Nov 16, 2017 Latest post:
Feb 16, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Mom had pancreatitis back in June and her doc did an abdominal scan and the only thing that showed up that could have been (probably) a sign that she had cancer was mildly enlarged bilateral lymph nodes in her retroperitoneal. She continued to have discomfort and nausea for months after that pancreatitis episode so she went back to her doctor in October. Her doc ordered a CT scan and she has masses in her Omentum, anterior part near midline, messantery Sigmoid Colon and a bunch of tiny masses in pelvis. It looked like ovarian cancer. She had a PET scan and that shows it's all over her So she had a biopsy to find out what kind of cancer so they will know how to treat her. The biopsy says it's lung cancer. Because her cancer markers came back as not having ovarian cancer, it could be primary peritoneal. Her prognosis is about six months without chemo and maybe another with chemo. Lung cancer and primary peritoneal are treated the same so she is going to try chemo starting tomorrow 11/16/17. If she is just going to be "chemo sick" until the end then she's going to stop and use hospice. Please keep my mom in your prayers.