Dec 05, 2012 - 10:38 pm
I hope you are doing well. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer on October 29, 2012. He saw a doctor in August 2012 but he was told he had a bacteria and was sent home with that. When he lost 50 lbs in 2 months I knew he had cancer. Initial symptoms: he was feeling full, had like ulcer feelings, vomiting, nausea and losing so much weight. Drs confirmed gastriac mass on October 29, 2012 after endoscopy and colonoscopy was done. PLEASE BE ON TOP OF DRS APPOINTMENTS. I was actually the one that escalated all these procedural appointments. My father had an appoinment with the GI specialist till end of November 2012. I've noticed so many flaws with the system (drs and appointments). I've saved my fathers life when he got an infection after his 1st chemo session (I took him to the ER) and he was admitted another couple of days.
I'll keep you guys posted. He has the strong will of living. I have read that people use 10% of our brain. I think those that survive cancer use it to the fullest to tell our fighting organs what to do. Please love your loved one, give them all the attention you can give, cater to them. This will help them want to live and fight this horrible disease.