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hairygrape | 21:58 Tue 24th Aug 2010 | Family
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My mother-in-law required a blood transfusion recently after being diagnosed with severe iron-deficiency anaemia.She was advised to undergo a laparoscopy examination of the gut to eliminate the possibility of a tumour in the large intestine. During the laparoscopy, a biopsy was taken from the upper colon.
She's had a follow up appointment and was told by the consultant that the tumour was cancerous. He wants her to have a CT and/or MRI scan to give them a better idea of the size and position of the tumour. This will be followed by surgery to remove the affected part of the bowel.
The consultant said he's removed hundreds of these tumours with negligible effect for the patient as was very optimistic of the outcome.
My wife is terrified about this and can't think straight and I'm not much better. My mother-in-law is coming to our home tomorrow and I just don't know what to say to her. How do you deal with this situation? Also, whilst I've read on the internet that the prognosis is optimistic for this type of cancer, I'm feeling very guilty about trying to reassure my wife about it in case the worse happens.

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My brother died of cancer 13 yrs ago. I can understand to a certain extent how you are both feeling right now. Firstly may I say think positive, there is honestly no point in doing otherwise. Please remember man is not what he thinks he is, but what he thinks, he is. Whichever way you both think will rub off on each other. If you both think negative you will be miserable and depressed. Best way to deal with this is, straight away think of what is the worst that can happen. Deal with how you will deal with that, then put that thought away forever and think/know that only the best will happen. You will both start to feel much better and rather quickly too!!
To deal with the stress youn are both feeling I recommend you start and end every day with a glass of aloe vera juice. The best drink of this kind is Aloe Gel by Forever Living. As this is not available in shops you need to know a distributor for the company. If you don't know a distributor you may, if you wish, join the company through a web site I will give you. This will cost nothing and will permit you to buy the drink direct from the company and at wholesale price, saving you 30% off the retail price. www.frankwoodsflp.myflpbiz.com I really do hope I was of some help to you . My phone number, should you wish to contact me, is +353 87 245 8910. My name is Frank and I'm in Dublin, Ireland. Best of luck to you both.

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