Jan 08, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Hello everyone!!! I am new to this and have a few questions. About a month or so ago my mother had a bronchoscopy because she had a spot on her right lung. After that she wasn't the same. She then went to the er about 3 days later and found out she had pneumonia. She was let out of the hospital 4 or 5 days later. Well 2 or 3 days later we went to the er again this time her lung had collpased. She stayed for about a month also due to infection. Today is the first day home and I'm scared. While we were there everyone doctors and all said she was doing much better. They never told us what stage or anything about the lung cancer. She started her chemo while there and has to go once every 3 weeks.
We are scared because I got her discharge papers and looked up the words (Dyspnea and Pleural Effusion). These things says it is for advanced stage cancer and the survival rate is less than 1 year. Never once did the doctors tell us any of this. I do not want to tell her b/c im affarid. I'm lost and do not know what to do. I am an only child who lost my father I do not want to lose my mother to.
Can anyone please give some encouraging words or something this is killing me softly. I affarid when we go to her chemo treatment to ask questions b/c I dont want to hear any bad news. What should we do?