My mother's diagnosis of CNS Lymphoma was the last
week of November, 2004. The tumor was not able to be removed due to
the location in the brain. My mother passed away January 16th 2005
due to a pulmonary embolism.
She had completed 3 out of 5 rounds of chemotherapy.
Her MRI results had shown a great reduction in the size of the tumor
only after her second round. My mother was not able to walk due to the
location of the tumor which caused blood clots to form and spread to
her lungs. The doctors quickly inserted a "Trapease" into
her main artery to stop the spread of other clots to her lungs or
This was about one week ago which was too late to save
her life. I just wanted other patients like my mother to be aware of
what is needed to prevent blood clots while under chemotherapy. My
family and I are devastated by the loss of my mother.
Thank you for reading my story.