Just when I think this week can’t get any worse

My 80 year old mother was admitted to the hospital today. She has felt woozy and light headed since Saturday. She hasn’t eaten hardly anything in days.The first thing the doctor diagnosed was that she had internal bleeding.  After a colonoscopy and a GI the results are that there is a large cancerous tumor in her colon. The doctor said that it could be related to the polyps he saw last March. Back in March because of her age, medication and high BP the doc thought the risks were too high to do surgery. The cancer has metastasized. She also had a chest x-ray and saw a spot on one of her lungs. The doctor thinks that the cancer has spread. Surgery will be scheduled but the outcome is iffy due to the high risk factors.

This is the first cancer in our family ever that I am aware of. My mother is at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital which is an excellent hospital to be in if you have to be in a hospital in Portland.