my mom told me this week that my uncle cancer has spread to his brain and by his stomach, so now he has tumors there too. it had spread to his bones already before that. But now the tumors around his stomach are pushing on his stomach, making it very difficult for him to keep his food down. My mom said that they don't think he'll live another week.My mom and I visited him down in Arizona back in February, and he wasn't small, he had a lot of water weight and stuff. And now hearing he's lost 25 lbs since then.Ever since my mom told me he doesn't have long at all, family members have been calling non stop.Its so weird that they'll go to visit him when he's dying, but if he wasn't.They don't call, email. or anything.
Uncle & lung cancer
I'm so sorry it's so near the end now. Sometimes by this stage death is a release from suffering.
Don't be too hard on the family members. They are probably feeling guilty too. It's difficult to keep up with everyone, but even so they want to pay their respects and say goodbye - it's human.
i didn't even get to go.
part of me wanted to, but i wish my mom would of atleast asked me.
Really sorry to hear about your uncle. I've lost loved ones to lung cancer and its very sad. I get what you are saying about how families behave and I wish I understood it too.
I wouldn't be too bothered about what your family is doing- it happens in every family where this kind of tragedy occurs. Just be grateful that they're talking to him at all, but focus more on your uncle's happiness while he's still here.
My grandfather died of lung cancer almost exactly a year ago- very sad event, but the same thing happened with him too.
And don't be sad when it does happen- think of it as an end to his suffering, think of how happy he would be once it was over.
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A hack that does not leave or deteriorates.
Hacking up blood or rust-shaded sputum (spit or mucus)
Chest torment that is frequently more awful with profound breathing, hacking, or chuckling.
Weight reduction and loss of hunger.
Shortness of breath.
Feeling drained or frail.