dozemp Posted December 3, 2008 Share Posted December 3, 2008 My mom was diagnosed after what I feel was a year long of misdiagnosis. She kept going to her Primary Care Doc with Bronchitis symptoms and he would just send her hom with meds without ever doing any xrays. After a year, she went in with another problem and he said that she sounded like she had pneumonia and finally ordered an xray. After several weeks of antibiotics that didn't help the pneumonia, he sent her to a lung specialist. He did some tests and said that he felt like she had cancer, but apparently the last test didn't show cancer so he sent her home and said that apparently she just had pneumonia. After several weeks of getting worse I took her for a second opinion and she was immediately sent for surgery and was found out that she had Stage IV lung cancer. The mass was too large to take out so they are doing chemo and eventually radiation. When her surgeon came out of surgery he seemed to not have any hope for her at all, but when the oncologist came in to her room later than evening, he was optimistic that he can help her live a long life. The first day of chemo he told my mom that every week she should start feeling better and better. But every week she is getting weaker and feeling worse. She isn't nauseated, but just really bad weak. She cannot get up out of the chair, wheelchair or commode by herself anymore. We are really worried that the oncologist is just being too optimistic for her sake. We are worried that she is really going downhill and will not live much longer. Can anyone here relate to his? Thanks, Donna Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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