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charcolby

My Mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (spread to liver) 8 weeks

Posted by @charcolby in Just Want to Talk, Apr 1, 2012

My Mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (spread to liver) 8 weeks ago. She is still doing very well, of course, the pain meds are helping greatly. It is so difficult to accept the fact that she will leave us in the near future due to this diagnosis. I was so very upset every moment of every day the first 2 weeks but now I feel I am in denial. Truthfully I thought she would be already gone by now or at the least doing terribly but she is neither of those things and of all things as I had mentioned is doing pretty good most days. Most times hard to believe she is so sick. The unknown is very scary and I am not sure at all what to expect in the coming weeks or months as she starts to feel much worse. Please if anyone can help in anyway!

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piglit

Posted by @piglit, Apr 1, 2012

So sorry that you have had such sad news about your mum. Just take one day at a time. The unknown is scary for us all. Spend the time that you have with your Mum as best you can. She is still with you and this time you have is so precious. Here if you need to talk Piglit

delores

Posted by @delores, Apr 1, 2012

wow your story sounds like mine almost a year ago, my mother was a vibrant healthy beautiful women, diagnose with cancer Nov 2010, seemed like my sisters and I stopped breathing at that point, she didn't look sick or act like it, she was diagnosed with Lung cancer it quickly spread thru her body to pancreas liver bones then brain, she lost a lot of weight but remained in good spirits she had never been sick so she chose not to have CHEMO OR RADIATION TREATMENTS, SHE WAS PUT IN HOME HOSPICE, THE DENIAL BEGAN BECAUSE SHE WOULD STILL FUSS AT US WHEN WE NEEDED TO BE OUT IN CHECK LOL, ENJOY HER FAVORITE FOODS WATCH HER TV SHOWS,ETC WE WERE LIKE MOMMY IS FINE AND IS GOING TO BE AROUND TO GET ON OUR NERVES FOR A LONG TIME, HER NURSES KEPT TELLING US THAT THE LOVE FROM HER FAM IWAS KEEPING HER ALIVE LONGER THAN USUAL, WE TOOK FUL ADVANTAGE OF WHAT TIME WE HAD LEFT WITH HER, CANCER IS VICIOUS AND SNEAK UP ON YOU WITHOUT WARNING, MY ADVICE TO YOU IS TO TAKE AS MANY PICS WITH YOUR MOTHER, BEGIN A VIDEO DIARY ENCOURAGE HER TO RECORD ADVICE HOLIDAY GREETINGS ETC, GIVE ALL THE LOVE AND HUGS AND WHEN SHES IN HER FINAL STAGES COLOR HER SURROUNDINGS FLOWERS FUIT CANDY BALONS FAM PICS AND ALL HER FAV THINGS EVEN IF SHE CANT EAT THEM OR TOUCH THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO MAKE HER FEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE, THE STAGES YOU WILL WITNESS ARE DEVASTATING VERY HARD, JUST LOVE AND PAMPER HER WITHOUT MENTIONING THE WORD DYING LET HER LIVE TIL LIFE IS GONE1

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