Topic: My Mum
Following a resection last June (2006), and a 6 week stay in hospital afterwards, my Mum (68 years old) has got to enjoy just 5 months cancer free. It is back. She is in Greece. She had a clear scan last November, but went in this week for another check-up. I got a text from her last night saying that they have found a lesion on her liver, and are recommending chemotherapy. I am gutted. That's all the news I have for now. No idea what "lesion" means exactly. And am frustrated, because unlike most of you, my Mum is just SO un proactive as regards dealing with doctors, and all this stuff. I was out there with her In Greece for surgery last year, and it was really difficult to get any information out of the doctors. The level of care was good, don't get me wrong, but when I read posts here, about platelet levels, and all the technical stuff that you all seem to be so clued up on, I knew then, and know now, that we lived in ignorance of any of that kind of stuff. And this will quite likely continue, particularly as I am not there to wheedle the small bits of information that I was able to glean when I was there. I feel very sad and very frustrated.
5 bloody months. Bummer.