Apr 18, 2021 08:41PM - edited Apr 18, 2021 08:46PM by exbrnxgrl
I am sorry to hear of your mom's dx. I am here to tell you what a bad doctor Dr. Google is and urge you to stay away from him! Although no one, doctors included, have a crystal ball as to what the future holds, there is reason for optimism. I will be 65 in September. I work full time, first grade teacher, and have an almost normal life, pandemic not withstanding. And I was diagnosed with a metastasis to my upper femur almost ten years ago. Yes, almost ten years without progression after my initial treatment. Granted, I am not typical and the reasons for my survival are unknown (we are called exceptional responders or outliers) but my point is that your mother has not been handed a death sentence. She has many potential treatments and reasons for hope. Many of the drugs that women with bone mets take these days hadn't even been approved when I was first diagnosed.
I know this is worrisome. I understand . Tengo dos hijas y me recuerdo how they reacted when I was diagnosed*.This is certainly not what any family wants to happen to a loved one but I hope this offers you a bit of optimism. Feel free to ask me anything.
Take good care, querida y abrazos virtuales.
*Although I have lived in CA for over 30 years, I grew up in the Bronx which accounts for my use of Spanglish, the official language of the Bronx 😊