Sep 03, 2009 - 4:14 pm
I'm shaken, I'm confused. My mom was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer April 7th 2009, my birthday. OK, it's kidney cancer....research shows this is a very curable disease. Remove the affected Kidney, things get better...she will be a cancer survivor right?
No. It's not the case. She has stage IV rare aggresive chromophobe renal cell carcenoma. In 5 months she had been beaten down to a shell of who she was. She has lymphnode mets, bone mets, lung mets right from the start...............and now liver mets. She is not simply sick, tired, weak....she is black and purple bruised all over her arms and stomach and legs from faling down, she is eyes sunken in and no spark behind them, she is shakey and in pain and hurting with every moment. She has stage III bed sores and several stage I and stage II's.....it cotinues to get worse. This isn't my mom. This isn't fair. She is such a vibrant and loving woman.....this isn't her. One minute there, the next minute gone....reagardless if her body is still here. The chemo, the phenergan for naseau, the antianxiety for her panic attacked.....it's taken her completely away. The cancer hasn't taken her away....but the MEDS have. I search for a glimpse of who she is...in the midst of all the "medicine".