Ponte wrote:3 days? Fuck. That's fucking awful.
thechubbyone wrote:Grandma in law has just been diagnosed with cancer of unknown primary origin which as far as I can tell, certainly in her case, means it's pretty much everywhere. I saw her 2/3 weeks ago and she looked a bit under the weather but went to visit her in hospital (she's been in about a week) on Saturday and could easily have walked straight past her, she's changed that much. Looked about 2 stone lighter, really sunken cheeks and just seemed generally pretty frail and confused. Should probably count myself lucky that I've got to my 30s without having to see anyone deteriorate so quickly, but it's sad and terrifying in equal measure.
Those that know - is it usual for the doctors not to put a time frame on these things? They've said they won't be doing any treatment and given her rate of deterioration in the last couple of weeks I can't really see her living beyond a few months, but it's all been left up in the air.
thechubbyone wrote:The whole thing has made me feel very strongly about euthanasia. The charade of keeping someone comfortable while you basically allow them to die just feels futile and distressing for everyone involved.
Phil LUFC wrote:thechubbyone wrote:The whole thing has made me feel very strongly about euthanasia. The charade of keeping someone comfortable while you basically allow them to die just feels futile and distressing for everyone involved.
This, definitely this. The Mrs lost her Nanna around a year ago following a stroke (left her unable to speak or control one side of her body), she hung on for over a week after they stopped feeding her. Anyone's guess how aware she was of the constant bedside vigil or whether there was enough of her left to understand what was being said. Each family member has their own take on that for their own reasons but in general it just seemed all wrong - over 4 days of "could be any moment now".
Dale White wrote:My best mates wife died last night, less than a week after being diagnosed.
Ponte wrote:Missus' dad has just had some results. Lung cancer that has spread to his liver, bones and elsewhere. Given a few months at best.
Strange atmosphere here, they don't have a close relationship. He was never around for her or her sister much, divorced from her mother.
She just feels strange about it.
Life's odd at times.
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