Hello, new here

  • Posts: 2
    08/04/2018  10:31

    Hello everybody.

    I have just discovered this community after browsing the internet. Short story is my mother in law has inoperable stomach cancer t4 which was diagnosed in july last year. She had chemo which finished in November last year and it showed her 2 stomach tumours had shrunk, recently she's had another scan and has been experiencing heartburn, froth and the inability to eat again. The scan showed the cancer has grown and now has spread through her lymph nodes, so she is due to start weekly chemo over 3 weeks then a break for a week over the next 18 weeks. We understand that her treatment is palliative only and we've been told it's to try and control her cancer to give her more time. She herself does not know this as she told her doctor she didn't want to know details, but gave her permission so we could know what's happening.  

    I'm sure I've posted this in the wrong section so if someone could point me in the right direction I'd be very greatful. My family are coping but it'd be good to talk to others in a similar situation. 


    Thankyou for reading xx

  • Posts: 187
    09/04/2018  11:14

    Hello WelshKC

     

    Welcome to our Marie Curie online community, you should be pleased to know that your post is in the correct place and I notice that you have since gone on to send another so hopefully you have been finding your way around a little easier after this original post, however please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any difficulties at all.

     

    I am sorry to read about your mother in laws illness. We all cope with news differently and while she has decided she doesn’t want to know details, it is understandable that you are looking to reach out to others in a similar situation.

     

    In the meantime, if you need a listening ear, our Support Line is here for anyone that has been affected by a terminal illness. You can get in touch with us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or by messaging us through our web chat function here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line 

     

    Best Wishes


    Sam


    Marie Curie Support Line


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