lovelife Posted October 20, 2011 Share Posted October 20, 2011 Hi, I"m not sure if i'm doing this correctly. Please forgive me i'm new to this site and have never done this before. I just wanted to share my story and hopefully hear some positive feedback. I loved hearing the lung cancer survival stories. My mom is 60 years old...about 4 months ago she started getting floaters in her right eye and the eye doctor said she had inflammation in her eye, possibly due to her arthritis. My mom has had arthritis her whole life and been on medication for it. then she started getting a slight headache from time to time that eventually last 2 hours and was very painful..... the eye doctor sent her to the nuerologist who wasnt to concerned b/c she passed all the neurological screening tests, and seemed ok, but wanted to do an MRI b/c she was looking for something to do with the eye. The doctor was very surprised when she found a golf ball size tumor on the back of my moms brain....my mom went to a new neurologist and surgeon that she knew was one of the best. The surgeon said the tumor was in a great location and would be easy to remove... the surgery lasted 3 hours and went great. She was up and moving/walking the very next day and is recovering nicely. With this they did cat scants, pet scans and etc... they did discover a quarter size spot on her lung. the surgeron said its possible they are related but stranger things have happened. long story short my mom went this week for her brain biopsy results and the dr said yes it was malignant....and she will see an oncologist this monday coming up to review the lung results and take the appropriate steps. My mom is not to forth coming with information which i completly understand she is still in shock and very very upset. So i try not to overwhelm her but would like some answers. From what I can gather from what my step-dad has told me, most likely it is lung cancer and it spread to the brain (which they removed the tumor already about 2 weeks ago) I dont know what stage it is in, and from what i read on the internet which i hate to do it said once the cancer spreads its in a much later stage. THe dr said that they will start treatment soon... I'm not familiar with this, and all the terminology if someone could give me some input i would truly appreciate it.......My mom is my bestfriend and means the world to me, its very difficult to deal with but i'm being her rock right now....My twin boys are going to be here in just a few months and I pray everyday that my mom will be able to meet them. Thank you for listening Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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