My 71 year old Mum has been diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma last week. This is after a few months of feeling unwell - the doctor prescribed her medicines for depression and Blocked ear/ Vertigo. She ended up in A&E 3 weeks ago with a suspected stroke. The MRI scan showed a 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 tumour. The operation removed 90%. Now radiation and chemo pills are proposed.
My lovely, confident, resilient, funny, sun holiday mate Mum is currently distant and 'checked out', occasionally anxious and panicky.
I'm shocked, devastated and broken hearted.
Its so hard because I live in London. I flew back to Dublin on 25th November and came back to London with a very heavy heart yesterday.
My job is still quite new and I'm the main bread winner. I wish to drop everythng and be there for her. It's so hard.
Thete are so many variables and unknowns...