My mom is currently in a 13 month long rehab program to treat her alcoholism. She was just diagnosed with stage IIIA breast cancer a few weeks ago.
She undergoes her first round of chemo tomorrow. My fear is that she will abuse the prescription painkillers they will give her for pain after the chemo. She was also diagnosed with the beginning stages of cirrhosis of the liver before entering rehab.
Will the chemo further damage her liver?
I’m so worried that she won’t stay sober during this very difficult time. Cancer is hard enough, but dealing with it while recovering from addiction I fear will be too much for her.