Jun 10, 2001 - 4:40 pm
As most of you know I lost my grandmother to septic shock on Tuesday. I am trying to deal with this the best way I can but so many questions enter my mind. To those of you who have been through chemo, did your oncologist EVER mention septic shock? The reason I am wondering is because I think every patient should be well informed and my grandmother was on pill form morophine and I believe the doctors should have been more informative since she was not really in the state of mind to do alot of research. I miss her so much and I am not trying to find someone to blame but I think we should have known ALL the risks of treatment. Had she know treatment would or could kill her, she might have opted for radiation and a less agrressive form of chemo. Anyway, I just don't want anyone ever to go through what we just did. If I have to go to Washington for Cancer fighters rights to be upheld I will. If this was a mistake on my grandmother's doctorss part that is one thing. But if doctors around the world are not telling cancer fighters what they are up against that is another. I just need your feedback if you don't mind. I want something good to come out of my grandmothers passing and if I can help one person, that is what she would want. Keep fighting, I will pray for all of you.