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Probable Deniability

My mom's ovarian cancer is back for the 3rd time. This means her remission was only 3 months long, making her platinum resistant. There is a tumor that is 7.7mm on her bladder, and a dark area in her pelvis. She decided not to jump right into chemo, because a 1cm tumor is required for her to be eligible to participate in trials. Trials are a whole other level of hope and fear. I've noticed they administer excessive amounts of drugs in trials. She also has adhesions and a couple hernias from surgery. Her biggest complaint is pain from bloating, which is visible from the outside in strange shapes at different areas.
The doctors said that chemo would only be to make her comfortable now. Not to save her life or cure the cancer. I am glad they're being careful not to nuke her with chemicals, but at the same time, I feel like they've given up on her.
Ugh just typing this entry is so exhausting. I am far from finished, but I will have to take a breath and come back to it.

This is one of the drugs they're offering my mom


This is a link to the medical article I'm trying to understand currently
http://www.jbc.org/content/133/1/83.full.pdf

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