Posted by: dolphin | 2009-07-15

Post Operative Surgery

Hi. My mum went for a major op about 4 years ago. she had a tumor in her pancreas removed and she was in ICU and her hospital stay was for 2 months.
After her recovery, she completely changed. she is very moody and anything just upsets her. She likes to be alone - pushes all the people that love her away by being nasty and mean. She does not want to accept that she has a problem and says that everyone else is at fault. She is completely paranoid and does not have a kind word for anyone. If she has to say anything to anyone, its done in a very harsh way.
If she is upset with someone(which is all the time) she can go for hours talking to herself ranting and raving. She sits all by herself till late at night watching tv. She wants control of everyone. We all have to do as she says. We have tried talking to her but to no avail.

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Dear Dolphin
She may be suffering from depression, especially if the diagnosis was that the tumour is cancerous. You are in a difficult situation because it sounds as if she does not listen to you. You may need to get someone like your minister or her doctor to talk to her and convince her to go for an evaluation for depression and or anxiety. There are medications that will help but she needs to cooperate to be helped.
Dr Bets

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