lucky134me Posted May 5, 2004 Share Posted May 5, 2004 My mother turns 60 tomorrow and she doesn't want to celebrate. In February, she went to the Dr. about some shoulder pain** she was having...Her being a long time smoker...he asked for a chest x-ray. "Extremly fortuitous of him" "His words" Well, they found something...After a PET Scan...and other tests. It was determined she has NSCLC Stage III. She started Chemo of Taxol/Carbo on April 8th. 1 day a week. She stared Radiation on April 6th. Every day for 5 1/2 weeks I feel helpless of course. My mom has always been the strong one...Now it's time for me to "take over" and I don't think I'm helping one bit... She started off pretty positive...but since last week...It's been really bad. She hardly leaves her bed...and the side effects are getting worse for her. She has been talking about stopping the treatment...its not worth it..etc... Thanks for reading.. and thanks for this group. Debra ** The shoulder pain turned out to be just good ole arthritis. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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