I'm new here and hoping for..well, I guess just a sounding board.
My mom, 75, went into the hospital three weeks ago. We've been on a wild ride since then.
As background, my mom was jogging two miles a day a month ago, eats healthy as can be, never smoked and never drank (seriously, never even had a glass of wine.)
Three weeks ago, she went into the hospital with shortness of breath and she was diagnosed at first with pnemonia but then cancer of unknown origins. After a week she was released and started feeling a bit better from the pnemonia.
After a few days of being out of the hospital, she had shoulder pains so back into the hospital. She had a heart attack.
While in the hospital, I insisted they give her a PET scan so we could stage the cancer and get on with treatment.
Much to our shock she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer with tumors in both lung lobes. She's now out of the hospital and recovering at home. She's extremely weak but very resolute in fighting.
Her doctors tell us she needs to heal from the heart attack before she starts and chemo or radiation. She wants to do the cancer treatments.
Does anyone have any experience with heart attacks after a cancer diagnosis? We have been "given" any where from weeks to months. Nothing more than that.
I feel like our doctors have given up. They're telling us we need to find a local hospice.
Currently, my mom is very weak. very slowly getting stronger. But she is determined.