Loading...

BrittBaugh's Message Board Messages

Loading...
Showing 1 - 10 of 9

Page 1 of 1

Thanks Karen. I read a lot of good info on Soy but i don't think I looked into it enough. I think she has estrogen positive cancer. Last summer she went through a quit menopause, had a DNC and was on hormone replacement drugs for a short period - looking bad that couldn't of been good, but she had no clue. Whats been scaring me on nutrition and todays food (especially meats) is how they are pumped with so many hormones. I wish i was there to grocery shop for them to make sure my dad is buying hormone free chicken, etc. Do you have any input on this? Maybe start buying organic?

She has been a healthy eater all her life....always hit up every food group at the dinner table...lots of healthy greens and such. I hope she can keep this up. Yes she is underweight now i would say. I told her at 52 she could wear a bikini ;). She said no not after 3 kids. She's lost 15 lbs already. The doctor said this was bc the cancer is in her liver. When i was home for New Years she made a big dinner night and i watched her eat...luckily her appetite is still good. She's 5"8 and weighs 110-115. She has a very small frame on the top. Ensure is a great idea.

 

Thank You again!

Thank You - i'll try the same for my mom!

really? i had read that tofu was great for breast cancer patients.

Needing Recipes for my mom who was just diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer. I know she will soon be starting treatments but i know her nutrition is very important too. I've heard soy is great. Any recipe ideas would be great.

My mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer and few weeks ago. It's in her bones and well as her liver. She has lost a lot of weight because of the cancer in the liver. She hasn't started any treatments yet. She is very lucky and headed to MD Anderson in Houston tomorrow. She is very thin already and i'm scared she won't have enough weigh on her when it comes time for chemo and radiation. Any ideas?

 

Hi Karen,

I live 5 hours away which isn't ideal for this time but i'm hoping i will be able to work with my boss so i can travel home on weekends. Luckily she has great friends and my dad has been wonderful through this all. I told her she's taken care of me for 24 years - the least i can do is take care of her :) She hasn't started any treatments yet - she leaves tomorrow for MD Anderson. They want her to be there for a full week, so i'm sure when she returns home we will know what to do.

Thank you for leading me in the direct of the Susan G. Komen Forums - i will for sure be looking into those.

Thank You very much for the prayers.

Sincerely,

Brittany

Hi Karen,

I live 5 hours away which isn't ideal for this time but i'm hoping i will be able to work with my boss so i can travel home on weekends. Luckily she has great friends and my dad has been wonderful through this all. I told her she's taken care of me for 24 years - the least i can do is take care of her :) She hasn't started any treatments yet - she leaves tomorrow for MD Anderson. They want her to be there for a full week, so i'm sure when she returns home we will know what to do.

Thank you for leading me in the direct of the Susan G. Komen Forums - i will for sure be looking into those.

Thank You very much for the prayers.

Sincerely,

Brittany

Hi Becky,

Thanks for the link - I'll have to look into that sight. I have been researching but the information i find is not what i want to read. Inspirational stories are a better route right now. Thank You very much.

 

Brittany

While i was home for Christmas we recieved a call from the doctor - my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer. It's spread to her bones (spine, upper arms, collar bone, pelvis) and her liver. We had no clue...she had been sick since the summer - started with the small town doctor and he passed her on through the chain. She lost 15 lbs, had fevers for a month straight, and hurt all over. But noone could figure it out. They just knew something was wrong. Finally the kidney specialist sent her to the breast surgeron and that is who finally figured it out. This is still all new and i've been reading about it as much as I can. I don't know what I need to do to help her. I live 5 hours away and want to be there as much as possible. She hasn't started any treatment as of now and is still working. (she's a high school science teacher).

The good news is she got into MD Anderson in TX and leaves on Jan 12th for her initial appt.

What can I do as a daughter for her? My dad who is ubber stressed, and my two younger brothers? It's hard imagining my life without my mom and any inspiration would be great.

Showing 1 - 10 of 9

Page 1 of 1

Loading...

About BrittBaugh

Caregiver
Breast Cancer
Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Diet, Emotional Support, Genetics, Insurance, Lifestyle, Physical Therapy, Radiation, Recipes, Cancer Diagnosis

My mom was just diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer in Dec. 2010. She is an amazing and tough woman. Joined "Cancer Compass" for support and hopefully to learn more about the disease and what i can do to help my mom...my dad who is her rock and my 2 younger brothers who are still in college.

We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.