PLEASE READ just want to share my story

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PLEASE READ just want to share my story

by anthony352 on Fri May 23, 2008 12:00 AM

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  This starts out with my grandma. We did not speak for nearly ten years. On New Years eve 06 i found out through my brother, that my grandmother had terminal lung cancer with 1 to 3 months to live. Two days later i was on my way from Florida to Kansas to pick her up so we could care for her in her final few months to live,cause she was not getting 24 hour care from her family up north. She was unable to use her left side of her body, because of tumors in her head. Luckily other than that she was pain free. she was pretty healthy other than the cancer witch was all over her,head stomach, lungs. hospice took over as soon as we got back to florida they were amazing.sadly she passed away on March 15th 2007.She is dearly missed. We took her back home and gave her an authentic Native American burial, this was the only thing she asked for.

    Fast foward to October 2007 my mom who is 48 is diagnosed with stage 4 nscl cancer and given 6 months to live. however she is in pain all the time . Chemo made her really sick all the time. The doctor just took her off 4th line chemo and radiation on May 19th . Nothing is working shes getting worse everyday. they said there is nothing else they can do and we probably need to call hospice, the doctor estimated she had around 3 more weeks to live. This is the worst experience of my life,one i wish nobody has to go through. We are now left with about 2 more weeks with her and im just trying to be stong for her, so she doent worry.

  I can only hope time heals all wounds because this one is deep. So much can happen in very little time. everyone needs to cherrish the time wehave with the ones we love,, just like that everything you know is gone .

 Thanks to everone who took time out of there  day to read this.  

RE: PLEASE READ just want to share my story

by BlondeScarlett1 on Mon May 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 5/23/2008 anthony_352 wrote:

  This starts out with my grandma. We did not speak for nearly ten years. On New Years eve 06 i found out through my brother, that my grandmother had terminal lung cancer with 1 to 3 months to live. Two days later i was on my way from Florida to Kansas to pick her up so we could care for her in her final few months to live,cause she was not getting 24 hour care from her family up north. She was unable to use her left side of her body, because of tumors in her head. Luckily other than that she was pain free. she was pretty healthy other than the cancer witch was all over her,head stomach, lungs. hospice took over as soon as we got back to florida they were amazing.sadly she passed away on March 15th 2007.She is dearly missed. We took her back home and gave her an authentic Native American burial, this was the only thing she asked for.

    Fast foward to October 2007 my mom who is 48 is diagnosed with stage 4 nscl cancer and given 6 months to live. however she is in pain all the time . Chemo made her really sick all the time. The doctor just took her off 4th line chemo and radiation on May 19th . Nothing is working shes getting worse everyday. they said there is nothing else they can do and we probably need to call hospice, the doctor estimated she had around 3 more weeks to live. This is the worst experience of my life,one i wish nobody has to go through. We are now left with about 2 more weeks with her and im just trying to be stong for her, so she doent worry.

  I can only hope time heals all wounds because this one is deep. So much can happen in very little time. everyone needs to cherrish the time wehave with the ones we love,, just like that everything you know is gone .

 Thanks to everone who took time out of there  day to read this.  


Anthony,

Talk about a double whammy. You sure have been hit with them, dear. I am real sorry about your grandmother's death. Now, I am sorry to hear about your dear mother. 

I was DX with extensive small cell lung cancer, back in, Dec. of 07'. Mine had already mets to my liver and bones. I am in a holding pattern for now. The first CT/PET scans of mine, showed that all my cancer cells (in the above area's I have mentioned) have decreased remarkably so. I have completed 6 rounds of chemo theaphy sessions. I await to start a new chemo care. It will be in the form of daily chemo pills. So, I know what this cancer monster is like. 

Thankfully, (knock on wood) I have not had the problems with receiving chemo, as your mother has. Bless her heart. I pray that she recovers her strength and that her out look gets better. I also pray for God to give not only her, but yourself, the strength that ya'all will need to get through it all. I have always told my son (26) and my daughter (22) that only time can ease ones broken heart. The pain and emptiness that is felt with any true loss, will always be there. But, only time can lessen ones pain.  Remember that, dear.

Never give up your hope. Try and hang in there. May God bless and watch over both of ya'all. Hugs.

 

Rosie

Savannah, GA.

 

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