Health Forums  

Go Back   Health Forums > Health Cancer > Mesothelioma

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
my mum has Mesothelioma, how can I take good care of her?
Old
  (#1 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
claire's Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 18
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default my mum has Mesothelioma, how can I take good care of her? - 12-25-2008, 07:31 AM

She had a surgery 5 weeks ago, the doctor had removed her right lung, she is still very weak now and has a very bad cough in the evenings, she will be having radiotherapy from next week onwards and her chemotherapy will start in July, the doctor told us that there are malignant cells on the area of her heart also and this is very worrying. We live in singapore andMesothelioma is very rare here. She is 59 yrs old.
   
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old
  (#2 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
svengteach's Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 12
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default 12-30-2008, 08:13 AM

Be there for her physically. If she needs someone to sit there and read to her, or if she wants someone to rub her back, or if she just wants someone there to sit. Go with her to her appointments, listen to what the doctors say, and be encouraging to her!!!
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
cardboardboxprison's Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 19
Join Date: Jan 2009
Default 01-03-2009, 08:07 AM

Are you guys religious?Grim prognosis. Sorry.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
O.W.R.'s Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 17
Join Date: Jan 2009
Default 01-05-2009, 09:26 AM

Mesothelioma Is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.These fibers under a microcope will show barbs similar to a fishook. there is no way to remove them or to correct the condition.I feel terrible having to say this to you, but all you can do is to stay close to her and tell her every day how much you love and appreciate her.I worked in asbestos abatement for years, and through that training I learned what I do know about the condition. I'm certainly not a doctor.I lost my Mother to cancer two years ago. I'm 54 and my life has changed forever. Nothing in this world can fill that hole in my heart.I will pray for you, your Mother and all your family and Friends. I don't know you religious affiliation but a lot of my heritage is american Indian But I believe that our creator is one and the same.I wish the best possible for all your family especially your Mother. Don't give up keep talking to other doctors and cancer treatment centers. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
   
Reply With Quote
how can I take good care of her?
Old
  (#5 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 13
Join Date: Sep 2011
Default how can I take good care of her? - 10-07-2011, 07:10 AM

Mesothelioma is a major challenge and keeping up with activities involving your treatment and doctor visits can be overwhelming. The patient, the family, and close friends are faced with new and unfamiliar experiences. A methodological approach to your care can often make life easier for everyone.
You should take good care of her... My prayers with you and your mom...
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Default 11-29-2012, 10:33 AM

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most frequently arises from the cells lining the sacs of the chest or the abdomen. Most people present with complaints of shortness of breath. Mesothelioma treatment can entail a number of therapies intended to kill cancerous cells, prevent the tumor from spreading or alleviate the symptoms of the disease. Surgery is one of the most common treatments for mesothelioma. We all hope to recover your mother as earlier as possible, take care of yourself also.
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Similar Threads for: my mum has Mesothelioma, how can I take good care of her?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is dental care considered to be a luxury good? ameer Dental Problems 4 08-12-2012 08:23 AM
Do you know any women who had mesothelioma? lilygirl2727 Mesothelioma 3 10-07-2011 07:18 AM
What's a good skin care product to use to lift the skin around and on ur eyelids? Frankie Skin Problems 3 02-12-2009 10:49 PM
Where can I find good lung cancer hospice care? Enceladus Cancer - Lung 2 12-20-2008 09:39 PM