My mom was diagnosed in august with stage 4 lung cancer. It has spread to her brain in 3 spots, the tumor in her lungs is 6cm big, spread to her lymph nodes, muscle in her back, her throat, and she has a spot on her liver. No one is telling us what to expect, her life expectency or anything.
I am working full time, and am having a hard time with this. The biggest part of me really wants to be there for her, but she refuses to ask how long she has. My dad and her have been together forever, and my sister isn't really helpful. She has barely seen her since she's been sick, so my mom only really has me as my dad is taking this all really hard. She went in for a sore neck and came out with cancer, everywhere.
She still seems 100% normal, just a little tired. It is hard to believe she is sick right now seeing her so OK. The doctors have told us theyre surprised she is walking. They have done radiation and are starting chemo. She was told they didn't think she would make it to chemo to begin with. None of us know what to do with ourselves, and reaching out to people who are enduring similar situations would be much appreciated. Thank you.
The idea of living without my mom is one of the hardest things to accept, but from what I have read it is completely terminal. A lot of people have posted 4 months, but I would like to hear some more personal experiences.