Jan 28, 2013 - 11:14 am
Hello! My mom was recently diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. We do not know which stage and are hoping that it is very early on. She has her first appointment tomorrow with the gyn oncologist. Some questions/concerns we have had over the past week:
1. She has had severe lower back pain/hamstring (ciatic feeling) over the past few weeks following the endometrial biopsy but not specifically from the biopsy, did any of you all experience this?
2. What was the first appointment like with the gyn onc? Pet scan? surgical date? blood drawn?
3. Any suggestions or comments in general for how my father and I should be treating/acting around her (it is just the 3 of us, I am an only child and we are very close/3 muskateers). We spent the entire weekend together and I don't want to bombard her with too much help and make her feel uncomfortable. She does love being around us of course, but I don't want to act in a way that constantly reminds her that she might not be feeling so great. She is really tough and never complains, she also would never really talk about if she feels scared or if she is upset. My father and I are a bit more open and obvious with our emotions (babies), she has always been calm/quiet/tough/stoic, I want to make sure that I am sensitive to her feelings, but also want to be a solid source of support for her as she has been my "rock" for the past 29 years. I live about 2 hours away and plan on coming home on the weekends over the next few weeks/months while we are figuring all of this out.
This is a really great thread. I am going to suggest she gets on here and reads some posts once she knows her diagnosis. I'm not sure if she would ever post, but eventually she might! You all are a great community and source of information/support!