Saturday, July 07, 2007

Best Case Scenario

Thank you for all of the emails sending your thoughts and prayers to my Mother and I as she had surgery for the removal of cancer yesterday. I appreciate your thoughts so very much.

Last night the surgeon gave Dad and I the news. It was better than we dared think; I guess a part of me thought it would be the worse case, then I would be prepared. The surgeon told us last month that she would lose a large amount of blood, that he would be removing any organ that showed cancer, that it could be in her colon, liver and stomach. Well, good news. Well, the bad news I suppose is yes, there was still cancer in her abdomen and her pelvic region, even after we went through this three years ago. Flippin' ovarian cancer. It's chronic. It's horrible. However, upon removal of over 150 lymph nodes, it doesn't look as if the cancer had permeated any organs. He left all of her organs intact and she didn't lose any blood. The surgery was an agonizing 4 hour affair, but she came out better than expected. Thank You God.

It was wonderful to be in her room last night when she finally opened her eyes. I gave her a big smile and told her she still had all of her organs. The cancer was only found in your lymph nodes! (Who ever thought that would be considered a GOOD thing?) She gave a big smile and lost about 10 years in her face. Fabulous.

So, after a week of recovery at Mayo, she'll head on home to begin the rotten course of chemo, again. But hey, it may give her another three or more years. So, chemo is then, a good thing.

Thank you again for all of your well wishes. Again, I appreciate it more than you know.

As for me...I'm off to Rochester..


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your mom seems to be doing good. I will continue to pray for her and your family

Runner Susan said...

My thoughts are with you all.