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March 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm in reply to: Should I take semester off for mother’s prognosis? #87398
Debbie & Lainey,
Thank you for replying and giving me your honest answers. My mom is flying to the Mayo Clinic April 2nd and then she’ll decide with our help, decide what she wants to do.
My Spring semester ends in a month and I have a clinical rotation in May for 2 weeks. I haven’t been calling her b/c it’s too hard to hear her voice. I’m forcing myself to stay numb so I can survive these very difficult last weeks in school.
I’m praying for you and your families as well.
LolaApril 25, 2014 at 2:39 am in reply to: Mom had her surgery April 17th, radiation is next. #81755
My dad called the nurse they swapped out Vicodin for Oxycodone, and seems to be doing the trick for the pain. You’re right, patients should not be in pain and have to speak up.
Lola : )April 24, 2014 at 1:10 am in reply to: Incision infection #81409
I’m sorry you have an infection. I hope they can help you heal it.April 14, 2014 at 3:04 am in reply to: Should I go to mom’s surgery? #81525
Thank you for the new replies. I have a lot of insight into what to expect. I’m getting myself physically and emotionally prepared, as much as I can anyway.
I think I might go to mom’s house earlier. God forbid, if she doesn’t make it through the surgery, I’d never forgive myself. I also want to see her fairly healthy before the surgery, because it sounds like she’ll never be the same afterwards.
Blessings and prayers to you all,
LolaApril 14, 2014 at 2:58 am in reply to: What to expect post-surgery of resection? #81517
Thanks everyone for the advise and valuable information. It’s good to know what we might expect.
My prayers and blessings go out to all of you.
LolaApril 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm in reply to: Should I go to mom’s surgery? #81521
You’re SO right. I will not be able to concentrate on school at all. I’ll be a nervous wreck if I wasn’t there knowing what’s going on. It’s going to be an emotional day, and I doubt my sister and father will be able to call me all the time.
LolaApril 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm in reply to: Should I go to mom’s surgery? #81520
Thanks Julie. I’m sorry about the loss of your father. That was a very powerful story. It made me think…ALOT.
It sounds like you’re doing well. I hope you are. I have decided to go be with my mom during the surgery. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate in class at all. Id’ go crazy not being there, not knowing what’s going on. The surgery is at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, about 4 hrs away from me. My brother will not be there, but my sister and father will. Her doctor said the surgery will be a long time. How long was your surgery? God forbid if anything happened during the surgery, I was live forever with regret. I’m afraid of how her body is going to tolerate the surgery. She’s rather frail since she had breast cancer in 2010.
There’s one small lesion and another suspicious one they’re going to check out when they have her open. They’re going to try to get negative margins, but the tumor is by some major blood vessels, so they might not be able to.
What kind of iPad did you get? That’s a really good idea to bring an iPad to the hospital. She’s going to be there for at least four days. They have a hotel inside the hospital, The Med Inn with 24 hr coffee service! I’ll be visiting the chapel while I’m there.
They’ll be plenty of time for me to study at the hospital too. I’m thankful my professor is flexible.
LolaMarch 25, 2014 at 2:27 am in reply to: Recommendations for best cc centers #81014
Thank you every body.
Lisa, I’ll be giving you a call tomorrow. I live in Cincinnati, but my mother lives in Detroit. She’s currently being treated at The University of Michigan Medical Center.
LolaMarch 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm in reply to: Example & Experience of A 2nd Opinion-@ Mayo Clinics #79072
Would you recommend going to Hopkins for cc treatment and/or clinical trials over Mass General or John Hopkins? If so, why? My mom has cc with mets, she’s 70 yrs old.
LolaMarch 22, 2014 at 4:05 am in reply to: I AM REBORN!!!!!!!!!!!! #80741
I’m so happy for your Lainy!March 22, 2014 at 4:04 am in reply to: Should I go to my mom’s PET scan? #80981
I don’t know, she had a CT scan last Wed morning and they called her with results that afternoon. It showed abnormal areas on her breast bone and spine. That’s why they’re doing the PET.
You’re right. I don’t want her to be alone when she gets the news.March 22, 2014 at 3:53 am in reply to: Cabozantinib Clinical Trial Update #79144
Thank you for all the much helpful information. I too am looking for clinical trials for mom. She has intra-hepatic cc with mets. I just don’t know if she’s healthy enough or is willing to travel.