NHMike wrote:Your son sounds like me though a lot younger. My treatment chemo + radiation, surgery and then Xeloda+Oxaliplatin for six months. I have another two months to go and the chemo makes me feel pretty crappy. But I'm working five+ days a week as well with a lot of other responsibilities. I would guess that my mother has had a lot of concerns similar to yours.
I try to explain things to those that ask (coworkers, friends, family) in a matter-of-fact way as a lot of people are quite uncomfortable talking about cancer with others and I try to put them at ease.
One thing that helps is talking with others going through the same thing and there are lots of such folks here. Your son might be on the private side but maybe he'd be okay with posting on a forum like this one. He might find some benefit in helping others with their journey as well.
There's a ton of emotional stuff that you go through, no matter how strong you are, and sometimes a close friend to chat helps. I hope that he has such people in his life.
Caat55 wrote:Hang in there mom. Trust your son. For me going forward with my life is one of the best things I can do. I continue to say "cancer can only have this much" I show about an inch of space between my fingers. Living life normally despite all that is going on is important and bolsters the will to fight.
Capri wrote:I'm the original poster. I'm replying because I cannot find where to begin a new topic. I read in FAQ to "click on new topic"...but where is it?
I'm writing for some advice/support/help for my 46 yr old son with Stg III colon cancer. He had a CT about 3 weeks ago and told me all was fine. I was about to leave for a 3 wk visit to my daughter and her family. Now that I'm back he tells me the CT showed spots on his liver. I'm pretty sure he said plural.
What happens now with this liver thing? He's on FOLFOX. Does this mean it's not working? I'm scared. He sees the onco this week and doesn't want me to go with him.
Capri wrote:I'm the original poster. I'm replying because I cannot find where to begin a new topic. I read in FAQ to "click on new topic"...but where is it?.
Capri wrote:.. My main concern is the new finding of a spot or spots on his liver and what happens next. I'm sure there are people on this forum who this has also happened to ..
boxhill wrote:Liver abnormalities found on a CT scan can be justification to the insurance co for a liver MRI, which apparently gives a much clearer look at what's there.
Lots of people have benign liver spots, according to my CR surgeon, who specializes in liver surgery.
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