Topic: newly diagnosed a month ago

My mother has been diagnosed with CC a month ago.She has multiple lesions in the rightlobe and a few in the left lobe. She has been started on Gemzaar,Oxaliplatin and Avastin. She is tolerating it well . I live far away from her and being an only child it has been heart wrenching. The whole world feels so different .Nothing is the same anymore.The oncologists tell me even if the chemo works its usually 6 to 12months unless a miracle happens. I am praying to the merciful Lord every waking minute.I am very sad,scared and tearful.I am not able to care for my husband and son as I feel so crippled mentally . Can anyone give me HOPE ?

Re: newly diagnosed a month ago

hi manu
I know what you are going through it is such a shock. you feel that all other life is on pause. I also live in different country to my mum. Your mum knows you love her and are sending her positive thoughts. We will be strong together. xx

Re: newly diagnosed a month ago

Hi Manu-I know just how you feel.  You can read my post from a few days ago under general discussions.  My husband 64 was diagnosed March 30th. He has had 2 treatments of gemzar and oxiliplatin.  He would have had to go to 2 hrs away to get the Avastin too but he had a second opinion at Mayo Clinic who are big in the treatment of CC and the doc there said there is not significant improvement with any of the additions to gemzar.  We too are hoping for a miracle.  He has multiple liver tumors.    Some quite large. Hope your Mom improves.   How old is she?  How is she feeling?   My Dave is feeling much better this week.   Take care of yourself and I will keep you in my thoughts. Patrice

Re: newly diagnosed a month ago

Thanks so much for your replies.My mom is 58.She was working till a month ago and this news is like a thunderbolt on us. I have lost direction.I am taking lot of 2nd opinions here in the US and hope things will work good for us.

Re: newly diagnosed a month ago

manu,I had gone thru same situation as you are undergoing now.I Know how hard it is to stop tears,Well everthing is in hand of destiny.So be there for your mom,Motivate her and Hope for the best.
As far as treatment is consider in India you might be knowing TATA MEMORIAL HOSP is best.Doctors there are very supportive.
Hoping that urs mother condition improves
pranjal