Hi all - Just thought I'd post after a long hiatus. I have not kept up the details in my signature because there are so many now to add.
My mom was diagnosed with limited stage SCLC in spring 2007. Two and a half years ago, the cancer jumped out of the lung and is now a 6" x 6" tumor on her adrenal, plus she has had two < 5mm brain mets gamma knifed since then as well.
Despite the continued growth, her own immune system and chemo combos seem to keep her ahead of the curve.
The fly in the ointment is her moderate dementia (started about 1.5 years ago) now that may be a long-term survivor result of PCI 3.5 years ago (would STILL do that, by the way), possible vascular issues in the brain unrelated, or even Alzheimer's. A neurologist will give us some test results in the next two weeks.
The dementia is much more challenging than the cancer, as she cannot keep her appointment days/times straight, locations and yet insists on driving herself. She is not aware that she cannot trust her own memory, even with printed schedules. And she is cranky because she believes every other person is screwing up.
Hopefully, Dr. Neurologist will have some magic pills to help.
That's all from Lake Wobegon.