Nov 16, 2011 - 8:18 am
I just learned of this board the other day (I'm from the EC board). This forum seemed to break my heart. The EC board is sort of a place to learn what is what and what to do about all the whats that creep up.
I am caregiver to my mom (84, Stage II). Currently going through chemoradiation. She isn't quite halfway through the first round.
Seems I never leave the house w/o my folder of paperwork - and boy was I glad once that I had it with me for a routine day that proved anything but that! On the way to a 6:30 pm radiation treatment had to detour to the ER. Mom stayed 5 days. So many questions fired at me and I had my trusty folder full of info - whew!
Mom has a cousin who stays with her about 4 days, then I bring her home with me for a few days. Mom loves to be in her house and I don't blame her.
My only SIL is now on Whole Brain Radiation Therapy for mets to the brain from breast cancer. My heart goes out to my brother who struggles through our mom with EC and his wife with brain cancer (plus other areas of the body that will be treated with chemo once WBRT is over. He's got a very difficult road to travel.
I am glad I was told about this board, but boy, is it hard to read! I try really hard to not cry. Doesn't seem to work very well though.