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Cancer sucks... Drew90 Due December 28; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7386 posts
May 4th '17

My MIL was just diagnosed with stomach cancer a couple weeks ago.  She saw her specialist yesterday and they also found 3 spots on her liver...  They told her she is either stage 3 or 4 and it may be inoperable. She starts chemo in a week and a half.  They told her that she may only have 1-3 years left.... My MIL is one of the sweetest women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.  She's only been in my life for 4 years and I'm not ready to say goodbye yet =( I keep telling myself that people have beat the odds before, and she's such a strong lady, and that she can beat this.  But in the other hand we also have to be realistic and I don't think I can handle this.  =(

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13466 posts
May 4th '17

Hugs mama! So many prayers that she does beat this! I agree cancer sucks!

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48284 posts
May 4th '17

Quoting mrs.white8389: 
tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48284 posts
May 4th '17

I'm so sorry. News like this is never easy. I'm so glad you have a good relationship with her and can offer her comfort and support no matter which way her journey takes her. Good luck to her!

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
May 4th '17
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... that's helpful.  Shy

OP I'm sorry :( that's so hard.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48284 posts
May 4th '17

Quoting mrs.white8389: 


Alrighty then, you will prob be modded.

Make a separate post if you want to share. OP is looking for support.

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10689 posts
May 4th '17


This forum is a protected forum. 

anna_allover Due April 3; 1 child; 1 angel baby; United States 866 posts
May 4th '17

I'm so sorry OP. Ive been there. Lost my FIL to esophageal cancer 4 days before DS was born. He was the parent I never had. While his outcome wasn't what we had hoped, there is ALWAYS hope. Being realistic and accepting of the circumstances helps prepare you for the worst, but try to maintain optimism. I took comfort in doing things to try to help him. Ex: making a cozy blanket for his hospital stays and cannabis infused oils to help with his pain. I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but know that if you need someone to talk to you can always PM me. It's hard to have someone to talk to when it's an in-law because you can't always talk about YOUR own pain about the situation while trying to be strong for your significant other. I'm sending all the positive and healing vibes towards your family. *hugs*

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
May 4th '17

Tough :/ cancer sucks! Hopefully she beats the odds and gets the opportunity to share more years with you and your girls! Lots of hugs. 

my MIL is having surgery next week, and I'm nervous about it as well. 

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
May 4th '17

Im so sorry. I do want to offer some positive thoughts. I beat cancer and so did my mother who had pancreatic. Its tough. It sucks but sometimes miracles happen. Stay positive but be prepared for the worst. I offer her so many good waves and hope she feels as good as she can. 

Drew90 Due December 28; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7386 posts
May 4th '17

Thank you to everyone for the positivity on this post.  (Thankfully I didn't see the other persons comments) 
. Our whole family is really having a tough time with this and trying to stay optimistic and be realistic at the same time.  She has an mri scheduled on Monday ( which is also the day my youngest goes to the eye specialist to see whether or not she's gonna need surgery. )  so we should know more about her options for treatment on Monday.  If her liver is indeed compromised,  they are not going to do the surgery on her stomach because its very extensive, and the liver cancer would be terminal ...  So her doctor (and her)  just want to focus on her quality of life