So sorry to hear about
your mother's suffering, I hope they figure out something for her soon. I would not think 70 is too old for surgery, and it is a cure...
My mother is in the hospital, too, she had a small brain tumor removed yesterday. It was actually not serious, it was right along the outside membranes and not cancerous. She is 78! But very strong, and a former nurse so she knew what to expect. The nausea from painkillers is the worst for her.
AND my dad is in another hospital, he has heart disease and became severely anemic and has been given about
4 pints of blood in the last few days. He was admitted two days before my mother's surgery was scheduled. Geez.
Just sharing a little, this has been a wild holiday weekend for me too! Didn't mean to hijack your post!
Anyway, your mother is not really that old, 70 is the new 50!! The nausea is a horrible feeling, I'm sure she is anxious to get on the road to recovery.
Keep in touch
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.