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Archives for February 2005
My mother is suffering from malignant melanoma. She has to have surgery to remove lymph nodes in her groin. I was wondering if anyone knew the life expectancy for this situation. My sister and I are both expecting and I want to know how long my mom will be around.
small cell lung and liver cancer
my mom has been in remisssion for 4 months now. she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. we were told her small cell lung cancer is back and now she also has 2 spots on her liver. her health has been very poor due to pnuemonia and various other things so the dr. says it wouldn't do much good to have chemo again. is…
First Chemo treament while recovering from pneumonia?
I'm hoping someone can provide some feedback based on their caregiving experience. I haven't been able to find information about this anywhere, and I don't want to jump to conclusions about my mother's caregivers. So - my 58 year old mother was admitted to the hospital on Jan 24 for pneumonia. She'd probably already had it…
Angels Gather Here
I want to praise Dr.Erwin Robin and his staff for taking care of me ,being diagnosed in April 2003 with stageIV stomach cancer Dr. Robin and his people got me into remmision with chemo and nothing else but their support. At this point I am having a reccurance in my stomach and have talked to 2 different surgeons with 2…
I'm being pushed away
I'm 43...my beloved with Renal Cell Carcinoma is 56. We met 13 months ago after both suffering tragic losses. He, his wife of 34 years, me, my partner of 12 years.(neither loss was due to cancer). He was very open about his cancer when we met, never hiding anything. I fell in love with him very quickly. He became a very…
Mom's Feeding Tube
My Mom has been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. They are going to remover 75% of her liver, and other items. In order for them to do the surgery - she has to be healthy and not jaundiced. They have inserted a feeding tube and it goes directly into her lower intestine - however, she is to have 5 - 250mL cans of this…