Topic: Is this the calm before the storm?
Hello all. Just a little update on my Mum's current health. She was diagnosed in March (although I think docs knew as early as Feb we were looking at Cholangiocarcinoma), and has had a stent fitted. The cancer is inoperable and she doesn't want chemo. Since recovering from the stent fitting she's gone from strength to strength and we are amazed at what she is able to eat. It's always small amounts but she appears to be able to eat pretty much anything. We were weighing her regularly, but have stopped as we felt it was counter-productive as she was getting really tense if she had lost weight. She isn't experiencing much pain (all controllable with paracetamol). I am delighted she's doing so well but also confused as her experience doesn't seem to tally up with many of the stories here. The doctor basically told her she had months to live. Should we seek a second opinion, or is this simply the calm before the storm? She's living with us now and we're just trying to make the most of every day we have with her.