I trust that you all are doing well and keeping up with your health. Before I seek your good people's advice about my own, I would like you all to please keep my mom in your prayers. She survived breast cancer in 2011 (mastectomy, chemotherapy) and we are shattered at the news about her lung mets. The local doctors have told us that she has got 6-12 months and have recommended palliative care. As I mentioned in my introductory message, Fiji lags behind in medical facilities/infrastructure, so we are planning to take mom to India. I have talked to my oncologists there and they said that surgery is out of the option, but they can help prolong mom's life by a good number of years if the tumors can be contained within the lungs, that is. Right now, I feel so helpless and alone that I had to blog this to get things out of my head. This whole episode since last week (4th Feb) has taken its toll on my own health.
We are a very loving small family, and we are so much attached to each other as we have gone through so much in life, yet we stuck together as one. There's dad, mom, myself, and my younger brother. We both siblings are attached to our parents, especially mom, so much that it is almost impossible to live without seeing her for a day. She had to cut short her recent vacation to New Zealand because she herself could not stay away from us any longer than what she did. So, it is beyond my wildest imagination to lose mom. She is 49, and I feel that God has been unfair to us. I haven't been eating well, and I don't know why, but I have been having heavy discharges from my back. I see blood stains on my underwear, and it gives me a burning sensation. Could this be due to radiation that I received? Or is it due to lots of traveling that I did recently? Or sitting for long in my office? I had this same problem some few months back, and I had written to my surgeons and oncologists, and they prescribed 2 different kinds of tablets, which I did not take because again those were not available in Fiji. I had wanted to get them from India, but the problem subsided naturally. It now worries me!
Did any of you have the same problem? What did you do? Please advise. My surgeons and oncologists are 7 seas across, and it is hard to get in touch with them given India has the 2nd highest population, and the doctor-patient ratio is unimaginable.
Thanking you all in anticipation.