Feb 17, 2004 - 12:06 pm
After reading all of the messages in this discussion makes me feel like I'm not alone. But I know there is no hope for my aunt. She was diagnosed with colon cancer stage 3 back in July of 2002. She had surgery to remove 2 tumors that were the size of a small apple and a goose egg. She ended up with a colostomy. Two weeks after her surgery, they found a spot on her liver. It is now a yr and a half later and she has been on every chemo medication and none of them have worked. The Dr did another CT scan and now it has traveled into her lung. The Dr said there is nothing else he can do. For the past month, the pain is settling in. The pain pills are taken daily. Now she has started taking morphine medication to settle the pain. If there is anyone who can tell me what to expect next? What other sympotms? How much time does she have with us? The Dr hasn't been that informative. I tried to keep her as active as she will be. But for mos, she has slowly whithered away. I feel she has no more energy to give. She has always stayed positive but I can tell that is fading. Please someone, talk to me! Any comments are helpful. To all the survivors, Congrats and God bless, for all the hard work to get there! It is so impressive to hear all those great messages.