Mum diagnosed...worrying times
My mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer three weeks ago after a colonoscopy. She had been having looser stools for a couple of months and a doctor took a blood test and found she had anemia and referred her for a colonoscopy. She has since had her CT scan and tomorrow is her meeting with the colorectal surgeon. We are all terrified for her and the thought of losing her is just unthinkable. We have no idea what stage it is at or anything like this but the mind has a tendency to race and you fear the worse. The weird thing is she feels really well and now has no symptoms and feels strong and lively and she says she would not know she has cancer if it were not for the diagnosis. We have asked if she wants anyone with her tomorrow but she is adamant she wants to be there alone so she can process the information and her main fear is that if it is bad news she does not want to let anyone down. Is this when we find out the prognosis or what it's development is?
We have a friend who is recovering from late stage bowel cancer and doing really well and he feels that it's a good thing that mum feels well. I guess I'm just looking for a little bit of hope because right now the not knowing is just horrible and after having spent tens of hours looking things up my mind is a whirl of probably useless knowledge!