It is so unfair and unfathomable.. I was in the same position as you a little over 2 years ago.. my whole world fell apart when I lost my beloved mom and best friend to metastic non small cell lung cancer at the age of 67 and less than 9 months after being diagnosed. I take comfort from being with her as much as was possible, and then being with her until the very end in the final days.. We made memories, shared special moments and I tried not to leave anything left unsaid.. I was able to tell her how much I loved her every single day and felt blessed to have the time to do this as I was aware that some people have loved ones snatched away in an instant in traumatic accidents or sudden death.. my thoughts and prayers are with you.. I'm sure you are making your memories to add to your lifetime of others, and telling her how much you love her every day. God bless and take care
I too am in the same situation with my mum treated for lung cancer 2 years ago and has now returned since december also spread to lymph glands of the chest been told that there is nothing for her and given a few months to live. She has also just had radiotherapy on her arm as it was picked up there too when she had a bad fall. Its all the not knowing of how each day is gonna be or how quick its gonna take hold of life theres so many families struggling with the dredded disease but at least we have here to share our experiences together and know where all going through same thing
Thinking of you
I too am in the same position and unable to sleep for the worry..... Going with mum to GP after results of her CT scan as an urgent appointment.... My mum is my best friend.......
UPDATE- the density in lungs is diagnosed as emphysema... However, they have found 2 what they call nodules... Mum has to now undergo a biopsy ... Not as bad as expected but still not out of the woods.....
My mum has stage 4 lung cancer that was just one lung which has now spread to other lung/ hip/spine/ribs/lymph nodes and like your mum a infection and she's on morphine and loosing weight.
I think it's great that u are caring for your mum keeping her home as she requested.
I am a retired registered nurse & worked in the Intensive Care Unit for 40 + years.
What I need to say to you whether it be physically, emotionally or maybe both, you will need support. I live in the USA & we have Hospic. This is an agency which consists of nurses, aides or both depending on the type of care you'll need. Also, it has regular people that will read to the person or whatever. We also have nurses enter the home to give the medications, take the vitals etc.
I don't know what type of care your country offers. See if they have maybe something comparable to Hospice. You never know.
If u have questions don't hesitate to ask me.
God Bless you, your mum & daughter. My best to you. Elissa.
hi im so sorry to hear of your sad news...my husband also was messed around in march he had cough passing out...loosing rapid weight...we even told docs it could be lung cancer as we researched symptons at honme. we were together 16 years...we decided to marry 31st july...it wasnt till a week before our wedding be were told it was confirmed lung cancer and terminal...a week after ou wedding he passed away. hardest thing was to watch his organs shut down one by one...and he had to have that much morphine...i stopped talking...i still am trying to sue his docs as my question is if there was a haze on his xray in march last year why wasnt this investigated instead of docs giving him water tablets!!! and they said to us he had a few weeks or months left but when i saw the state of him a few days after our wedding i told him its ok to let go...he was waiting for me to tell him this....my destiny passed away in my arms...
Hi my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer January 2018 after suffering with a chest infection in December 2017. It was picked up on a chest X-ray. He then went on to have a CT scan and lymph node biopsy where they found it had spread to spine and lymph nodes. He has had 1 round of chemotherapy, but he has gone down hill a lot since then. His 2nd round of chemo has been cancelled twice now. I am worried he only has a couple weeks to live.