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Mum has pancreatic cancer

(235 Posts)
oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:09:44

He has a few months at most

Fuck

shouldnthavesaid Mon 16-Dec-13 19:10:28

I'm so, so very sorry xxxxx

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:10:59

She. Not he. Fuck.

kilmuir Mon 16-Dec-13 19:11:37

very sorry

PacificDingbat Mon 16-Dec-13 19:11:43

Oh, I am so sorry.

Have you and she only just found out?

LIZS Mon 16-Dec-13 19:11:57

So sorry sad

Incapinka Mon 16-Dec-13 19:12:32

Am so sorry. Has she just been diagnosed? What are her options? Will they consider treating her?

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:13:22

I found out about half an our Ago. Inoperable. Nothing to be done.

Fuck fuck fuck

MrsJohnDeere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:14:33

So sorry.

Ruprekt Mon 16-Dec-13 19:15:10

Oh how awful for you and your family. I am so sorry. hmm

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:15:15

She. Why do I keep typing he. Fuck I am thick.

foreverchristmas Mon 16-Dec-13 19:18:06

I'm so sorry sad

foreverchristmas Mon 16-Dec-13 19:18:34

Is someone with you?

FruitbatAuntie Mon 16-Dec-13 19:18:45

Oh shit, I'm so sorry to hear this. Don't know what to say to you, but couldn't read and not say anything IYSWIM. I'm sure someone who has been through this will be along soon to hold your hand and help you (MN is amazing like that).

brunette123 Mon 16-Dec-13 19:19:03

You are not thick you are in shock. I am so sorry to hear this.

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:19:32

My kids are in their way I had to tell them oh god what do I do how do I do thid

So sorry x

KateF Mon 16-Dec-13 19:22:18

Hi OP, my mum had pancreatic cancer too, I'm so sorry to hear your news. I'm happy to share my experience if it will help but sadly my mum only had a month from diagnosis to death. You will be in shock just now but I'll check back here intermittently in case I can help at all.

TheGonnagle Mon 16-Dec-13 19:23:29

oh that's rubbish. I'm so sorry x

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:24:20

She is seeing the cancer team on Friday. What do I need to ask them? She's in pain what can they do? She's home but what is the best

Dad is going to be in pieces he adores her

Incapinka Mon 16-Dec-13 19:27:44

Is chemo an option? Am so sorry. I hate cancer so much xxx

poopooheadwillyfatface Mon 16-Dec-13 19:27:45

they should be able to relieve most of her symptoms quite well. Good drugs available for pain and nausea. possible macmillan follow up. so sorry to see your news, pancreatic is esp shit sad
there may be other palliative treatment options to improve her quality of life too

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:28:21

She phoned me and said there's nothing they can do. Maybe there is. Maybe I will google maybe there is something they don't have thought of yet

Bahhhhhumbug Mon 16-Dec-13 19:30:32

So so sorry oldbaghere my DGDs other Nana (I'm their paternal ,she was their maternal) was taken by this horrible disease last year and as you are obviously horribly aware it is one of the worst cancers to treat and has one of the lowest survival rates. She also was told inoperable and was only given months (she lived nine in the end) and was quite inspirational in how she dealt with it. She was only 58 and seemingly fit as a flea till this. How old is your mum OP?

oldbaghere Mon 16-Dec-13 19:30:47

Even my title is wrong it was supposed to day my mum not just mum. Thick as shit I am.

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