continues! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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