I went to my moms Dr. appointment last week and here a few things that were pointed out to us. She still is experiencing incredible pain and the Dr. said that they had to leave a lot of cancer behind. If they removed a part of her liver and the lymph nodes that appeared to be "bad" (staged at III/2) and no spreading to other organs, what kind of cancer has been left in her?
I just don't understand.
I asked what results she was hoping to find after this first round of chemo (4.5 months) and she said nothing would be certain until another pet scan is done.
We were also told her hair would not fall out with the chemo and it is. Is this normal?
My mom is so little (96 pounds) and still has a hard time eating tho she is being forced to eat small meals every 1 1/2 hours. The food goes right through her and that too is not comfortable. They placed her on enzyme pills but they make her vomit.
She has also developed an almost s shaped rash on the top of her lower legs, is that normal?
Her short term memory seems to be foggy, maybe from the pain meds or not, I can't be sure.
I have also been encouraging her to have her friends come by and she keeps saying, "when she feels better"....
My heart is heavy, still. I have this need to be by her all of the time. I sit on the floor next to her chair and just want to feel her hands in my hair or hold her hand. I see something different in her eyes that nobody else will admit to aloud.
I want her to come to Palm Springs with me and my sister for a weekend, which is only an hour away from where we all live. but again, "when she is better". I don't want when she is better to be when it's too late.