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Discussion BoardReply to Mary, Renee, Queenie was posted 02/13/2004 02:00 pm by Karen
I appreciate the info and the experience sharing. MIL (72 years old)now has
an appointment for another ERCP and possible liver biopsy. Yes, she has a
couple of spots on the liver. Our current problem- should we encourage her to
go for the ERCP? It involves several nights stay in a London hospital and a 2
hour car journey. MIL really doesn't want to be 'messed around with' any
more. She doesn't want to leave her home where all is warm and secure and
move to a busy hospital where she knows she will go through discomfort and
pain- and, as she says, 'for what?' I can't answer that question for her
because I can see where she's coming from. She would never go on Chemo,
radiation won't work and she doesn't want to try any new treatments. She
wants peace and quiet and a painfree time- will full diagnosis help her
achieve any of this?
Thank you for listening.
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