Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Okay, first the good news...The ENT doesn't think the tumor on the tonsil is cancer. He thinks it's a sinus that's dropped?

The bad news. The liver biopsy showed it was breast cancer that's spread. They think that's what's on the lung, too. The one on the lung is right on top of a coronary artery and no surgeon will touch it. Not that they think surgery would do any good on either tumor. She still has to meet with the oncologist, but the surgeon/breast cancer specialist today used phrases such as:

"quality of life"
"not much to do"

I asked mom if we're talking weeks, months, years and she said definitely not years. They're thinking about chemotherapy, but only if the pros will outweigh the cons and there's going to be a significant change in outcome.

I.am.completely.devastated. Please keep us in your prayers.

On a knitting note, I'm about 2 cm away from the sleeve shaping of a simple sweater for Adelaide. I'll post pics when I get a chance.


Blogger Tori said...

I'm So Sorry! I lost my Mom to cancer that sounds very similar to your Mom's case (places it had spread and recommended treatment). I know you are in a different place going through the thick of it, but hope I can be of some help. The most striking thing for me is the memories of her do not fade one bit. (it's been 15 years). I remember how she was, things she'd say, facial expressions, EVERYTHING. Somehow I was afraid I'd lose this. We talked to her and asked her to let us help her. We (my brother, sister and I) were with her so much and the bond between all of us only got stronger. Of course if I could have her here now I would, but also feel blessed we had the time with her we did and that we could all be together during and for the end. My thoughts are with you and your famly. Tori

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 6:24:00 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

i was at church and put your mom and family on "the list" can you hadle 200 extra prayers ;) thinking of you....

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 2:31:00 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Saying prayers for you and your family.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005 7:50:00 AM  

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