My mother (age 69) was diagnosed on March 9th and had a full hysterectomy on March 10th. The cancer also affected her appendix and part of her intestine, which were also removed. There was small spots left on her stomach that they could not remove so she has been doing chemo.
My mom weighed 103 before the cancer. She started feeling sick in early February. First she thought it was the flu and then she got bounced from two smaller hospitals that were treating her for gastro issues. Finally they found the tumor and transferred her to the 3rd hospital that could do the cancer surgery. So.. in the meantime, she lost 10lbs.
She is scheduled to do 6 chemo sessions, every 3 weeks. After the first session, all was going well until about a week later. He intestine became blocked and she spent 10 days in the hospital. My brother flew home to see her for a few days because the docs didn't think she would survive surgery. Luckily, prayers were answered, the blockage went away on its own... no surgery needed.
She had to have a blood transfusion before he 2nd session of chemo. A week later, she went out to eat with my dad and did a little shopping. And then she got sick again. She has been losing weight. I really don't think she even weighs 80 lbs. She is too weak to walk. She would only eat fruit... and a little Ensure? I made some salmon patties, tuna salad, peanut butter sandwiches for extra protein. She fusses at the tuna salad because of the mayo? She said the peanut butter sandwiches have too much peanut butter.
Before I was born, my mom was pretty heavy but then she lost the weight... and has been too skinny ever since I can remember. She was always telling me I was going to be fat because of the way I eat. I'm sorry... I love food. So far, my metabolism has been on my side but it isn't because I watch what I eat. I'm far from being too skinny but it doesn't bother me. I am not active enough for my mom... she walks 5-9 miles x 5 times a week. I always thought she was too obsessed over her weight, so it probably made me rebel and not worry as much? Well... now, I think she has it in her head that she will get fat if she eats the mayo or peanut butter. She is upset because she can't walk or lift weights. The skin hangs from her bones? I really don't know what to do.
I really feel so sorry for my dad. I have been trying to help out as much as I can. He asked me to come over before work this morning and try to talk some sense in her. I threatened to call 911 but she doesn't want to go back to the hospital, which I understand. We almost lost her a month ago. I think the IV's would help her out so much but dad wants to stand behind her wishes?