Hey guys. I am new to this board, actually this is my first post. I will give you a little history, and present a problem and see if anyone has any ideas that can possibly help. My mom is now going through chemo therapy for ovarian cancer now for the third time. Our family found out about the cancer about three years ago, and it has come back every year at the longest. The first time was very major, I think she was stage 3. She got a hernia (may be mispelled
) and they found it when she got it fixed, thank god. Long story short she has had 3 surgeries in the past 3 years, and it is coming back again, after only like 2 months after her latest surgery. She is now letting it get into her head, which i can't blame her, and she seems very depressed and looking like she may start losing hope. I was wondering if anybody had any ideas or resources that I could recommend in order for her to start feeling a little better. It is really hard for me because me and her have a very special mother-son relationship and I am finishing my last semester of college, so I am not able to be home all the time. Anything that helped anybody else to keep hope and keep your spirits, please give me some ideas. My entire family is very supportive, but it seems like she is just so damn scared, which I don't blame her.
Recently after this surgery, she is having very bad stomach pains everytime she eats or drinks. She always gets sick after she drinks fluids, so it is very hard for her to stay hydrated. Everytime she sees a doctor they just say it is either scar tissue or the cancer, and nobody seems to really help her. She is going back to the surgeon to try and find out what is going on, but does anybody know anything about that or have any suggestions that I can relay to her to ask more specific questions to the doctors in order to get a better diagnosis?
Sorry about the length of this message, but I would really appreciate any help or input that anybody could give me.