A very rare bleeding disorder called Vonwillabrans disease, which whe she has any.surgery, she bleeds internally, and its hard to find and.stop. I am scared to death and I just need support. Thx fam.
20 Sep 2011
Hi Anna--- My mom has Stage 2, and at 84, just had surgery because tumor was quite large. She was on Coumadin, so I can imagine how scared you are. No matter what the Drs. say, and they are all very Westernized, I have seen so many studies on the importance of real food, no additives, no preservatives, organic, no sugar (and especially corn syrup!), etc. You are very lucky to have caught it so soon. We are seeking out a Cancer Nutritionist & Integrative Oncologist (being careful not to encounter any of the quacks out there, who take advantage of the "C" scare).
But, my best friend, at 51, has opted for no surgery (with Stage 1), and is going the organic, loads of veggie route. She feels great, avoids sugar, and has found an Integrative Medicine Oncologist. That may be the first place to start, so you could hopefully avoid surgery by radiation of the tumor first and eating well. Wish I could be more helpful, but just a suggestion. If you would like any info. from my research, or an Integrative Dr. in your area, you may Friend me and I'll give you what I know. Best of luck... please keep us posted! God Bless. Jill
20 Sep 2011
Oh Anna: I so feel for you!! It's so hard when you become the mother and the mother becomes the child. She is looking to you for support, which I'm sure that you are giving her 110%! My mother had stage IV (B) lung cancer back in '94, and she was given 90 days max to live. I just want you to know that because of her attitude, eating and supplements, she lived for seven years!! (Actually, the only reason that she died, was because back then the treatment for the brain tumors was to radiate her entire brain. It was the radiation that killed her, not the cancer). Nowadays, there are gamma knives and all sorts of seeding and things, so that the entire brain isn't destroyed. I have all the best feelings for your mother, and you. Attitude is everything!!! I've seen it happen with my own eyes.
You will be in my thoughts, as your mother, for positive success with the 'small' inconvenience she has to go through (just to make you realize how much you love her :-). Good thoughts, sweet Anna, good thoughts!! Please keep us informed. Ellen
20 Sep 2011
Hello. I am really sorry to hear that. I have been through a lot in the past with cancer issues in my family. A very dear and close cousin died after ten years of battling Non-Hodgkins in 1994. She was 52 years old. My father died from lung cancer earlier this year about a month after his 66th birthday, in March. Now my mother has COPD and will not stop smoking after several warnings from her doctors and family. I can imagine the heartbreak, worry and fear you must be experiencing. You and your mother are in my prayers.. Please take care of your mother and yourself the best you can. If you want to talk, just shoot me a message. Again, sorry for your mother's trouble.. Hopefully everything will get better for her. Later.
20 Sep 2011
I too am sorry to hear of you & your Mothers problems. Seems life just goes alog, & whamo! It just hits you in the face with something you weren't expecting. Be sure to hae yourself checked also as this does have a tendacy to be in our genes. I wish you & your Mom all the luck in the world & will pray for you both. This is a very supportive group, & just give us a shout if you need anything or just want to vent some...
20 Sep 2011
I just wanna thank everyone for your fast, caring, and supporting words of encouragement. I need this right now, and cannot tell u how much i appreciate each one of u taking time to show support and send prayers. My husband and I r so close to losing our house and car right now, but I would give it all up to have my mom healthy. I just thank the Good Lord for catching it early. I have truly hit rock bottom before finding this out and know I need to be strong for my mom. Please pray for the Lord to give me strength to climb out of my whole to be my moms rock. I am in such a deep financial mess.and deep depression, but I really wish I could be strong for my mom. I am 30, my brother.35, and sis.40 but they don't have much to do with her because of all the physical and mental abuse her hubby put my mom and me thru since I was 8, & the sexual abuse and attempted rape he did to me thru my.adolescent and teen yrs, and my mom knew.
Somehow I am the only one who still cares about her. Her hubby is also 65, has not.worked in 13-15 yrs just because he got tired of working and my mom still works 3 jobs. I am scares she is overdoing it. I can't stand her man. He is a selfish piece of crap. But my mom is my heart. I am so depressed, having suicidal thoughts, and I don't have any coping skills. I also have PTSD & Manic Depression. I.am Terrified. Thanx so much. Any advice, words, support helps. Love, Anna (Dixie)
20 Sep 2011
I am here to support you in any way that I can. I, too, was my mother's caregiver when she had her second mastectomy. I understand many of the things you are going through. After I cared for her I fell into a clinical depression. I had acute anxiety, became agoraphobic, and basically hit a rock bottom myself.
I am so thankful her cancer is a stage one. My very good friend is also a breast cancer survivor of stage 3! I am saying this to encourage you that she was two stages higher and she is doing fantastic! And, my mother is still doing great and she has survived two separate breast cancers 20 years ago!
I know how extremely taxing this can be on you mentally and emotionally as our mothers are our everything!
I am so glad you came here so we can lift you up while you are going through this!
Take care and please post often so we can keep up with your mother's progress and your health and well being also!
Best to you and many Hugs!!
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