Cancer is waiting.
It’s a test of emotional strength and more importantly patience. Since my mum’s diagnosis, we have waited for:
- An appointment to have fluid drained from her abdomen (2 drainage’s thus far. 16 litres! in the first instance and 8 litres in the second instance).
- A meeting with the MDT – 2 weeks.
- My mum had to have a laparoscopy. Minor surgery under general anaesthetic to make an incision in her tummy and remove tissue samples and drain more fluid!
- An appointment to discuss her treatment plan – 6 cycles of chemotherapy. No surgery as she has stage IV cancer. An appointment for her first chemotherapy session.
Total = 4 weeks. Feels like = 4 years.