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Audrey was posted 09/01/2000 12:08 am by Maureen L
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You have definately come to the right place. My mom passed away from P.C. after 3 months. Her pain tolerance was great (good news and bad news) she had pain, but we did not realize she would go as briskly as she did. Her weight loss put her back to the exact weight she was when she worked at the very same hospital she died in....sorry that sentence rambled. Anyway, her old coworkers would come in and say "you don't look sick to me". We do read horror stories of lingering deaths. My mom did not want that and made sure I (the nurse) did all I could to protect her right to choose simplicity instead of tubes machines, etc.It sounds as tho your M I L has already found peace and decided that more tests would be too much. You did not specify her age--my mom was almost 80. My mom would tell me that she could fell the mass increasing in size despite the chemo. Hospice might be the route to choose. My mom enrolled, but died in the hospital where she had entered for pain control. A talk with hospice nurses could set a course, if she is determined against more treatments. The few conversations that we had with hospice helped (constipation, pain control, easy to digest diet ). I am sorry for your situation, but I sure received support and solice by coming to this board...Prayers to you and your family. Maureen L (ModRnMom52 @aol.com)

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