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Newbie Here

31 May 2019 00:28

Hi all, my name is Lynn, I have had skin cancer 2008, my mum was diagnosed in 2014 with peri-anal cancer, came through it. My mother in law died same year with lung cancer after a hard fought battle.

Got news today that mum's cancer has spread, we know it is in her lymph nodes and various additional scans and biopsies planned to see where else. 

My mum is not in the best of health generally and I am her only child. I am a Nurse and thought I was coping, until today, I completely broke down and I am angry with myself as I need to be strong for mum and my kids. 

Like most people, esp in West of Scotland, cancer is the horror feared, I am well aware how advanced treatment is and our hospital is utterly amazing, however, I am terrified! I will be coming on for support as I need to be focused and contain my family. Thank you for reading and letting me rant..


Newbie Here

2 Jun 2019 22:57 in response to Anonymous

Hello Lynn, 

I just wanted to welcome you to our forum and I hope others will follow and share their story with you. 

Really sorry to hear that your mum's cancer has spread but don't feel angry with yourself it is normal to break down after receiving such devastating news. 

I just wanted you to know that you have done the right thing in reaching out to us - you will meet others here who completely understand what you are going through at the moment and I am sure they will be along shortly to say hello. We are all here for you anytime you need to talk.  

Best wishes, 

Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator

Newbie Here

3 Jun 2019 12:26 in response to Moderator Lucie

Hi my name is Mags

I feel really sorry for Lucy and all the problems that cancer is causing Lucy's family  My Dad died of bowel cancer when I was 15 and my husband died of lung cancer/COPD on 24th December 2018 We have 5 children and it has been very difficult for all of them.

I am currently waiting for a home visit from my GP surgery I had to phone NHS111 last night as I was in terrible pain in my groin, back and hips I have rectal cancer and have been in hospital twice over the last 6 weeks apprx  Every time I'm in hospital Im given antibiotics through a drip and was given a CT scan on my first admission and an MRI 2 weeks ago I had a stoma fitted in December I hadn't wanted one as I dreaded having a bag permanently stuck to me for the rest of my life I was diagnosed with bowel cancer i n 2014 and was so afraid of getting worse and still am but feel that I am worsening with all th he pain and other symptoms Im undergoing The MRI showed my cancer had spread and I think I knew this as my pain had got worse both in my lower back and groin I have also been leaking a very sticky liquid coming from my rectum and passing through my fistula into my vagina which is disgusting Does any other rectal cancer patient have the same condition?  I'm still waiting for the doctor to come and assess me I dread going back into hospital Maybe the doctor can give me antibiotics to take at home Thank you for listening to my fears and worries