I haven't been on much in the last few months. I have had a lot going on in my life, many changes, some good, some not so good. Thats life right?
We found out last week that my mother has Colon cancer. She has to have 5 1/2 weeks of chemo and radiation, then they are removing her rectum, then she will have to have chemo again.
I can't believe this is happening to my precious mother. She has been through soooo very much in her life, the later part of it with debilitating medical issues. She has a degenerative disk disease, common but hers is quite severe. She has had 6 surgeries on her spine to prevent her from being paralized. She has had both knees replaced. Now this.
She is one tough lady but I want to cry in frustration. I ache for her and can't imagine what is going on in her mind. She says she can't wrap it around in her head and I told her to don't even try!
Does anyone have any advise? Anything I can do to help her in any way as she undergoes this treatment plan? I am also scared because I am a high risk of the same thing because of Crohns and this makes it just even higher I would assume. Its just a shock as she has never had any problems in this area.
This is my Mom and I when she was recently in the hospital, when they found this cancer.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your responses and to let you know that even if I don't send a personal response back that I will be reading each and every response and appreciate your words, love, friendship, and faith. You are a blessing.