Jan 07, 2013 - 1:50 pm
I have not been a member of this board for long, but I wanted to stop in and thank you all for the thoughtful responses I rec'd to my posts. My mother (73 yo)was dx on Dec 2nd, had chemo on Dec. 13, and has been steadily declining since. She is too sick to recieve more chemo, and cat-scans showed her tumor grew, not regressed. My mother has a very rare type - carcinosarcoma - which is very, very hard treat, especially when she presented as late as she did. We have stopped TPN and hydration, and she is now on hospice. I found a beautiful small hospice home on Cape Cod which accpeted her today. It is beautiful, and peaceful, and I am so grateful that she will be going there. She is on a lot of pain and anti nausea meds via IV, as she cannot tolerate eating or drinking - just ice chips to moisten her mouth. They estimate she has about a week or two at most to live (but, I have a feeling she has alot less time than that). She has accepted her prognosis, and our hope is for her to go peacefully w/ family by her side. My heart goes out to all of you on this board - may God bless you all w/ health and happiness. I hesitated to share this bad news, because I didn't want to upset anybody - but just remember, I am (as of May 5 2013) a 20 year ovarian cancer survivor. And please keep in mind regarding my moms story - she was very very sick and extremely advanced when diagnosed, and she has the worst type to have.
Take Care everyone,