Thursday, February 3, 2011
Cancer Is Attacking My Mom!!!!!
Years ago my Uncle Kenny made this comment to me: "In our family it's not IF you get cancer BUT when you get cancer..." Even though Uncle Kenny is not a "blood relative" to my mom - His comment is true about ALL of our family..... Last Friday Mom received the call that Every woman is in fear of one day getting... The call telling her that the mass that was found in her mammogram is breast cancer. And I have to say this completely Sucks....
My dad passed away a couple of years ago - He had suffered from oral cancer and had his tongue removed - shortly after he lost his tongue -he developed congestive heart failure... My mom was his caregiver for several years - She helped him to clean out his tracheotomy tube (He could no longer eat) - She helped him feed himself through a stomach tube... She basically was his at home nurse... In addition to taking care of my dad - She worked full time at a doctor's office... She was a very busy lady and through all of it -She never complained... She never felt sorry for herself... I think she just accepted it and that was that.... Since my dad has been gone - She has taken ownership of her life - She is bursting out and is living her life on her terms.. It is a beautiful thing to watch.... She has:
Retired and is enjoying traveling
Decorated her house the way she likes it -
She is spending time with her daughters and grand kids -
She accepted Christ into her heart.
She is an active participant in Bible studies and church activities.
She goes to the movies with me and we laugh ourselves silly..
She has had many hardships physically since she took over her life... She was diagnosed with diabetes... Her pelvic is cracked (no idea how or why) and she has a hard time keeping up with the activities that she wants to do... And NOW - she has been hit with yet another zinger... Breast Cancer... My questions is this - "Why is all this medical crap hitting her just when she was getting her life the way she wanted it?" I am so mad about this... If anyone deserves a bit of happiness it's my mom... I have no doubt that she will kick cancer's butt... She will continue to be full of laughter, wisdom, and will always be a lady... I just wish this did not have to happen.... I want her to have a life full of rainbows and lollipops like Leslie Gore described so many years ago....
So Here's To My Mom - A woman who I love... Who I admire.. Who I respect and Who I know will kick cancer's ASS.... Love you Mom!