May 30, 2013 - 8:21 pm
My sister is just 53 and was diagnosed Jan 30th. She is in England and is 3/4 way through her chemo treatments. She had radiotherapy on her shoulder and hip to help manage the pain from the cancer in her bones. She has a permanent drain in her lung which her husband drains three times per week. The fluid is much less than it was to start. There are cancer cells in the fluid. She pushes on every day. She is a shop owner and goes to work every day (just half days) and is doing as much as she can which is how she is coping with this. They have told her she is just looking at months......not years and she can't have anymore chemo after this is finished and basically they are just doing things to keep her comfortable. They have, however, offered her the option of a 2nd opinion which I hope she jumps on. It will be at the Royal Marsden In London. Apparently one of the best cancer institutions in Europe. This has devistated our family and I am heart broken. She has 4 children who are all in college. She has so much to look forward to. Are there any long time survivors on this site with her diagnosis???? I need hope here......lots of hope and something possitive to tell her. She and her husband are going to France and Italy to celebrate their 30th anniversay and when they come back home, they plan to tell their children her prognosis and go from there.