• lauratreasures' Avatar

    lauratreasures shared an experience

    Radiation (External radiation ): My mom is going to a doctor which specializes in Proton radiation therapy. I was wondering if anyone else has used this type of therapy and any opinons in it.

  • lauratreasures' Avatar

    lauratreasures shared an experience

    Oh No (Diagnosed): My mom was just diagnosed with brain cancer about 2 weeks ago. She had a seizure about a month ago and was sent by ambulance to near hospital. I am one of her daughters and my other sister is very involved. My mom also got married in January. This last month has been overwhelming and she went from a very active mother and grandmother to learning how to walk again. The tumor is on the left side of the brain near her motorskills. The neurosurgeon removed most of the tumor but not all of it. We thought it would be okay but she is either stage 3 or 4. Statistically it is very scary where most patient make it 1-3 years. She will be starting treatment in about two weeks.

    1 Comment
    • RedX's Avatar
      RedX

      Laura my heart goes out to your mom. My stepmom was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She's an MBA who retired early to spend the last 10 years as primary caregiver for my disabled father and helping with her disabled grandchild, while continuing to mentor women in her profession. We thought she might return to work after my father's demise. Now so much seems to have changed. This week it's all about the cancer - surgery on Friday. I have to keep reminding myself she's the same person she was before the diagnosis. Maybe this thought will help you?

      over 4 years ago
  • lauratreasures' Avatar

    lauratreasures started following

    User: GregP_WN