Topic: Trying to keep hope
Hi my name is Stephanie. My mother starting having problems in July with nausea and jaundice. She had a scan and they found a blockage. She had the whipple surgery. They said the tumor was cancerous, but her lymph nodes were fine. She then had chemo and radiation for what we thought was a precautionary thing. She got her scans back 2 months ago and they were fine. Great!!! My mom will be back to normal in no time. She recently started getting sick again, so they put her on enzymes and did another scan. She came to my house on Friday night to tell me she got bad news, the cancer was back. Spots on her liver, colon, and ducts. How can this happen so fast???? There was nothing 2 months ago. We went yesterday and her insurance company would not cover the chemo they wanted to do, so she is on Nexavar. We had no idea what this cancer was even called. When I came home and looked it up I was SHOCKED. When we asked how long she would have to be on this pill, he said hopefullly for the rest of your life. I came home feeling hope, now I dont know what to think. I'm scared, my mom is only 55.