Special time with my mum
My wonderful mum, aged 45 was originally diagnosed with bile duct cancer in January 2014, after experiencing back pain and jaundice. She had a whipples procedure (an operation in which they remove part of the pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, bile duct and part of the stomach) which was followed up with 6 months of chemotherapy and she was given the all clear in December 2014. In January this year came the devastating news that the cancer had returned at stage 4 - it had spread to the liver and the lung and was inoperable and incurable. Our only hope was chemotherapy to try and shrink/ control the tumours for as long as possible. Unfortunately this was short lived as the chemotherapy was so intense it has caused nerve damage to the stomach which has stopped it from functioning properly. As a result of this the doctors have advised against further chemotherapy treatment as they think the cancer is too aggressive, so it would hugely impact her quality of life. After a post CT scan unfortunately the tumours had either slightly increased or had no change at all. Due to not being able to have any further chemotherapy treatments they have told us there is nothing more they can do for my mum, and to try and spend the rest of whatever time she has left doing things she wanted to do. I am absolutely heartbroken, I am an only child and my mum is my absolute best friend in the world and having already lost 3 other family members to this dreadful disease I am terrified of losing her too. I would like to raise some money so that we can do some nice things together and make memories. I know that most people struggle financially these days but anything you can spare would be hugely appreciated and would allow us to make some nice memories. Thankyou very much.