Mar 16, 2013 - 9:52 pm
My mom, aged 64, was diagnosed in Nov. of 2011 with Stage IV adenocarcinoma with mets to the brain. She intially had the brain tumor removed, received chemo, and had radiation on her lung tumor. In October of 2012 a second brain tumor was discovered and removed. 4 weeks later a third tumor was found, in the exact spot of the second tumor, and was removed and she had that area radiated. On Wednesday we recieved the news that a third tumor is in the same spot again. Due to her health, and the results from the last surgery(she almost didn't make it through), the decision has been made that no further surgery or chemo/radiation will be done. I am her caregiver and will be moving in with her when she is no longer able to care for herself. I am wondering what to expect and how this progresses. She already has some speech and short term memory trouble and also the headaches and dizzyness along with it.
So scary, I don't want to see her suffer anymore. I am looking to be prepared to what is to come and how to make her as comfortable as possible. We have already contacted Hospice.
Thanks for listening!