Topic: Mum just been diagnosed Ninewells
I am new to the forum and my Mum has recently been DX at Ninewells hospital in Dundee Scotland.It took one month of tests and four procedures before they managed to fit an internal metal stent in her duct to relieve jaundice.They had to make a hole in her side (percutaneous).
She has been returned for palliative care at the local hospital,and she and my Dad have been told that it is terminal.I used to nurse so I had guessed as much ,due to her symptoms and research on the internet.
She is too weak at the moment to manage the stairs at home,but we are to try to get a stairlift fitted ASAP and hopefully get her home in the near future.
I don't have good health myself,with CFS/Fibromyalgia and Dad is nearly 82 now ,so we will probably need a lot of help down the line.Luckily I stay nearby,but I feel that we are probably in for the ride of our lives,and not in a good way if she does get home.Just cannot imagine her staying for weeks to months in the Infirmary ,good as they are.
My folks are such a close couple and will be married 60 years this year.
I realize she has had a full and happy life up to this illness,and many younger people are cheated with this Cancer,but she is still my Mum,and I would do anything to spare her from any suffering.
I know I will find friends and support on this forum as I have for my own health problems on the FMS/UK forums in the past,it is good to get your feelings and worries out.
I will post again soon.