reply to post by orbitbaby
I feel for you, really. This really hits close to home for me, both sides of my family have been plagued with cancer as long as I can remember. My
mother has been thru the general treatments, chemo, radiation, surgery.... Not in that order... Reading your story brought tears to my eyes, as I have
spent many many nights beside her hospital bed durring the worst of it, and I have heard her make the rollercoaster ride comparison many times.. In
almost the exact same words you have used.
As far as alternative treatments, after the surgery and chemo/radiation (wich was absolute hell on my Mom, not trying to be negative but it really
was, she even had a little ceramony for being all done) it came time for a CT scan to see how the treatments had worked, the results came back and it
really wasnt great... It was almost like her doctor was like "oops, guess thats not gonna work" durring her treatment they ignored how weak it had
made her system and it spread like wildfire...
Sorry Im am going somewhere with this, not trying to be a "downer"... Heres where things look up a bit... She was offered the chance to go back
through some of the treatments again and declined, thinking that she would rather spend her remaining time out of the hospital with her grandkids. She
gets regular CT scans and stuff and since her treatments stopped about 8 months ago her tumors have not spread/grown enough to measure. She still
medicates herself to ease pain and help sleep.
Im sorry if this doesnt seem too helpful, others on here may have more insight into what you are looking for... From what I understand my post will
disapear if I mention the plant that has replaced my moms pain killer/sleepaid/appitite enhancer...