Well is a deep subject...
Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hi folks. We did get more news from the doctors, or more accurately, from a doctor who wasn't affiliated with the hospital and cancer center mom was going to.

The cancer is from the same uterine cancer that she had a year and a half ago that they were suppose to be following up on all this time. What they were doing on these "check ups" I'm seriously wondering about.

The cancer has matasticized (sp?) and is inoperable and chemo won't do much for getting rid of it either. The doctors, when pressed, have finally admitted that it's terminal.

Mom was in the hospital for six days. On the last day we enrolled her in hospice. The hospice has been great. They were over at the house less than a half an hour after Mom got home from the hospital. They've gotten her meds that are actually working for the pain and nausea, have gotten her equiptment (hospital bed, shower chair) to help make her more comfortable and safe while at home.

I've been up both of the past weekends. Mom's okay with dying; she seems more upset about the nausea and pain actually. Strong faith is a wonderous thing.

Thanks again for all the support. It's very comforting to know you all are here. *hugs fff.net denizens*


Friday, November 24, 2006 1:02 AM


There's not a hell of a lot more I can say that hasn't allready been said, so I'll just echo what's allready been told.

Thursday, November 23, 2006 4:16 PM


Metastasized. It means it has spread to distant parts of her body from the original tumor site. You probably already know this by now.
Do not be afraid to ask questions of her caregivers, but remember they are not psychics. You are partners in her care right now.
Your support and love will mean the most to her, no matter how poorly she feels or how cranky she may get. Never forget she appreciates your concern and efforts.
The Hospice group in my are are amazing and wonderful people. I was given the privelege of following one of their nurses around for a day while I was in school. They are wonderful at making the end of a person's life dignified and peaceful.

Monday, November 20, 2006 4:03 PM


More hugs, if you can take any more! We're still here whenever you need us.

Monday, November 20, 2006 3:12 PM


I am so very sorry. Gosh what you're going through really puts all the petty stuff in perspective. If ever you need to vent you can count on us.

Monday, November 20, 2006 11:30 AM


*massive case of hugs for RMMC*

Like the mob said, we here for ya in whatever capacity you have a desire for:D


Monday, November 20, 2006 3:20 AM


Hugs to you, RMMC. I've been through it with both parents, so you have my understanding and sympathy. There really aren't words, so just know I'm sending you and your family positive thoughts!

Monday, November 20, 2006 2:29 AM


All I can do is offer up once again that you are not alone.Bright blessings to you & yours during this difficult time .

Sunday, November 19, 2006 6:32 PM


Hospice is a God send. They are the bestest shiniest folks.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. I went thru this with my Dad two years ago Christmas time. I know right where you are at. You have my heart and thoughts and a candle lit for your Mom.

Please remember we are each and every one of us here for you.

Sunday, November 19, 2006 4:34 PM


More hugs!!
I really don't know what else to say RMMC....remember that we will always be here for you too!

Sunday, November 19, 2006 4:09 PM


*hugs RMMC*

I won't bore you with platitudes that you've probably all heard before, but I can imagine what you must be going through. Browncoats never walk alone, and we're all here for you.


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