Apr 30, 2013 - 10:07 pm
I guess I'm just wanting to hear experience from others.
My mom was diagnosed on Valentine's Day with stage 4b, grade 1 uterine cancer (her surgeon said he was shocked to see it graded 1 since it had spread so far)- they told me it was in her uterus and omentum. When we had the CT, it was also found in her
lungs and lymph nodes.
Currently, we've had three chemo treatments (Carbo/Tax).
My mom has always been so strong. They've told us she may only have 1-3 years to live.
She really seems to have no symptoms other than being slightly out of breath when she walks across the floor. Her doctor told us that was probably from the chemo.
I think I have so many questions....it's hard to understand how she can be so sick and look so healthy. She does sleep more but we're also told that is from the chemo.
She is scheduled to have another CT done in three weeks.
We were initially told she would have 6 of these treatments. What comes next?? They talked like she would just be sent home and have a repeat CT in 6 months. Maybe I misunderstood? The last chest x-ray showed the disease had gotten slightly smaller.
Also, they did a tumor marker which showed 11, down from 13 at the first treatment. They acted like this was positive but as I read on the internet, this might not very accurate??
I have so many feelings....I feel like my world will never be the same.
I have felt encouraged by reading so many of the stories here....