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Today was terrible. At the end of May my mom was diagnosed with stage 2A pancreatic cancer. She has been going through chemotherapy for the last six weeks. Over the weekend she took a turn for the worst - her bile ducts are now blocked and there is nothing they can do at this point. She had a CT scan today and the tumor has continued to grow even with the chemo treatments. She was hospitalized for a blood transfusion and will come home tomorrow.

It's going to be a tough haul for her, but she is tired of being sick and is going to stop the chemo treatment. If radiation is an option she may try it, but as of today, things look like she only has a short time left. I'm going to stay home with her and try and make her as comfortable as possible, just keeping my fingers crossed that it is something I can handle.

My mom means a lot to me, she has been my friend my entire life.  My friends always felt at home around her. I hate watching her fade away, but right now she needs me to take care of her --- many times she has been the caretaker in our family. Life just feels overwhelming right now.

Sorry for being so depressing, but I just needed to let some of this out.



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Jul. 14th, 2015 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. That's awful and sounds so very, very hard for you and her both.

*Many, many hugs*
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you - *hugs* back. I know it will be difficult,but I just want to keep her comfortable.
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:15 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. Big hugs to you both.
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the *hugs* - they are much needed. Your wonderful Peter and little Neal stories brighten our day.
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
Oh your mom reads fanfics too?
Glad I can help, if just a tiny little.
Jul. 14th, 2015 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, my friend *hugs* I'll be keeping both of you in my thoughts *more hugs*
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
Greedily accepts *hugs* - thank you.
Jul. 14th, 2015 11:56 am (UTC)

I am so very sorry to hear this. You and your mom will be in my thoughts.
Jul. 14th, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you - *hugs* you back.
Jul. 14th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)
HUGS! I'm so sorry about your mom, but I'm sure that she is happy to have you with her. There really aren't any words, so I'm just going to send you lots of virtual hugs and positive thoughts. *HUGS*
Jul. 15th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you - right now I feel I could use as many hugs as possible.
Jul. 15th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Sending you all the hugs in the world.
Jul. 15th, 2015 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much.
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