Aug 14, 2012 - 12:24 pm
My mom was diagnosed with Rectal cancer the week of Christmas in 2008. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the beginning of 2009. She had surgery to remove the Rectal cancer and a Lumpectomy on her breasts. She is now a breast cancer survivor, but the rectal cancer came back, She was re-diagnosed The week of Christmas in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Currently her anus was removed and sewn shut, her vagina is sewn shut as well because they destroyed it in the attempts to get rid of the cancer as it broke the vaginal wall. She keeps having a very nasty strain of Kidney infection that is Extremely resistant to antibiotics. She was having to go to the hospital every month for a while to get rid of it for a few weeks. They finally got that to stay gone, but she got another infection, thankfully pill form antibiotics worked. She cannot have Chemo or Radiation until the infections stay gone. Has anyone else had something similar happen? Her current tumor is small and the growth rate is extremely slow. Honestly she had to stop working and is retired now because of all of this. :/ I'm worried about my mom. What are her chances of being here a long time? What are the chances it won't spread through her whole body? I've tried really hard to be strong for my mom for these last 4 years, but I want my mom to be around for a long time, for me, my kids and my step kids, and their kids. We are expecting our second grandchild in January! (the first tragically passed away from SIDS in 2009..she was 5 months old) She has so much to live for, but my biggest fear is that one morning I'll get a call from my little brother saying mom is dead. Anytime my mom's calls me from her cell phone, my heart stops for a moment. I would feel better if I could at least talk to someone who has been through or knows someone who's been through something similar. Thanks for your time, God Bless.