Topic: Mom Recently Diagnosed
Hello! My Mom was diagnosed with CC in early December. She is 74 years old and wasn't feeling well for about 1 month before her diagnosis. She was hospitalized for a couple of days, had a biopsy and was given the bad news a week later. The cancer had spread to her liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Surgery was not an option, nor was radiation, and she was only able to tolerate 1 chemo session. She is still at home but is declining steadily. She is extremely jaundiced, her feet and belly are somewhat swollen, she is losing weight and her thoughts are at times cloudy. We were shocked and extremely saddened to hear her oncologist say that her life expectancy is 6 months. She has now been referred to Palliative Care and her doctor has shortened her life expectancy in half. It is hard for me to believe that she will be gone in a few months as she can still walk and can care for herself. This is all very scary and I know that the worst is yet to come.