Jul 31, 2013 - 8:30 am
Mom has been fighting metastatic colorectal cancer for two years now. It came back with a vengence in April. The oncologist at the time told us that if she responded well to the chemo regimine it could give her another year of life. My dad and I have been with her every step-the good, the bad, and more often than not the ugly. She's my best friend.
My question to all is: I had scheduled a 4 day vacation to Las Vegas (5 hours from NY) a while ago and I have been on the fence as to going. Is this normal? Obviously if she is medically getting worse I will not go. So far her oncologist says that her numbers have been getting better and her two tumors look as though they have been contained and possibly getting smaller. A part of me feels slightly burnt out and the other part feels guilty going (this is my own guilt-none that my mother has given as she is an awesome person even in the face of suffering) and leaving my dad alone. I have a wonderful support group. My friends have all said they will take turns coming by the house to take care of mom and give dad a break while I am away and will report in. I'm sure her family would too.
I told her I would play the slots for her and any winnings I would bring home in a duffel bag :0).
That made her smile.
Any words of widsom would be most appreciated,