Venting

Aug. 12th, 2012 12:28 am
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I need to vent, so please excuse me.

My aunt has emphysema and advanced pulmonary fibrosis, which means that she has scar tissue in her lungs. Since pulmonary fibrosis is a secondary illness and since my aunt has smoked since she was a teenager, it is possible that the PF is a side effect of the emphysema. Either way, she needs to quit smoking. She wants to live to see her oldest granddaughter graduate from high school in the spring.

My mom's younger brother was diagnosed with throat cancer Thursday. It goes from the back of his tongue down into his throat on both sides and it's touching one of his tonsils. They could remove it now, but it would require removing so much tissue that he'd never be able to eat through his mouth again. The ENT has recommended chemo and radiation but has told my uncle's ex(she took him to the doctor) that there is a chance that the chemo and radiation won't work. As it is, if he does chemo, they are going to insert a tube into his stomach so that he can ingest liquified food through a tube. He's getting a second opinion but it doesn't look good.

I seriously wish that it was May and my family was looking forward to Charleston because the latter half of this year has really sucked.

Thanks for reading(if anyone is).
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