Dec 02, 2003 - 3:58 pm
my aunt, who is more like my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in october. she found out because she had fluid building up around her heart and the fluid tested cancer. she has done two rounds of chemo and the cancer has moved so rapidly that they took her off the treatments and gave her 2-6 weeks to live. i am trying to talk her into hospice care, but she doesnt want that to be the end. she wants a second opinion, but i saw the films, a second opinion is okay, but they will still her there is nothing to do but live the rest of your life to the fullest. the cancer is around her heart now, moved to the other lung, around her esophagus, and now her voice box in two months. we had our little end of life converstaion, but i dont know how to prepare myself for this. this has been so hard on me, the guilt of i could be there instead of here, i should call her more, i should send flowers, ect. its hard. just looking for some support.