Mar 15, 2011 - 11:38 am
This past Saturday I took my mom who is 59 to the ER because she has been having severe headaches, loss of hearing in her right ear & most recently stabbing pains in her left eye. It took me 2 weeks to convince her to go. They did a CT scan and found abnormalities in her Cerebellum they warranted a MRI where they found several masses in her Cerebellum. My mom is a long time smoker so they did a chest x-ray where they found a small mass in her lung. She is currently in the hospital undergoing testing. The oncologist suggested full brain radiation and then Chemotherapy & they are currently giving her steroids to reduce the swelling around the masses in her brain. I have never dealt with anything like this before and I am scared to death – I don’t have much support from my husband because he doesn’t deal well with situations that require compassion. I am trying to be strong for my parents and I don’t want to break down but I can feel it coming. We don’t have a confirmation that it is cancer yet because the biopsy results have not come back but the Oncologist was 90% sure it was. I just need some direction in how to deal with this and some info on what is to come.