Went in for what we thought was pneumonia a couple weeks ago. Scans showed shadows...
Waiting for biopsy results, but the oncologist is pretty sure it is going to come back mesothelioma.
Mom tells us that she has been blessed to have made it to 85. Got a drain installed today (hmm, that doesn't sound quite right!!) so that as fluid builds up, she can get relief without having to go in to the hospital.
Watching and waiting to see how this next chapter unfolds. MrsTuner and I live closest of all the kids, so we will be running point. Both brothers coming in to town this week to be present.
I'm sorry to hear this news. We're going through this with Carol's mother who after having had colon and pancreatic cancers - now has metastasis to the lung and brain. A recent brain surgery has not produced the desired outcome.
Originally posted by rontuner: Working without any specific data at this point, but she currently wants to focus on quality of life, not length...
Sorry to learn the bad news. I think she is doing the right thing. Hope I have that sort of courage if I reach that point.
-------------------------------- 'How far y'all going?' Ruby asked us with a sigh. 'We're going all the way 'till the wheels fall off and burn. Till the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies'.
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