Hi, I feel helpless. I am wondering if anybody ever had an experience in doing test, surgery, or treatment while having anxiety or mental disability?
My mom's 58 yo, she's not cooperative for test / treatment. Years ago she was diagnosed with anxiety, OCD, Schizophrenia (lil bit). The OCD & Schizo is not a problem now. But the anxiety makes her don't want to do anything she should do to be treated.
Her right breast has a palpable lump around 2 cm and there's redness on her breast skin that feels really dry. From the shape, it doesn't looks like a breast shape anymore. Around this month she has difficulty eating also coughs and vomits often when she's eating. This 2 weeks, we can hear her breathing makes a sound(?). We're really worried that she's not in an early stage cancer.
She did the ultrasound (with much force, it was almost a fail). Now yesterday with a much bigger rejection and forced she finally did the blood test. After that we tried to do CT Scan, but she didn't even want to change her clothes nor get into the CT Scan room. We tried to talk to her into it but she just gave us a solid "No, I want to go home" (with a full force rejection with her body). I went back to the Onco and nurse to ask for anything to help this situation, but they just said, "It needs to be done, it's the procedures in this hospital. If not, we can't do the biopsy (surgery)."
I thought weren't they supposed to help us find the solution to this? Like maybe gave her a sleeping pill or anesthetic. Otherwise this procedure or even the Chemo and Radioteraphy cannot be done.
Any help, idea, or solution will help us so much..
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