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OMG.... I am in the land of shock. My mum was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer on Friday 15th June 2012. I am in total shock, she has just come back from holiday in Majorca and has been fit and health all of her 72 years. She is a very young 72 with a very young outlook.
She complained of feeling a little sickly whilst on holiday in May, then when she came home she had slight upper right abdomen pain that she thought was muscular. The family GP gave her some ant acids and said it was a little reflux. The pain got worse over the next week so my step dad took her to A&E where they said they where sure it was Gallstones and sent her home with an appointment for a camera down her throat. Before the appointment she was in such pain that my step dad took her back again to A&E where they took bloods said her liver was a little abnormal but this was to be expected with gallstones and booked her in for a CT scan. This was to be on the 29th June. However, on 13th June she was addmited due to such severe pain.
She was taken for an ultra sound scan on Wed 14th and was told that they could not find her gall bladder. Very strange we thought. Nothing else was said until 15th June when the Dr came to her bedside and told her she had Liver Cancer. She was devastated, and I am totally destroyed. She had her CT scan today (16th) but has to wait until 18th for the results as there are no dr's rounds over the weekend. I find this totally unacceptable. I am also very angry that the Dr told my mum she had cancer without her family being present.
We were later taken into an office and told that her Liver has several 'nodules' on and around its edges, which will definately be secondary.
Where do we go from here. I have cryed non stop, she is my whole life my very reason to live I love her so much. My dad died 30 yrs ago when i was just 17 and mum was 42. He had a massive heart attack aged just 46. Since then we have been like 2 peas in a pod. We have more than something special. I cannot begin to imagine waking up of a morning and her not being in my life.
I am so very sorry for your mum's situation and as a daughter who dearly loves her mum too I can understand your pain and was awash with emotion when my mum was detected. I take it they are still investigating where the primary is?
It is reassuring once chemo starts and you do develop a routine and a new normal. I would not under estimate the effect of a supportive family.
For some people chemo works really well and there are various chemo options available depending on its tumour type.
I wish your mum well with her treatment.
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