My friends supported me
Seeing her go through this chemotherapy was heart breaking.
She lost weight rapidly and her hair too. She would sleep a lot but still she refused to let anyone do anything for her so she would get her own drinks and make her own food, no matter how much anyone said they would do it for her. This round of chemotherapy however, did not make her as sick as most do, so we would often go shopping and go to the movies, which meant I was able to spend more time with her.
After this round of chemotherapy was finished the doctors ran some tests and told her the cancer had gone into remission.
About a month later her stomach started to bloat and she was in a lot of pain so my mum was taken to the hospital where she was told that she had fluid build up in her stomach and the cancer had come back. My mum went through another round of chemotherapy which consisted of her going to the hospital once a week. This round of chemotherapy caused her to be really tired and ill a couple of hours later and usually the next couple of days, but we could still go out to the movies sometimes when she felt better.
After the chemotherapy had finished the doctors ran tests and told her that it had not worked and the cancer was stronger than ever and there was nothing else they could do.
After this my mum slowly started dying, the fluid came back and she couldn't eat. She had a 24 hour pump inserted into her stomach that was injecting her with painkillers and the palliative care came once a day to refill it. My mum slowly lost her ability to move and talk because she had lost muscle density and her brain was slowly shutting down. About a month later my mum was moved from our house to the Gawler Hospital and about nine days later she passed away on November 25, 2010. I found it hard while she was slowly dying to concentrate on school and keep good grades and especially after she passed away but with the support of my friends and especially CanTeen I have been able to get through this so thankyou guys, I love you all.