My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer the first week of July, before this she was diagnosed with emphysema and pneumonia, they said it was small cell, and they could not operate on this,It did mets to the brain, she did I guess 2 rounds of chemo, after those the tumors in the lungs had shrunk and the one in the brain was gone, but her doctors decided to do radiation on the brain she had 10 radiation sessions, She had always complained about her back since the second time she was in hospital for breathing issues (that was when the cancer was diagnosed) she had coughed, and they heard something snap but no one looked at it until she had like 5 radiation treatments left, (she did amazing on the chemo) the radiation was horrible, she was tired all the time, sick, not in her right mind so to speak, getting confused all the time, well they finally checked her back and it turns out she had a fractured back, and the cancer had mets to the bones in the back so they decided to do 10 radiation on her back as well, well they got all the results back and decided that things where not working, and that they suggested to get hospice involved, that next day my mom ended up being hospitalized, on a wednesday, they told us that friday she had like a couple weeks left, then sunday they said days (that was the same week we had to put our cat down), she made it 2 weeks longer then what they thought, we lost my mom to stage 4 cancer oct 5, 2011. this just sucks, I am lost and don't know where to turn, I have not really greived yet, still in shock I guess, part of me thinks maybe those two weeks while I was with her everyday I was preparing myself for this but it is still so unfair, my daughters who are 4.5 and 3 will never have the bond with their grandmother that I always thought they would, I just lost my best friend with her,,,, thanks for letting this get me off my chestView Thread
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