- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
My mother was sick for a while at Christmas, a common cold and the cough just lingered on. She was in for a regular check up at the Dr’s and mentioned this persistent cough and he sent her for a chest x-ray. The x-ray came back positive and thats when our lives began to change… She went through a series of testing over a 3 wk period, another positive chest x-ray, multiple blood work, CAT scan, PET Scan and MRI of her brain. The results were all in and she was diagnosed with Stage 3 non small cell squamous carcinoma that they suspected had spread into what they refered to as “over-active lymphnodes in the upper chest”. She went in for a bronchoscopy which as we suspected came back as cancerous (the cancer had spread from her lung to her chest). I brought her to a naturopathic dr and she started taking muscadine grape seed pills which are chalked full of antioxidants, but the problem is going naturopathic to treat cancer is like going blind; the conventional Dr’s and specialist refuse to do follow up examinations unless you treat cancer the conventional way, via chemo/radiation. To make matters worse, she was diagnosed with Diabetes in February and had to drastically change her diet. She has lost 40 lbs since Feb to now and they cannot attribute it to the diet change from the diabetes or the cancer…
She is to start conventional treatment in 2 weeks, the treatment is 6 weeks long and consists of radiation everyday (with the exception of weekends and holidays) and chemo therapy weeks 1 & wks 5 mon-friday.
I am terrified for her about receiving ths treatment, and I am even more scared as I will not be around for her…what has supposed to be the happiest time in my life has turned into the worst year ever…I am moving to a different city next week when our house closes; its approx 1.5-2 hrs from my mom. The wedding is in 2 months and shes going to be week, and only god knows in what condition at that time…
I feel as though I am abandoning her at the worst pssible tme, but there is nothing I can do about it, as I cannot afford to pay for a house I am not living in (my fiance is not moving in until after the wedding/honeymoon).
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Im breaking down and my stress levels are off the chart, I’m having constant panic/anxiety attacks …I just want her to be ok, and I pray for her every day! 🙁