In September of 2016, my mom, Nancy Jones, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She lives in Los Angeles. Although an initial lumpectomy seemed successful, several lymph nodes were removed that showed the cancer was already spreading. Since her cancer was determined to be "triple negative" her treatment outcomes were less optimistic from the beginning, but she still felt relatively well. Over the past year, she has endured eight different regimens of chemotherapy. (Her doctor let me know that most triple negative patients do not survive more than 2 or 3). Despite treatment, the cancer is now in her liver and lungs.
Currently, mom just completed her 9th type of chemotherapy treatment, and her oncologist feels that there is nothing left medically that will affect the growth of the cancer. Although the mental and emotional effects of these intense treatments have certainly taken their toll, physically mom is still able to get around some, and carry on conversations, though she is easily tired or confused. She has marked short-term memory loss and her pain is intermittent throughout each day, especially from her liver, causing her to stop and rest. We are hoping to establish hospice care next. Currently, her only support system is her husband who also has mental and physical disabilities, as well as my wife and myself in Tennessee.
Mom's most recent scan showed continual spread of the cancer in her liver, and she has been given a life expectancy of a few weeks to a few months. We continue to believe for miracles in her body and mind as we navigate this journey, even as we embrace the realities that are ahead. Thank you for your prayers and support for my mom and our family as we walk this road.
>>> If you would like to support Mom's immediate physical needs, you can visit: https://www.gofundme.com/healing-support-for-nancy