Aug 12, 2011 - 6:11 pm
My mother was diagnosed in March with lung cancer. Her onocolgist has given her 6 months to a year. She has taken 3 chemo treatments. She is so weak she cannot go to the mailbox on a lot of days. She takes several naps a day. The onocolgist wants to give her 3 more treatments but he has given her 2 extra weeks off to get her strength back. He advised walking is the only thing that will give her strength. My mother mowed her yard up until she got sick. She has always had a garden till she got sick. I know she would do more walking if she could.
We talked to her gp and he advised against her walking because she is so weak. He told her eat anything you want and do what you can.
I am a little confused the gp does have access to her records. He referred her to the onocolgist. Who do we listen to? She has a lot of panic attacks because I think she is trying to cope with all of this the best she can. She does take lorazpam for the attacks.
Any advice would be appreciated.