mdm S is 55 years & i'd say has more than her fair share of life's travails.
6 years ago, she had a kidney removed because it wasn't functioning. could be a result of hypertension, which she has had for several years.
last year, she developed a tumour in her remaining kidney. attempts were made to remove the tumour while preserving the rest of the kidney but that failed. on top of that, she bled a day after surgery & had to go for an emergency exploration to remove the bleeding kidney, ie. she underwent 2 surgeries in as many days. she survived & because both kidneys had been removed, is now dependent on haemodialysis 3 times a week.
today she came back, with yet another tumour - this time in one of her lungs. it could be a recurrence (called a secondary) from the previous kidney tumour. again she had major surgery - had her chest opened to remove the lump.
the surgery was fraught with difficulties from the word "go." the pre-op preparation took almost 2 hours, the lung bled throughout, her blood pressure & oxygen saturation dropped. it was most unfortunate that, because the tumour was adherent to a major blood vessel, it couldn't be resected completely without damaging the blood vessel.
no, that's not how much time she has - that's the extent i think my life has shortened today.
mdm S came out of surgery after 5 hours, very much alive. so perhaps, 3 months is a small price to pay.