I am so sorry for your Mums diagnosis, I was diagnosed with stage 2b CC in May 2013 at the age of 37. My treatment was 28 radiotheraphy, 5 chemotheraphy (cisplatin) and 3 bracytheraphy. The treatment is hard but definately doable.
The bracytheraphy I had was highdose which I had at the end of my external radiotheraphy for 3 weeks. I was admitted onto a ward the night before treatment settled in each time and spoke to my oncologist, in the morning about 8am the anethatist came round and asked if I would like a spinal block or GA (I had both and would recommend the spinal as you have break threw pain with thr GA which is hard for them to control) At about 9am I would be taken to theatre, my lovely oncologist inserted the rods into my cervix (I didn't feel a thing) which took about 30 mins. At this point you are not allowed to move at all (apart from your head) as the rods must stay exactly in place, I would then be taken for a CT scan to check rods are in the correct place and then wheeled back onto the ward. By this time it was about 11am and the wait begain, the oncology team have to plain the treatment which takes a long time!! I would be collected and taken to the radiotheraphy suite at about 2pm for the treatment to begin, each time my treatment was between 20 and 28 minutes. the rods are connected to the radiotheraphy machine which is just a box really and all nurses leave the room ( you are given a buzzer and music is played so its not horrible) once finished my oncologist and nurses returned and removed the rods this could be a little painful but gas and air was available if required. I was then taken back to the ward and allowed to go home once I could walk unaided and empty my bladder (you are fitted with a catherter during treatment)
My treatment finished in August and I am so pleased to report I was given the wonderful news of no sign of diease in November 2013, I have since had a 3 month follow up appointment which has also been no sign of diease :)
I wish your Mum the very best and send big cyber hugs to you both, if you need any further information just let me know.