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  1. kimrandy1

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    Mom's MRI showed that she has a tumor in her spine. It's not operable. They're going to try radiation to shrink it, at least to relieve her massive back/leg pain. It seems to me that we are now in the "let's make her as comfortable as we can for as long as we can" mode.
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  3. Jem

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    Oh, Kim. I'm so sorry. I would be lost without my mom-my prayers are with you.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear the news. -hugs- to you and your family...you all will be in my prayers
     
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    :hugs:
     
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    I'm so sorry, Kim. I know what you are going through as I just did the same with my dad this past year. I know it's hard when you reach the point that comfort is the larger concern. Hang in there.
    Someone said to me later that it is really a blessing to have that heads up so that you can do and say the things that are truly important....something you don't have the chance to do when you don't know these things ahead of time.
    My prayers are with you.
     
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    I am so sorry. I have been through this as well, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
     
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    Kim, when I dealt with my dad having cancer, I prayed that God give me the strength to endure whatever that we have to face. I also prayed that I could be there for him when he needed me.
     
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    I am sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Think positive.
     
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    I'm sorry. My prayers are w/ you & your mom.
     
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    I am so sorry! Prayers and good thoughts your way!!
     
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    I am so sorry for this. I will be thinking of you and your family
     
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    :hugs: Kim...I will keep your mom and family in my prayers.
     
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    Kim I am so sorry to hear this. If you need to talk please let me know. I went through this with my mom last year, hugs!
     
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    I'm sorry, Kim. Your family will be in my prayers.
     
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    Kim, I am so, so sorry. I know this is heartbreaking for you. I bet this is about the last thing any of your thought it was. I hope the radiation will bring her relief from the pain. I will pray for your mom and for you and your family.

    :hugs:
     
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    :hugs:Kim! I am so sorry. I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers!
     
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    I'm so sorry, Kim. We'll be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
     
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    Kim I am so sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my prayers!
     
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    I am sorry, kimrandy. I hope that she can find some comfort.
     
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    So sorry to hear the news. Prayers for you and your family!:hugs:
     
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    Oh, Kim. I am so sorry. I lost my mom a few years ago to inoperable lung/brain cancer... right after she was declared a breast cancer survivor. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    If you need anything - a shoulder, a vent, or questions - do not hesitate to PM me. :hugs:
     
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    chebrutta~sounds like my mom! She had gotten through breast cancer but it came back in her liver....we lost her 4 years ago today.
     
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    You'll be in my prayers. I'm so sorry.
     
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    If possible, try to get a second opinion, so you won't wonder later "what if".

    Watching my husband suffer was hard, so I can sympathize with the battle you are facing. Your mom and all of your family will be in my prayers. I'm so sorry you all are having to go through this. If you need to vent, talk, or someone to listen, we're here for you.
     
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    I forgot...my late husband had a secondary place in his spine. As weird as it sounds, Sarna anti-itch lotion and a little vibrating bug helped the pain in his back. The lotion was bought for a spot on his lower back, but he asked me to try it on the upper back spot and it helped. We'd do anything that relieves pain for our loved ones!

    That may not work for your mom, but it doesn't contain any drugs that will interact with chemo or radiation so it might be worth a try.
     
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    :hugs: I'm so sorry!!
     
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    I'm sorry to hear this. Many of my family members have died from Cancer and its not fun at all. :( You will be in my prayers. :hugs:
     
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    Kim - I'm so sorry and will pray for this awful tumor to shrink to oblivion! You are really going through a lot right now. You have lots of people on here who care for you -if you get to feeling overwhelmed, come here and let it all out!
     
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    Oh, Kim, I'm so sorry.

    For what it's worth, my experience with radiation wasn't at all painful. They gave me 2 tiny tatoo dots, so they would know how to position the radiation. Then I went in each day for the radiation-- it took about 10 minutes once I actually got in.

    Even though I'm pretty pale, I didn't have much of a problem with "sunburn." I would reccomend getting some Aquaphor in the drugstore, and being proactive about getting a prescription in case your mom needs more than that... I had Biofine and something else. (and had to go to school braless for a week, but that's another post.)

    The reason they do radiation is because sometimes it works... my prayers are that it will for your mom.

    You'll all be in my prayers.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear this news and you and your family will be in my prayers.
     
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    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I am so sorry. Please lean on us.
     
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    My prayers are with you.
     
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