I Have a Mom Who Is Dying of Cancer

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    She has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

    There's no getting better from this point. She knows chemo isn't going to help so she refused it. Now they're just treating her symptoms. She's accepted she's going to die and she's writing her will. This still doesn't feel real to me.
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    My Mom Is Dying of Cancer

    I have a Mom who is dying of cancer. She was diagnosed with Stage IV esoghogeal cancer 16 months ago. At first the chemo was working, but as of the last two months, she is slowly slipping away from us. She fought so hard for so long. I don't know what to say or do. My 6 year old...
    Deano1268 Deano1268
    Oct 3, 2008

    My Mum...

    My mum was diagnosed with brain/kidney/lung cancer 3 days ago. She had been hospitalised for malnutrition which we thought was related to weight loss surgery from February. They ran tests and found inflammation of the brain. The next day they took her to a better hospital and she...
    caitlynch caitlynch
    1 Response Jun 30, 2013

    My Mom Is Dying and I Don't Know What to Do.

    I'm 19 and a half. I had just turned 18 when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She told me during the initial shock that "It'll be a long road, but we'll get through it." God, I will never forget that. It started out with the swelling of her leg. She went to...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    My Mum

    Just found my mum has stomach cancer .not sure wot to do or say
    jane721 jane721
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2013

    My Mom Is Special

               My mom and I are best friends. She was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer almost 10 years ago now. They never knew where the cancer originated but it was found throughout her lymph nodes. Anyway, she had a mastectomy radiation and chemo. and was starting to do...
    caringlady caringlady
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2012

    She's Gone

    My mom found a lump in her breast in 2006. I was 7months pregnant with my first child. She went for the various testing and the results were that it was malignant. She started chemotherapy, then had a masectomy & then did her radium. She went on to recover fully &...
    ljsmom ljsmom
    Jun 17, 2009

    Mom Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer ..

    sherrykamphus sherrykamphus
    Apr 11, 2011

    My Mom Is Dying

    My mom had breast cancer 5 years ago, had a mesecotmy and they took out her glands under her arm as it was in a couple of them, Now last year around Thanksgiving they told her it was back and she had stage 4.  It went into her breastbone tissue so they gave her Chemo to shut it...
    msdls62 msdls62
    1 Response Jan 7, 2012

    Cancer Cure Covered Up By Government.

    Type in any browser ( RUN FROM THE CURE ) I was blown away when i watched this video, i have known for years the Governments and companies that make medice would have covered up something like this. Please please please pass it on to all your list. It does not just cure cancer...
    reikiman123 reikiman123
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

    This Might Help You, But It Also Might Help Me.

    My Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer a year and a half ago. She is now currently on her deathbed, and it's the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. After a really abusive relationship, and several boughts of severe Bipolar Depression I moved back home. I hated...
    Neequu78 Neequu78
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    My Mom And Nsclc

    My mom who lives overseas was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2013. It has been so painful to not live near her to take care of her and spend time with her. I hate how she suffers and how she is deteriating. I don't know what I will do without her. :( ::::::::
    justmelanie justmelanie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013

    The Most Amazing Mother In Law Ever.

    I don't exactly know where to start, so here it goes... On February 22,2013 my mother in law passed away after a short, but intense fight with colon cancer. We became close when my boyfriend and I became pregnant. she accepted me into the family and helped take care of me through...
    omnomzilla omnomzilla
    31-35, F
    Mar 22, 2013

    My Mother Is My Hero!

    I always thought that my mother would always be here... Never in a million years did think that I would lose her to cancer. In 2009 my mother was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. My heart was instantly broken, I begged God every night "Please don't take my mother from me...
    ChristyRivera213 ChristyRivera213
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2013


    I am 22, and my mom is only 46. I just moved home to help her get to her doctors appointments. She gets really bad anxiety attacks so she finds it hard to drive herself. She is going in for a biopsy on Monday, and I am so terrified that it is going to turn out that she has...
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2007

    My Mom :(

    Here is my story. About a year ago my father was diagnosed with bladder and lung cancer and my mom took him to all his treatments. Sadly, the person they should have been looking at was my mom. She was not feeling well, coughing a lot, lost a lot of weight and lost her...
    katiezmomma katiezmomma
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2012

    I LOVE My Mom

    My mom has been in hospital for the past 3 months almost. She has had cancer for almost 3 years and has gotten sicker and sicker since Dec 12. It makes me feel so sad when I see her so weak and tired. I wish I could take away some of her pain and worries and make her feel better...
    trustinlove trustinlove
    1 Response Jan 30, 2013

    She's not the same person she was just a few

    months ago. She is emotional, controlling, irrational, sometimes rude. It's the cancer that's changed her, it's her knowing that she's going to die that's changed her. She will never admit she needs help, she will never ask for support, instead she will create a toxic...
    jn0903 jn0903
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    Loosing My Mom To Aml (leukemia)

    I am 35 years old and about 4 months ago my mom was dx with Leukemia at the age of 70. She has recived 3 chemos and the last time the cancer came backs stronger. Now per doctors orders sheis going to be put in hospice care. I feel like I am loosing the one person who loves my...
    cafrolb cafrolb
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2012

    This Is New To Me...

    So I came back from swimming one day, and my mom told me that she had pneumonia, and cancer. When she said cancer my heart just sunk. I didnt think she was being serious. And then she got the biopsy and then confirmed that it is lung cancer, but my mom doesn't want to tell us...
    johncheever johncheever
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jul 6, 2013

    They talk about the first year being the

    hardest. I should know, I work in the funeral industry. The first birthday, the first Christmas, the first anniversary without them. What they don't talk about is the "last" year. The last Christmas, the last Easter, the last Mother's Day. Everyone says to enjoy every moment...
    Sheilaid Sheilaid
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    My best friends mother is dying,

    I lost my best friend a while ago and can't lose her mom as well😭
    cheyemarie cheyemarie
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    My Mom My Hero

    Aout two weeks ago my mom went in the hospital with pneumonia. A week ago we found out she has lung cancer. Never smoked a day in life not even around smokers. It has already spread to her bones and lymph nodes. She now has only a couple days to live. We live a block away from...
    memaw62 memaw62
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2012

    My Mom Is My World!

    My mom has been battling cancer since 2009 . She was diagnose with endometrial cancer and it was already spread. Now the cancer is her lungs and the doctors can do anything for her. My mom is a strong woman. My mom only had two children . It's so hard for me to deal with this...
    Proudmom3 Proudmom3
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2012

    Almost Over

    My Mother is dying. This pain I feel is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. She is end stage lung cancer with brain and bone mets. I live far away and have racked up thousands of frequent flyer miles traveling back and forth to be with her. She was admitted to the...
    Sdelusion Sdelusion
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    Faith, Love And Hope

    Where to begin? I have worked with dying patients for the past 16 years. For the few who can do this, we usually discover that it can be a mutually gratifying experience to take care of the sick in their final hours. I've experienced many patients who have shared their agonies...
    sexiskey sexiskey
    46-50, F
    18 Responses Jun 3, 2013

    My Love Hate Guilt Trip With My Dying Mother

    Hi - My mother was diagnosed in December of 2008 with Non hodgkins lymphoma. She started feeling tingling in her legs and 4 days later she could not walk. The tumors grew starting in her abdomen and then jumped onto both her upper and lower spine. She's still not able to...
    Lizzardi Lizzardi
    41-45, F
    Jun 22, 2009

    My Mom Has Lung Cancer

    My mom who is 64 was diagnosed with nsclc 4 months ago. She had a collapsed left lung and they drained 1 1/2 litres of fluid from her. The tumour is small but inoperable. She is on chemo and this is her last round for 3 weeks. Unfortunately I live overseas and can only keep in...
    melmelmel70 melmelmel70
    41-45, F
    Aug 6, 2012

    Is It The Last Time Now?

    My best friend, the one and only person who will never ever betray or stop loving me, my mom got lung cancer. She has been in remission once and then got it back for the second time 3 years ago. She was treated again and was in remission until now. The chemotherapy will start...
    Therealityis Therealityis
    1 Response Aug 7, 2012

    I just can't believe it's happening

    so quickly...they diagnosed her just months ago and she's gotten worse by the day. She could go in a few months, she could go in a year, we don't know. It still hasn't fully sunk in that I'm losing her.
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    What Do You Say To Your Dying Mother?

    My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, right before Thanksgiving, we had a plan, she was to start chemo in December and have surgery to remove the cancer in January. Before mom could start her chemo, she had a stroke. The stroke has wreaked her and derailed the plan. Mom...
    ladyrailracer ladyrailracer
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    My Beautiful Mom

    My Mom was first diagnosed with cancer on December 31, 2009. It was the scariest day of all of our lives. They classified it as stage 4, with mets to the ovaries. At the time, she was single, living with my grandparents, helping to take care of them. It was devastating. For...
    Sweetpea85 Sweetpea85
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

    My mother is a beautiful 56 year old.

    She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March of this year. A mere 6 months ago. I could go into her full long story but basically the short version is that she has now exhausted all of her options for treatment. I feel so numb. How can I lose my mother? She won...
    funchster funchster
    22-25, F
    Aug 30, 2015

    Almost The End

    My mom was diagnosed stage 4 colon cancer that spread to some lymph nodes, some being around her heart and it was inoperable. So she started chemo and had a few ups and downs with that, well even though all scans and tests seem to be clear, the tumor has enlarged and the cancer...
    lovemarilyn lovemarilyn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013

    Lung Cancer Sucks :(

    My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIB AND Stage I adenocarcinoma last week...  The Stage I cancer is in the other lung - so she may really have Stage IV if it metastasized to the other lung :( ....  She turned 76 on Tuesday - what a miserable birthday present.  She...
    1CuriousCat 1CuriousCat
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Feb 9, 2008

    Drugs Are Bad!

    My mom has stage 4 Cirrhosis she was addicted to drugs and alcohol for over 25 years now i didnt meet her till i was 18 they way she looks i dont much longer she will live.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 9, 2012

    My Miracle Mom Still Here 6 Years After Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

    My mom had the Whipple procedure 6 years ago tomorrow. She has been doing fairly well up to about 6 months ago. Getting weaker every day. I am afraid and sad, the time is coming and I am not ready. I am depressed and feel so helpless. I have 4 children and a husband that are...
    JuneDaughter JuneDaughter
    41-45, F
    Aug 6, 2012

    All Hopes Are Gone...

    18 or so months ago my mother was diagnosed with limited small cell lung cancer. She fought hard and beat the odds, for a year. We were hopeful that she would be one of the people that beat it forever.  In March of this year (2012) the cancer came back but this time in her brain...
    Hollister14q5 Hollister14q5
    1 Response May 20, 2012


     Hi. I'm Alisha. I'm 24 years old. My mother is an incredible woman. And she has been battling breast cancer on and off since I was in the fourth grade.  The first time around...she was young. She was in her 30's, full of life, and she fought it with a verocity...
    kansasunrise kansasunrise
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2009


    I'm 22 and my mom is currently in hospice care at home because of stage IV cervical cancer. She was diagnosed a year ago and by mid summer she was doing really well. We thought we were in the clear. Then it took a drastic turn for the worse and in September we spent  a few weeks...
    EvanH EvanH
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2011


    I found out that my mom has pancreatic cancer metastasized to the lungs just after Thanksgiving.  She was always very healthy and found out because of some stomach pain she was having.  I am helping her through the whole chemotherapy process which is so hard, especially...
    Midwesterngirl Midwesterngirl
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    Mad At Life

    We found out about a year and a half ago that my mother has a form of small cell lung cancer. The cancer was inoperable due to it's location, but they were able to succesfully treat her with chemotherapy and radiation. We all celebrated when she went into remission and I again...
    Peanut555 Peanut555
    1 Response Feb 6, 2012

    My Mom Has 3 Different Cancers

    Hi Everyone, After reading everyone's stories, I decided to share my first hand experience with cancer. I can recall the first time my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer after she had a colonoscopy.  It seems so long ago with all that is happening now, but it was only a...
    lifechangedforever lifechangedforever
    Apr 1, 2009

    My Heart Is Breaking!!!

    hi my name is julie bonk garcia my mom is dying of cancer! Today she stopped responding I hope she waits for my son to get here he is on his way home from college, at least he saw her sat when she could still talk. I cant believe how much this hurts! I just want to hear her voice...
    juliebonk juliebonk
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    I feel for all in here

    who are our battle did not end well and it did take her just after my 21st birthday so to all that are battling it Plz make the most of the time you have left never leave without saying what you need to and share the great times together with her
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015
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