Nov 08, 2012 - 1:31 pm
I am staying with my sister to help any way I can during her chemoradiation treatments. She was diagnosed with Stage III anal cancer just a couple of months ago. Her tumor was 10 cm. and involves lymph nodes in her left groin. She is was just one week away from completing her treatment but complications have arisen. However she had to have 2 units of platelets last week and has now become dehydrated and had to receive IV fluids at the doctors office 3 times this week. She missed all her radiation treatments this week because she just was too ill. Her last week of radiation will resume next Monday and her daughter's wedding follows that next Saturday. We just don't know what to expect and how she is going to make the wedding. Also, I have heard a lot about how hard the 2 weeks following completion of the treatment can be. In addition, she just got a promotion and the new position calls for her to attend a training out of state that is going to fall during those two weeks post treatment. She is 58 y/o, single and has to work and her job is her only source of income and insurance. Any words of encouragement out there ???