Topic: Hello. Mom newly diagnosed
Hi! I'm happy that I found you all but also really mad that I had to. My mom was diagnosed last month with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. She was very healthy until Halloween. She went to the dentist that morning, completely fine and when she left she had a horrible fever and has been bed ridden ever since. At first the doctors kept saying she had a virus and to rest, drink liquids, blah, blah, blah. After many tests they finally came up with her diagnosis.
When her doctor told her the news, he said, I have good news and bad news. If course the bad news was the cancer and the good news was that he's optimistic that she'll have 3 months of chemo and then surgery to remove the tumor.
So, thank God they found it and got her right into treatment. The bad news for right now is that she is very weak from being bed ridden, her lungs have diminished in size because of lack of movement. I'm just really, really scared and worried about her. She is 74 and, like I said, was healthy up until this point. I'm just praying that her previous good health is going to help her to get stronger and defeat this monster! Thank you for listening to my story.