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Old 12-21-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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mum update

Hi everyone...

Its been quite a while since I have posted, although I have been checking posts every now and then....

Things have been a bit hectic with my mum.... Mum has stage 3 rectal cancer and was doing really well on FOLFOX6 and had just completed cycle 4.

She had her first CT scan which showed the tumour had shrunk significantly!! All dr were shocked.... then she developed and infection in a stone near her bladder.. (my mum other medical problems.. the stone being one of them and also only one functioning kidney)... which put her into hospital with a tube in her functioning kidney...

As they wanted to remove the stone surgically (its huge) the gastro specialists also thought they could remove the tumour as well as it had shrunk so much... As you can imagine our hopes went sky high...

After many meetings it as decided that no matter how much the tumour shrinks, the only way they would be able to remove it would be to amputate my mums left leg as the tumour is fixed near the major blood vessel in her left leg and also cancer had spread to distant lymph nodes...

So the bottom line is that they are now not doing any surgery... for the stone or tumour as they feel that it would just make mum worse and she is looking and feeling extremely well at the moment (she has not been able to have chemo for 6 weeks)...

The drs hope mum to live for 3 years we were told...

mum has decided to put off having chemo until after christmas..

so thats my update.. thanks for reading..

wishing you all and your families a great christmas and safe new year



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