Mar 22, 2011 - 6:43 pm
This is my first post. I've been on and off reading all of your posts and stories and wonderful words of encouragement/advice. Thank you and God bless you all. I am on this board because my mom is battling this ugly disease. Some brief background -- in Aug 2010 my mom has had a recurrence of Endometrioid adenocarcinoma, stage IIA, grade 2. After a complete hysterectory and radiation only in 2007(as recommended by the doctors and was told that she is pretty much "cured"), there is now a large tumor pressing on one of her left lumbar nerves causing severe pain and neuropathy in her left leg and also spread to the periaortic nodes. Carbo/Taxol, Radiation, Ixempra have all failed on us. I have been the most positive out of all my siblings/dad...hopeful I should say, but every CAT scan and every check point has shown negative results. The disease has only progressed and each week I see her getting worse and worse. She is young, only 60 and she's in so so much pain, it's unbearable for her and for the family. She is our rock and we can't see her go...ugh this is hard. So now to the point of all this. What's next for her?? I tried following the anti-cancer diet by Dr. Servan-Schreiber. My problem was that she lost her appetite of the "good" foods that she had to eat as opposed to the foods that she wanted to eat. This caused her to lose a ton of weight. So instead, I tried letting her eat a mix of the "good" stuff and the "not-so-good" stuff and started her on 8g of curcumin a day. It doesn't seem to be working though. I'm questioning everything now.
Did I make her suffer by not letting her enjoy life and eat all foods?
Or did I not do enough - be more strict with her diet?
Should she be avoiding all carbs, and all types of sugar, such as fruits)?? I read that member, California Artist, is on all natural remedies that seems to be working. If you are reading, what's your suggession?
What do I do? I'm lost and I don't want to lose my mom. I need her. :(
Thanks for listening and best to all of you beautiful, strong ladies.