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My mother - bile duct cancer was posted 01/18/2010 12:51 pm by Cindy
E-mail Address: cllutz917@yahoo.com

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Sorry to hear about your mother. My mom, also 82, was diagnosed in June 2009. She had a stent put in and then went through radiation from July too Sept. 2. Since she has had some good days but not many. She has not gotten her strength back and has had back and stomach pains. Two weeks ago, they found that her tube from kidney to bladder was blocked so put a stent in it. She has been uncomfortable with it and they are going to take it out tomorrow. She has been taking pain meds, but they make her constipated and she doesn't like them. I don't know what to do to help her and don't know what to expect. She is weary and weak most of the time. I try to get her to walk some but don't know if I should push since she is weak. Is being this weak normal? Is she close to the end or can we expect her to get stronger? I'm at a lose.

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