Sep 16, 2011 - 11:41 am
hi everyone. i am living with and taking care of my mother who was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. (i'm afraid i'm not a very good speller) we have been battling this for oh, probably a year if not longer. she started with radiation with a 4% chance of coming back. the thing is that yes it did come back in a way that kind of had the doctors scratching their heads. it ended up spreading up effecting a few of her lymph nodes and causing a growth on her throat that could be felt. good news is that it skipped her lungs and chest and those couple things i said were the only things effected that the tests shows. she has been through six months of chemo and had one checkup after three months being done with chemo that looked good except now she developed a little skin cancer by her rectum and is going through another round of radiation.
the biggest problem right now is that she can't eat much. today she forced down a greek yogurt and that's about it. she is having a huge problem with gas buildup that never fully goes away. she was a good fighter up until her very last chemo. she never bounced back from that. she swears she doesn't have diarrhea or constipation and that it's trapped gas. we talked to a couple doctors and tried anything over the counter we could think of. no body seems to have an answer. she went to a stomach specialist and he wanted to do a colonoscopy and have her drink like a gallon of gateraid. she can't even handle a forth of that. each day i get more worried about here and i have run out of ideas on ways to help her. so please anyone with a little advice or insight, i would welcome a response.