My GGM has had lung cancer for almost 2 years. Some time between her lung cancer diagnosis and today the doctors found out that it had traveled to her bones and she now has bone cancer. She has maybe a couple of months left. I'm so mad because the doctor didn't tell us. I feel like he stole my time with her away from me. We all thought she was fine until she started having excruciating pain pretty much everywhere and that's when they told us. Not only is it now too late for me to spend time with her while she's lucid (bone cancer is VERY painful, she will be on alot of drugs) we have been doing everything in our power to keep her healthy. She's had mammograms, thyroid radiation, eye treatments, all for nothing because she's dying of cancer. She's had t go through so many expensive and invasive treatments for basically nothing. How could he just not tell us? We could've had all of this time to mentally prepare for her passing and to spend time with her. I just want to drive up there and give this doctor an ear full!
Thank you for letting me vent lol.Answer Question
Are you sure he knew? When my MIL died of CA, it started as breast CA, metastasized to her lung and then her brain. She was in remision from the breast CA for two years. She went in for an exam and they found the spot on her lung. After that, it was all so rapid. She passed in about a month and a half. Nothing they could do.
Answer by m-avi at 10:47 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
It's not the doc's place to tell you... that is your GGM's protected health information... HER info to tell or not to tell. This has nothing to do with the doc!! That's misplaced anger and it will eat you alive for nothing!!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:47 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
Answer by kmath at 10:48 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 10:50 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:05 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
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