Oct 23, 2007 - 6:21 pm
Hello everyone...I just found this site and hope I can stay here for a while and pick all of your brains with questions.
My mom is 55 years old and has just been diagnosed with liver and colon cancer. I feel she is getting bounced back and forth between doctors with nothing being done. First they talked about starting chemo, but wanted to wait on her colonoscopy resutls. Well those came back that she has a tumor in her colon and they want to now operate to remove the tumor or tumors. Then my mom would have to wait 4 weeks to heal and then she would start chemo. She met with the surgeon at the local hospital today and he thinks there is more going on in there than he wants to tackle, so he is sending her back to the University of Cleveland hospital next week.
I just want someone to do something. Start chemo or do surgery. I feel we are wasting time. My mom is down in her spirits and has lost a lot of weight (about 30 pounds in a short amount of time).
How do you guys cope...you and your family? I am having such a rough time with it. I feel like I want to talk to my mom about it but I start to cry and can't get anything out. This is all so new to my family, none of us know what is to be expected or what we should be doing to help out. We're all praying as much as we can and my mom keeps saying, it's in God's hands now and I truely believe it is.
Thank you for listening and any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!