Thank you for your responses to my previous blog, it helps to read other peoples experiences and to hear from people who really understand what we as a family are going through.
My Mum has had a rough time, she had the fluid drained from her lung and that took a few days, in the meantime two departments argued amongst themselves about what to do next, radiotherapy on her chest tumour or a stent to stop it pressing against a main artery. Finally a stent was put in on Friday and the tumour was 1mm away from the main artery from the heart to the brain, it was touch & go. Mum is still in hospital and is starting radiotherapy on her chest and underarm tomorrow. They are blasting her for a week. My Dad thinks they are chucking everything at her to see if it helps and will then review the results in a few weeks time. Her next scan is on 17th May so I guess we'll find out then whether the Tarceva and radiotherapy have had any affect.
Mum has been told she should have oxygen at home and consider either making a bedroom downstairs or getting a stair lift. I would never have believed my strong, independent, determined Mum could get to this stage so soon, if ever. I truly believed when she was diagnosed that she would have a few rough months and then be on the road to recovery. Can she come back from this? Is this quite normal during treatment? So many questions still and some I am afraid to ask.
Hope you are all well.