Topic: Hi, I'm Patty from Chicago
My mother Pamela was diagnosed in Dec. 2007 and it has been a tough battle. She is 66 and I think her age is just a huge factor and she has heart problems and does not have healthy dietary habits so she doesn't really have anything to fight this off and it has really cut her off at the knees, she has lost so much weight. She said she wanted to hold on until my nephew's 1st birthday and she made it and now she set herself the goal of seeing her 7th grandchild born in mid-July. She had a setback and went back in the hospital yesterday but she is rallying so we are hopeful she will make it. A good thing is I have 6 siblings so we are sharing her care, though it can be very confusing at times with so many people involved.