While in the hospital for a stroke, my 82 yo mom was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She does not know.
my mom recently had a stroke that robbed her of her eye sight. while in the hospital Dr discovered several masses in both lungs. Never a smoker but did have R kidney removed 5 yrs ago due to clear cell cancer. Dr talked to her about more tests to determine type and stage but she refused. I told the dr I thought she was too confussed at the time to understand what was going on but he disagreed. After weeks of rehab she is now at my house and she does NOT know anything about the cancer ! Does not even remember being in the hospital. She is so fragile right now and very depressed about her eye sight,my heart breaks for her. I am not sure if I should tell her about the lung cancer or not. Dr has said he will talk to her about it or not. kind of leaving it up to me to decide. I just don't know what to do. She is getting so much stronger with hard work after the stroke but is so depressed. Seems to be feeling ok with the exception of extreme fatigue and occasional wheezing. So confused on telling her or not !!!