Jun 06, 2007 - 10:40 am
I am not surprised with this diagnosis, she has been a smoker all her life. However, nobody wants to hear that horrible word! So far she has only seen her family doctor who has referred her to a surgeon. I am going with her tomorrow for the first visit. I have no idea (other than lung cancer) what stage she is at or what type it is. I am concerned that she is going to a general surgeon and not a cancer specialist...maybe that comes later???
She has been going to the doctor for months now with fatigue, depression, not feeling well, no appetite, and her doctor pretty much told her she didn't know what to do with her anymore.
Anyway I have many different emotions right now(including anger at my Mom for smoking, which I feel guilty about). I am still in shock and know that we have a rough road ahead...just not sure what we should be expecting.
Hopefully the appointment goes well tomorrow and we leave with some answers.
I do have a question though. Has anyone experience severe nose bleeds as a symptom? Suddenly a few months ago my Mom started having nose bleeds (lots of blood!!!) that are hard to stop. Just wondered if that could be a symptom?
I will update what our findings are after tomorrow.