HollyRS's Journey:

Lost Loved One: Liver Cancer

Patient Info: Female

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My Grandmother was sent to the hospital to have gall bladder surgery, as she was having issues with it. When they were doing the surgery they found that she had cancer.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Because the cancer had gone undetected for so long, there really were no treatment options. He said they believed it had originated in her liver but they couldn't be sure. The doctors recommended keeping her as comfortable and pain free as possible, and Grandma's request was to stay in the home my Grandpa had built for her many many years ago, when they were first starting their family. My family made this happen, bringing in nurses and taking turns being there with her.

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Liver Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My Grandmother's loss was the hardest for me to deal with. Not only did i have the childhood connection with her, like my Grandpa, I also had the opportunity to develop an adult relationship with her too. We had a very special connection that couldn't really be explained, but my family saw it. People often say when they lose someone that they wish they had said this or that, or had the chance to tell them something. I can honestly say that there was nothing I didn't tell my Grandma... the last time I saw her I laid on the bed next to her and anything that hadn't been said was said. I lived six hours away, and after I left she said to my aunt that her one regret was that she wouldn't be alive to see my children grow up. And then she went to sleep and never woke back up. I was 25 when I lost her.

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