(Closed) Found out Feb 1st that my Mom has Stage 4 Lung Cancer

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 33
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I looked it up like you and was prepared to lose him within the year. He actually did MUCH better than that, he went on an experimental treatment that he actually responded very well to and it kept the cancer at bay for a long time. Eventually it just took a toll on his body, because he was in his seventies and he just became weak from all the chemo. He passed about 2 years after his diagnosis, but over he had a good quality of life for most of his treatment. It was only the last few months that he started having a hard time with mobility and was in pain. 

Sending prayers for your mom, I hope she responds well to treatments. Just treasure every minute you have with her, and don’t focus on the time left. Just enjoy each other’s company and help her as best you can.

Post # 35
30 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t have any experience to share but I just wanted to send you my love and support. I am so sorry 🙁

Post # 36
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@purple_sofia:  Just wanted to send good vibes your way.  Hugs!

Post # 37
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Very sorry to hear that you and your mother are facing this. 

My perspective as someone who works in the medical field and also lost my mom to cancer: It’s natural to want to know exactly what the prognosis is, but keep in mind that everyone is different, and sometimes people live a lot longer than the average would suggest. Just try to take it one day at a time and try to enjoy however much time you have together. 

None of us really know how much time we have. Any of us who are healthy today could be gone tomorrow, and on the other side of things I have certainly seen people with very serious illnesses who beat the odds and lived longer than we would have expected. You just never know.  

All my best to you, your mom, and the rest of the family. I’m sure your mom is really looking forward to your wedding, so try to find some joy in that even with this terrible news. Make it the best celebration it can be for her sake. 




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