Laurie Posted June 1, 2003 Share Posted June 1, 2003 Hi All, I know that I have spoken to some of you about this problem that I am having with my Moms Doctor but I thought I would post on it. It has really sent me on a worry spree and i feel helpless that I can not take care of this so far. My Mom just passed her three month mark and the doctor did not scan her with a CT. She had blood work and a Bone scan one month prior. I talked her doctor and told him of my concerns. He thinks she should be scanned yearly or if some symptoms occur which I am not happy about. I want every three months, as I know that stats etc.... I've seen the data. My Mom thinks that she has to think positive and doesn't want this to run her life. She doesn't come on this website and is not familar with the 'stats that keep me up all night'.... I know that she thinks I'm being negative but I just would rather find out everything is okay or it can be caught early if it does occur. There is a 50% chance of reoccurance.. I told her i'm not trying to be negative just want to know everything is okay. She said she might push for one after 6 months. This is very upsetting to me as she doesn't want chemo anymore. I have vocalized many times my concerns to her. She is going to ask her Radiation Onc for a second opinion. God I hope he tells her the right thing. She is just exhausted from the brain radiation. Shes trying to get back on track for her work and is so tired. I feel so bad for her. Hopeful 2 you and her are very close in DX treatments etc.. If you are interested in being a phone buddy and supporting each other please get in touch with me. I think you would be great friends you both are upbeat people and are in the same situation. Keep in mind though that she has never been on these boards and does not like to deal with the "cancer" too much just sees the disease from her perspective. I kind of think that she is in denial.. but its not a bad place to be when you consider some of the alternatives. If anyone can help with any advice for me please post me a reply. I'm not sure what to say to her not to scare her or sound negative but to encourage her to get scanned and stay positive. Thanks all and bless you, Laurie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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