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Unusual 4th Stage Stomach Cancer Patient- Amazing actually

Disneydave
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2011

I am not really sure if this is the correct forum to post this inquiry. I have a rather unusual, perhaps it is not unusual. I have a dear friend whose Grandmother has 4th Stage Stomach Cancer, which has metastasized to the following regions: 2 mets on both lungs, liver, bile duct, and several clusters of tumors in her breasts. She has been on Hospice care for several months, and doctors have said that she has been on death's door numerous times. This afternoon my friend went to be at her bedside as medical professionals said she would most likely not make it through the day. He stayed with her for several hours: shallow breathing, non-responsive, and she had a weak pulse. This was at 2:00 PM. At 5:00 PM a caregiver couldn't locate her in her house, she was in the shower. She got out of the shower, unassisted, and insisted and on playing Bingo. She the proceeded to get dressed, went and played bingo, ate french fries and drank soda. She has not been eating anything more than broth, and ice chips.

I have heard of stage 4 cancer patients getting a 'second wind,' however this seems rather amazing. I don't want to over analyze this, but after searching several websites, and a few medical journals, I have never seen a story comparable to this. If anyone has heard of or experienced anything like this I would love to hear from you.

On a personal note, my Grandmother and Grandfather have both died of cancer, and there are several cancer survivors in my family. I commend each and everyone of you for your strength, and dedication to you loved ones. I thank you if I receive a response to this most unusual query.

Thank you and God Bless

David

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AnneBehymer
Posts: 739
Joined: Jul 2011

David,

The only thing I can say is rejoice in the good days she has and man it sounded like she is having a really good day. I am stage four ovaria cancer and just went into remission about two months ago. I am always rejoicing in my good days I will be turning 46 on Friday which blows my mind since as of June 4th 2011 I thought I would not see another birthday. Please keep us updated on how she is doing I would love to see how God heals her and she no longer has to worry about losing her life.

Anne

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