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My mom has cancer.

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I didn't come here when I first learned she had tongue cancer back in October 7, 2011. It was successfully defeated with Chemo and Radiation. We thought we were in the clear but sadly, it had already spread throughout her body. The doctor who is treating her says we now have two months to six months left with her. She just came home from the hospital about two days ago to being hospice with us. She's now back in the hospital as her blood pressure is very low.

So that is why I have been absent here on the forums and on my normal chat messengers. I mainly get on skype now a days, if you wish to chat with me by skype, PM me and ask me for my handle and please tell me what your handle is in the message so I do not accidentally block you by mistake.

The picture below is my mom Janet and my dad Richard, the day we learned she had tongue cancer, we announced it to the family that night.

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Beth

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Beth, I'm so very sorry to hear this. There really aren't any words that make this any more bearable, but you and your family will be in my thoughts.

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:hug: Take care dear. We'll pray for you and yours on this end.

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Ill pray for you and your family. I am here if you want to talk or i need advice on how to handle dealing with a loved one with cancer...my grandma has stage 3 ovarian cancer :( so any advice?

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I am so sorry! This is not an easy thing to deal with at all. I"ll keep you in my thoughts and try to keep your chin up!

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Mom is now on Hospice and weighs 98.2 pounds from 118. She's not eating much beyond popsickles. I don't think she will be alive by the end of the month as she's just wasting away in her Hospice bed and as much as we try to get mom to eat something more than popsickles, she just doesn't want to eat anything else.

For the last three mornings, we have had thunderstorms, my and I would sit in the living room, she in her hospice bed and me sitting in the chair next to her would watch as the Mother Nature flashed her firework display. For about four hours each morning, it was just me and my mom alone in the living room till my dad would wake up and join us before he would head back to bed after making sure that mom had taken her pain pills and was comfy.

kagome2526, spend as much time as you can with your grandma. My grandmother on my mom's side died from it within 7 months of being diagnosed. Make her tell you her family history, just talk about her family, her favorite moments in her life and just enjoy your time with her and help out as much as possible.

Beth

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Thanks for the advice beth..my grandma is hanging in there, come to find out she just had her second cemo therapy (thought she had to have it every week, guess that is not the case) and i guess she was strong enough to go to the casino in a face mask and win $600. Lol

I will still pray for you...

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