Bowel Cancer - advice please
If you have read my profile you will have seen that I had uterine cancer 2 years ago. Years ago, my father & grandfather both had bowel cancer, so now I have regular check ups as I have 80% chance of that now. OK, so I can handle that.
My problem is now that 2 years ago an aunty on my mum's side of the family was also diagnosed. It was explained to me that her cancer was not related to mine as when you get older it does not become hereditary. A few weeks ago, my mum had a blocked bowel, and she is due to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks time. My mum has over the last 2 years had: 5 way bypass, and 12 stents and so is getting really stressed out by the her procedure.Any suggestions on how to help her?
Recently our eldest daughter gave birth to triplet boys and our youngest daughter is getting married next May. Mum always said that she wanted to live to see her triplet great grandsons, but now seems to be "throwing in the towel".
I am usually a "Pollyanna" seeing the positive on life and all that is thrown to me, but lately finding it very frustrating knowing how my mum feels at the moment. I understand that it must be very scarey for her,so any suggestions on how to handle this?
Thank you friends,