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Susan
  • Female
  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • United States

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My mom was just diagnosed with lung cancer this week and the tests show it's already spread to her brain. She starts her radiation treatments tomorrow.  When she comes home, I will be the one taking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KDDHope Sep 7, 2011.

 

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KDDHope replied to Susan's discussion Newbie
"Susan-  My father was diagnosed May 20 at stage 4 downgraded to 3B a few weeks later.  He is just about to finish chemo/radiation.  I am afraid I can not offer much advice on radiation to the brain however I am sure I can relate to…"
Sep 7, 2011
bronie2MOD replied to Susan's discussion Newbie
"Having presence as previously mentioned, is the key feature of caregiving. Facing your mom's challenges with her is so very important BUT you need to take care of yourself FIRST Susan.  That means taking tiny moments away for yourself…"
Sep 7, 2011
GADawg/MOD replied to Susan's discussion Newbie
"Hi Susan, My mom was diagnosed almost 6 years ago, and it had already spread to her brain. Where is your mom having radiation? My mom had whole brain radiation initially. She lost her hair, and towards the end of her treatments was really, really…"
Sep 6, 2011
talley101 replied to Susan's discussion Newbie
"Hi Susan, It's hard to be caregiver, mother (which is double caregiver) and have health issues of your own to deal with. One thing I would suggest is ask the folks at the oncologist's office or radiation center if they can put you in touch…"
Sep 2, 2011
John H MOD replied to Susan's discussion Newbie
"Hi Susan , welcome. Just being there for her is a great place to start. Radiation is very very tiring. It is a cumulative treatment so she will get exhausted is the big thing depending on where they target with the radiation . Sometimes it can…"
Sep 1, 2011
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My mom was just diagnosed with lung cancer this week and the tests show it's already spread to her brain. She starts her radiation treatments tomorrow.  When she comes home, I will be the one taking care of her and I have no idea what I'm doing.  Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm 45, Mom is 68 and I have a 17 year old daughter.  Unfortunately, I have several health issues of my own, and I know I have to focus on myself as much as I do on Mom but it's not been…See More
Sep 1, 2011
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"My mom was just diagnosed with lung cancer this week and there are signs it's spread to her brain. She starts radiation tomorrow."
Sep 1, 2011
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