Mar 21, 2004 - 1:26 pm
My mother was dx with Lung Cancer last week. It is SCLC extensive. It is in the liver, back bone,leg, and hip.She is now complaining of pain in the chest and rib. It has also mestasacized to the skull bone.The doctors said she is getting chemo just to relieve her, not to cure her. With treatment, they gave her around 9 months. I am her primary caregiver and we are roommates. My siblings are holding room for hope and are putting it in God's hands. I am however a "need to know" kind of person. Can anyone provide me with a possible account of what I can expect. Some dear friends who love me enough to be honest with me, feel as though it may actually be less than that. My mother is my mother, my child, my best friend, my husband. She is my world. But, I feel as though I can be better for her if I am not surprised.