Monday, May 07, 2007

Bad News

Thanks to all those that commented and emailed about my mother. She's recuperating from her surgery well, but the bad news came late last week. The cancer has spread to her lymph nodes so she'll be undergoing eight weeks of chemotherapy starting immediately.

She's having the treatments in Birmingham so it's less than a four hour drive from here to see her where my folks are staying in Alabama. My folks live in their RV full time and usually summer all over the place and winter in the Arizona/Nevada area. Before they moved into their RV full time they lived in Alabama and their doctors are all in the Birmingham area.

When I visited her last week she looked very healthy and was in very good spirits, but that was before they lymphoma diagnosis. She was a registered nurse for nearly 30 years so she knows what she's up against. She's always been very tough, people generally know better than to mess with her. She's extremely opinionated (yes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree) and not at all shy about sharing her views with you.

She has not aged well, due to some family diseases that I've never even heard of before her diagnoses. One so rare that a Mayo Clinic study could only examine her family members for the study of the deficiency of anti-thrombins. The other is called Pick's Disease which her older sister died of last Tuesday.

Like I said, she's tough. I expect her to do well in her recovery of this.

7 comments:

Daddy said...

Best wishes to the entire family.

SirFWALGMan said...

Best wishes.

leathej1 said...

Yes, I got the impression that your mom has the iron will of the family, with you running a close second. This won't be easy, but she has the strength to do this. Give my regards, will you?

actyper said...

Best wishes to your mother and the rest of your family.

StB said...

Saying a prayer for your mother and family.

TripJax said...

Keep us posted duggles...thinking of you and yours...

Veneno said...

Thinking of you and your family. Best wishes..