Oct 26, 2011 - 3:30 pm
My mom was diagnosed in February of this year with small cell lung cancer (non extensive). They did chemo, radiation, and then did radiation on her brain in August as a preventative measure. Her sixth and last round of chemo was not able to be done because of her blood counts- they just would not come up high enough for the doctor to be comfortable giving the last round of chemo.
She'd been having some problems lately- swelling, pain, etc, so they decided to do a brain MRI and a PET scan. She got the results yesterday- the cancer has grown back in her lung (in July it was nickle sized, now it's back to fist sized), spread to her bones (just at her hip) and kidney and brain. :(
She was told if she did no treatment she would be dead within 3 months. Her oncologist and radiation oncologist are meeting today to decide what to do from here and then she will most likely start the treatment tomorrow.
I am so scared, shocked, confused, angry, etc... The kicker here is, I just gave birth 7 weeks ago to her first and only grandchild. The grandchild that she has been asking (begging) for, for at least the past 7 years. How unfair and cruel this is.
I guess I'm not really asking anything... just venting. I wish I knew how this was going to play out. I can't bear the thought of losing her, I don't even want to think about it. But I know I WILL lose her, sooner rather than later. :(