ceilidhgirl Posted September 19, 2011 Share Posted September 19, 2011 Hi everyone. I am new here. My mom was just diagnosed with SCLC on 9/1 after having a brain tumor the size of a ping-pong ball removed. She just had her first PET scan done and we are waiting on the results now. PCP says her presentation is a bit unusual because she only has 2 small spots, less than 2 mm, in the lungs on her pre-op CT scans with nothing else showing up in the chest, abdomen or pelvis. I am worried about it having spread to the bone though since my mom has been experiencing pain in the legs. She is a real trooper. She has bounced back from the surgery and has not had any negative side-effects during the last two weeks of WBR. Oncologist says she will start chemo in October. She has been a whirling dervish of activity around the house. She is an antiques collector (picture 3000 sq ft antique mall in an 800 sq ft house-hoarder-esque). She is worried she will die and leave me to deal with all of her stuff (she was worried about this before her dx already... the dx just put it into overdrive) so she has been going through all the stuff planning on having yard sales and our doing a series of antiques shows to sell alot of it off. One might think that would be depressing but it isn't. We are having alot of fun going through the stuff and I get to "shop at mom's". Plus, I have been bugging her for years to help me write down information to identify which of her multitude of antiques were "family pieces" and she is finally doing it. I worry about helping her fight this as she gets ready to start chemo next month. I live 2 and 1/2 hours away and have a demanding job. My dad is with her but he is disabled, has many health problems of his own and can't drive. My mom is the one that has always taken care of him. My mom is a fighter though and reading some of the success stories on here has helped. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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