Hi there & happy mother’s day to all you lovely mammys! 😍 I hope you’re all doing great.
Just wanted to come on and give an update on how my mum is doing since her last chemo which is almost three weeks ago, she is getting round 2 tomorrow! For the first 2/3 days she was quite good and was up and about, she then started to go down hill and we suspect this was mostly to do with constipation. She was extremely unwell, feeling very weak and sick, in and out of A&E several times until they eventually gave her an enema which thankfully helped a lot. Although she was quite weak she definitely improved in the days to follow and had some really good days probably the week or so in between. The ascites seems to have gone down a lot and she’s eating plenty, although I don’t think she has started to put any of the weight back on just yet, hoping she will though!
The main reason I am posting is that she has started to feel a bit worse over the last 2/3 days, very little energy and breathless as well, although she is up and dressed each day and doing a bit. Mum has also been complaining of this awful discomfort in her stomach that wasn’t there to begin with, she describes it just under her bust and said it feels like a band of steel, or this heavy pressure. I think it’s worrying for her as she doesn’t know what is going on, if the chemo is working etc as she does have cancer around the diaphragm.
Any input would be very much appreciated, myself, my two sisters & Mammy are headed to Belfast in the afternoon to stay the night ahead of her chemo tomorrow and are hoping to have a nice Mother’s Day dinner ☺️😍 her hair is starting to fall out so we have the dreaded shaving to come this week, hoping it’s not as bad or as scary as we think. Mammy has been trying to be so positive but struggles a bit when she’s not feeling good.
Thanks a lot & Happy Sunday 🎀