Mom has stomach cancer in Cameroon: Young caregiver

Posted by Teresa, Volunteer Mentor @hopeful33250, Apr 19, 2020

In case you are not aware, Mayo Clinic offers online Cancer Education Classes. Here are some of the topics covered:

Survivorship: Moving Forward After Cancer
Reducing Fatigue
Stress Management
Nutrition & Cancer
Physical Activity & Cancer

These classes include a video featuring the educators at Mayo as well as links to the various classes. Here is the link to this valuable information

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/cancer-education-center/newsfeed-post/cancer-education-classes/

@becsbuddy

Good morning @arreyprotus . The surgery to inset the feeding tube is pretty simple. Just a small incision to put the tube in and anchor it in place. The nurses will then work to keep the skin around the tube clean and dry. They may even teach you how to do it. There is very minimal chance of infection. Then the doctors will plan for the chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor, and follow up chemotherapy. This all sounds like a lot but this is how we would treat the cancer here.
Does your mom understand all the different things that will happen? Both of you now need to get some rest. Will you do that?

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Ok mommy @becsbuddy well understood thanks once more, anything that comes up again I will not hesitate to knock at the door of this beautiful new family of mine.thump up to you mom becsbuddy, mom Colleen young,fiesty 76 and the rest.may Almighty God bless you all

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@arreyprotus

Ok mommy @becsbuddy well understood thanks once more, anything that comes up again I will not hesitate to knock at the door of this beautiful new family of mine.thump up to you mom becsbuddy, mom Colleen young,fiesty 76 and the rest.may Almighty God bless you all

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@arreyprotus Please stay in touch with us so we’ll know how your mom is doing! It’s fun to have a friend in far-away Cameroon!

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@becsbuddy

@arreyprotus Please stay in touch with us so we’ll know how your mom is doing! It’s fun to have a friend in far-away Cameroon!

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Off course I will mom @becsbuddy it
is with pleasure, I am really honor

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@becsbuddy

Good morning @arreyprotus . The surgery to inset the feeding tube is pretty simple. Just a small incision to put the tube in and anchor it in place. The nurses will then work to keep the skin around the tube clean and dry. They may even teach you how to do it. There is very minimal chance of infection. Then the doctors will plan for the chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor, and follow up chemotherapy. This all sounds like a lot but this is how we would treat the cancer here.
Does your mom understand all the different things that will happen? Both of you now need to get some rest. Will you do that?

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Good evening mommy I just want to come to your notice that the surgery of feeding tube is not a small incision but an opening of the entire stomach to verify weather the the entire pilori area has been blocked by the mass of cancer leading to the deudinum or if the is still a small passage left.then he says if the is still a small passage they will ling a flexible tube connecting from the deudinum to the eosophagus then the stomach will be close or if there is no passage the will connect the tube to the deudinum and ling it out which she will be feeding through the tube.now from what I have been asking questions I was told that if a cancer cell is been touched the rate at which it grows it is so rapid,I am getting more and more confused that I don't know what to do anymore.surpose during the opening and the cancer cell is been touched what will be the outcome to me is like carrying a measure operation then close the stomach

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@arreyprotus

Thanks Mom Colleen young i am the oldest amongst my siblings, we thank God that my mom is responding Abit from the perikabiven we just hope for the best to come

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@arreyprotus I am so sorry your mom, you, and your siblings are going through this. You all must be very worried and afraid. But it is good that your mom is responding to the nutrition being given to her, thank God indeed! I am a mom, and I have had cancer, and I can tell you that knowing my children were ok helped me to feel better, and concentrate on what I had to do to get better. So you and your siblings try hard to be strong for your mom, and show her you can take care of things. This will help her. Who led you to this Connect site? Can that person offer you and your siblings any other support? Does your hospital have a counselor or social worker who might be able to help you, or share information about other resources that might help your family? I know it is more of a burden being the oldest – I am also the oldest of my siblings – so I understand the responsibility you feel. Remember that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, so be sure to take care of yourself, too, and make sure you and your siblings lean on each other, don't try to do everything yourself! I will be praying for your mom, you, and your siblings. Keep us posted.

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@polkagal

@arreyprotus I am so sorry your mom, you, and your siblings are going through this. You all must be very worried and afraid. But it is good that your mom is responding to the nutrition being given to her, thank God indeed! I am a mom, and I have had cancer, and I can tell you that knowing my children were ok helped me to feel better, and concentrate on what I had to do to get better. So you and your siblings try hard to be strong for your mom, and show her you can take care of things. This will help her. Who led you to this Connect site? Can that person offer you and your siblings any other support? Does your hospital have a counselor or social worker who might be able to help you, or share information about other resources that might help your family? I know it is more of a burden being the oldest – I am also the oldest of my siblings – so I understand the responsibility you feel. Remember that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, so be sure to take care of yourself, too, and make sure you and your siblings lean on each other, don't try to do everything yourself! I will be praying for your mom, you, and your siblings. Keep us posted.

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Good morning Mom @polkagal thanks for your advice I do appreciate, concerning who led me to the contact side is when things turn beyond my capabilities and I said to my self I can't do this alone I have to turn to the social media searching before I can come incontac with this beautiful family of mayo connect am truly blessed to have God fearing moms like mom becsbuddy who took me in and gave me a warm welcome.i count on your prayers for my mom

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@polkagal

@arreyprotus I am so sorry your mom, you, and your siblings are going through this. You all must be very worried and afraid. But it is good that your mom is responding to the nutrition being given to her, thank God indeed! I am a mom, and I have had cancer, and I can tell you that knowing my children were ok helped me to feel better, and concentrate on what I had to do to get better. So you and your siblings try hard to be strong for your mom, and show her you can take care of things. This will help her. Who led you to this Connect site? Can that person offer you and your siblings any other support? Does your hospital have a counselor or social worker who might be able to help you, or share information about other resources that might help your family? I know it is more of a burden being the oldest – I am also the oldest of my siblings – so I understand the responsibility you feel. Remember that it is ok to feel whatever you are feeling, so be sure to take care of yourself, too, and make sure you and your siblings lean on each other, don't try to do everything yourself! I will be praying for your mom, you, and your siblings. Keep us posted.

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What a wise and compassionate response you wrote, @polkagal.

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We have no money to take care of our hospital bills,we do not have money for our cancer treatment we can't even feed properly. but we can still put smile on our faces despite all the huddle and tribulations we know some one up high is with us he is more than a gold more than hospital bills more than money for cancer treatment he will never forsake us he can not abandoned us because his Mercy endurate for ever his name is JESUS CHRIST, glory be to Jesus

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@arreypotus , Your mother is beautiful and has the sweetest countenance. She must be so very proud of her three sons! In one, she looks like she is just "putting up with someone's decision to take her pictures" and tolerating their mischief. Were you the picture taker? Smiles

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@fiesty76

@arreypotus , Your mother is beautiful and has the sweetest countenance. She must be so very proud of her three sons! In one, she looks like she is just "putting up with someone's decision to take her pictures" and tolerating their mischief. Were you the picture taker? Smiles

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Hahaha haha @fiesty76 yes I am the one who took the picture this morning we just woke up healthy and strong since it is a new day I thought it wise to give Jesus some smile for what he has done for us

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@fiesty76

What a wise and compassionate response you wrote, @polkagal.

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@fiesty76, it is what I have received many times over from this site, and I am very grateful for it 🙂

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@fiesty76

@arreypotus , Your mother is beautiful and has the sweetest countenance. She must be so very proud of her three sons! In one, she looks like she is just "putting up with someone's decision to take her pictures" and tolerating their mischief. Were you the picture taker? Smiles

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@arreypotus, I agree with @fiesty76, your mom looks beautiful and strong!! AND done with having her picture taken, haha.

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