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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!

18 comments:

  1. Your Mom sounds like an amazing woman. She will kick it! I'll pray for her.

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  2. I'm so sorry. You're mom sounds like a true superstar in life!! I will pray for her and all of you. Please let her know that I'm thinking of her and sending good healing thoughts her way. Love to you.

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  3. Your mom is in my thoughts! Here's hoping for the best!!!

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  4. I just want to yell bad words! I have a lovely friend who is fighting bc too and it makes me sooooo mad!

    I hope your mom kicks it to the curb and flips it the bird as she walks away!

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  5. I am thinking good thoughts for all of you.

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  6. I'm so sorry! I know this is hard...believe me I know, and with her amazing strength so far, I am positive you are correct in saying she will kick it's ass.
    Your mom is in my prayers!

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  7. I'm so sorry you've had this bad news in your family. Your mom sounds like the ultimate fighter, and determination and a positive attitude is a great asset in adversity. Here's to kicking the a** of that nasty cancer.

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  8. I am so sorry. Please know that your mom and your family are in my prayers!!!!

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  9. Cancer is not always a death sentence, my mom had it and lived for 16 years after she was diagnosed. I wish your mom the best. Continue to spend time with her and cherish every moment.

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  10. I'll say an extra prayer for you mom tonight. Breast cancer is not like it use to be in that there are many advances in treatment. Keep us informed about her progress.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear this! Saying a prayer.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about your mom.Just keep strong for you and your mom. My thoughts are with you!

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  13. My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. I think it was 25 years ago, too. She had a double mastectomy and that was that. I will be saying a prayer for your family.

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  14. So sorry to hear this! I'll be praying for you and your mother.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear this! It's the same for my family...not if when.


    She sounds like a stronge lady!

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  16. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments. I'm sorry your mom is going through this. I fought breast cancer and kicked it's ass!! I went through surgery, chemo, and radiation. I got my health problems backwards. I had breast cancer first and then diabetes. I will keep your mom in my prayers and please make sure your sister and you both get tested!!! Also don't take hormone replacements as I took premarin for years and the Oncologist said it didn't cause my cancer but it "fed" it. I am now following your blog.
    God Bless you all!

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  18. I just read your post about your mom's surgery and then read this post. New follower, but it doesn't seem the time to ask for a follow back. I'm a licensed real estate agent, so good luck on the test. Great time to get into real estate since it can only get better ;0)
    laura

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