We have been on one big emotional rollercoaster!!.
My Mum age 57 began back in November she started to get severe pain in her chest, we took her to A&E where they done a X-Ray, the X-Ray showed a shadow on the lung.
On our first appointment seeing a Lung Specialist in December 2016 we was advised that he believed it to be a Abscess and was convinced it was not Cancer. he asked us to go for a CT Scan and to return after Christmas.
When returning to see the Consultant he apologised and confirmed it is now looking like it is Cancer and sent her for a Biopsy and PET Scan.
When getting the results the consultant confirmed it is Cancer - but early stages and that she will need to have a Lobectomy to remove one of the 1 x lobe.
2 weeks later we then come face to face with the surgeon- who had a complete different view on what we had been told by the Consultant. he confirmed the Cancer had spread to the Lymph Nodes and had wrapped it self around her Ribs and was in the Cavity Wall.
Mum had the operation in March - she had one Lobe and bit removed 2 of her ribs and they also confirmed it had spread at a distance and classed this as Secondary Cancer. (The Cancer was all removed in the Operation and the only reason they done this was because of her age (57) )
We was then introduced to the Oncologist in April, he gave Mum her results, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer after the operation and was offered Chemo, the Oncologist was pretty confident that mum would be ok as he said it was not a normal stage 4 Cancer.
However 6 weeks on from the operation mum was in server pain again and we had to rush her to hospital, we was first told it was the nerves that was causing the pain. We asked them if they could do a CT Scan and to our horror Mums Tumor has come back within six weeks and is twice the size:-(.
They've given mum a week of radiotherapy and a different Chemo to one she was originally going to have, its more a Palliative type to hold the cancer back and to pro-long her life as long as possible.
Feeling so confused with it all and I feel I am in a bad dream.
Mum is doing really well and started her first Chemo session yesterday. suppose we just have to take each day as it comes.
Just don't know how long she has left and no estimate obviously hope she is with us a long time - just confused with it all - the last 6 months we have gone from an Abscess to a treatable stage 4 Cancer to its all back and terminal.
Apologise if I have gone on just need to get this off my chest.