Dec 17, 2002 - 5:25 pm
My mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer about 5 weeks ago. She had surgery and they removed 2/3 of her stomach. They found the cancer in 34 out of 34 lymph nodes that were removed. Now she is gearing up for chemo and radiation therapy to begin in 2 weeks. She is really having trouble eating. She gets pain and feels like she will throw-up. She also gets depressed often. I am worried for her as is the rest of my family. Does anyone have any insight that may help us. The doctors tell us things to try but I would like to hear from someone who has been through it what may help her to get the right mentality and mood so that she can gear up for the treatment. She is only 58 years old and we of course are destroyed over this. Any input as to how I can help her would be greatly appreciated. I know we are not unique but we love her so- I wish someone could help me with methods to boost her mood and to help her fight.