Topic: Mum recently diagnosed
Hello everyone. My dear Mum, who will be 79 next week, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in March. She has had a stent fitted, which they only managed on the second attempt. Docs have told us it is inoperable and any chemo offered would be palliative only. My Mum nursed her sister through cancer of the gall bladder/liver and having seen her very poorly on chemo has decided not to go ahead with it herself. She is in good spirits, not in much pain (controllable with just paracetamol), eating small amounts, the stent working fine so far. She was seriously jaundiced before this was done.
Just wanted to get a little advice on what we can expect on the journey ahead. Apart from her weight loss and general tiredness/lack of energy, it's sometimes hard to believe she has cancer. They have said she likely had months to live (not as much as a year) and this is the hardest thing to deal with - she keeps wondering, how long does she have? We have simply surrrounded her with love and are trying to make the most of each precious day with have left with her.