Jan 11, 2005 - 12:22 pm
hi to all.
i hope you dont mind me joining in with the group but i would like to ask a few questions.
my name is kellie, i live in west midlands (uk) .....my mum was told last march that she had a tumor in her cervix she has done 6 weeks of radiotherapy (every day) and her consultant has now given her a break from it but says the tumor has broke up and she may need 5/6 more treatments later on.
my mum had a problem with her kidneys (christmas 2003) and had to have a tube pput into it, something odviously went wrong after this operation and my mum ended up with a hole in her bladder, because of this my mum has to have a catheter in everyday (please excuse my spelling) and has been having alot of water infections causing her to vomit, bad stomach pains etc ....but also blood loss in her catheter. This is odviously scaring my mum as her consultant told her she needed to go back to him for more treatment if this happened incase the cancer was attacking her bladder aswell.
i was just wondering if anything like this has happened to anyone else. we are not sure if the blood is from shock of having to have so many catheters in, as they have been blocked and changed alot lately ...or is this blood because of the cancer?
i would be very gratefull for any advice or support given. im so sorry to be intruding onto your site...my mum doesnt have a pc so i thtought i would try to help. as you will all know this is a difficult subject and i know my mum find it hard to talk to anyone who hasnt got cancer themselves. but i would like to let you all know...i do know that feeling well...my son died from cot death in february 2004 at only 17 days old! so totally different but i know i cant talk to anyone else about this unless they have been there themselves....no-one in a different position to yourself can possibly understand how you feel...i feel the same. i do not know how my mum is feeling and i know i cant make it go away but i will do anything i can to help. at the moment all this is getting her down.
thank you and take care x