Nov 28, 2005 - 4:53 pm
My sister has ovarian cancer which was diagnosed 2 years ago. In the beginning we thought she was going to beat it without a doubt, but now I'm not too sure. She has had a few surgeries and has gone through 4 different chemo medications. She is allergic to the last 2 and her CA-125 count keeps rising. She is in a lot of pain and her stomach is swelling. She has a hard time going to the bathroom because it hurts her so much. They have mentioned a collostomy (sp) bag, but I've haven't heard anything else about it. She has become depressed, angry, crying all the time. I try to talk with her but nothing I say helps her. I came here looking for guidance on what to do. I am a single mother of 2 who lives about 1 hour 15 mins from my sister so it is hard for me to always be there for her. We are best friends though and we talk many times a day; that is until the past few weeks since it seems she has gotten worse. Can anyone give me advice on how to comfort her? She cries all of the time and is always upset about her 7 yr old daughter being without her mom. The doctors have not told her that she is going to die any time soon, but by the way she is acting it is like she believes she is going to die tomorrow. When I tell her to take things one day at a time and we will deal with whatever comes across our path she gets angry with me. When I talk about death she cries. I don't know how to help her and I just want to make her life a little easier. Any suggestions?