May 23, 2012 - 10:26 pm
My mom was diagnosed last Thursday with cervical cancer and her first appointment with the specialist is tomorrow. We have never dealt with anything like this so I feel like I am drifting along with no idea what to expect. (I am assuming this is normal) She has not been staged, just had the results of her biopsy and this is the next step.
My question is what should I expect on this trip? Any questions you would recommend asking?
I want to be as informed as possible and I am hoping any advice you can share will be helpful. (Sorry I do not know more).
I am guessing it will be more of a planning trip, although I wish they were testing to find her stage- I want to know exactly what we are against. I know that is the next step, but since this is the first doctors visit after the diagnosis, I am want to ask as much as I can. I am an only child and my mom is only 44 years old, so her and my dad will be going to this visit- but I know if I have a plan and list of questions, I will be able to be objective and not get caught up in the scary nature of everything. I am determined to be strong for my parents, especially my mom.