May 26, 2011 - 9:14 am
I am turning here because I am afraid and need help.
We found out my Mom had cancer in mid March. Since then my whole life has been turned upsidedown. Her cancer is stage IV and I am so scared of the unknown. And each day it seems that I venture into another day of the unknown.
She had her first chemo treatment on Monday. They sent her home with a pump which they took off yesterday. She did wonderful for two days. It was incredible. We thought she would be able to make it through this without all those side effects. Yesterday morning she woke up sick on her stomach so she started taking the medicine they prescriped for it. She now has several symptoms but what is scaring me is the confusion. She is very tired and when I wake her to take her medicine or make her eat or drink all she says is "I don't understand" "I'm confused". I ask her questions like do you know where you are and who I am and she does. She wants me to explain "it" to her but I don't know what "it" is. I talk to her about her cancer and the chemo and she remembers it and even knows what day it is. Is this what they call "chemo-brain"? And most of all will it get better?
Thank you to anyone who can give me some answers...