I lost my mom to breast cancer 6 weeks ago, my mom was only 40 years old
In June last year (aged 39) my mom found a lump, and after examinations and biopsies our worst nightmare became a reality.. We were told my mom had stage 3 triple negative breast cancer. We were told that my moms age was on her side and that with chemo and radio, following a mastectomy, she had a good fight ahead of her. Mom had a mastectomy almost immediately then began her course of 6 lots of FEC T chemo. She then had a 15 day course of radiotherapy.
We were all so proud of how far she had come, and she even went back to work. In January this year she had scans and was given the all clear (for now). However in march mom found a lump in her neck and after biopsies the doctors found the cancer was back but had spread to her lymph system, blood, spine, stomach, liver and lungs.
Although my mom was told it was incurable, she was told that people do live with this cancer for sometimes up to 15 years, so she remained optimistic.
Mom had another lot of chemotherapy however this time it had nasty side effects and mom had a serious nose bleed. From then my mom spent her remaining days in and out of hospital with three separate spouts of pneumonia.
When my mom was taken back into hospital on the Wednesday we all expected it was shortness of breath, she would have IVABX and return home.
On the Friday morning we were called in to hospital and after hours of suffering my mom peacefully passed away, having spent the last few breaths repeatedly telling me she loved me and that I was her best friend.
I am 22 years old and have been brought up by only my mother, as an only child.
Please someone help me through this, i literally feel heartbroken.
I can't see how this will ever get any better.