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Over the river and thru the woods, To grandma’s house we go…

Posted in Real Life with tags , , , on September 3, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

So a couple weeks ago I wrote a post about my Mom called On A Serious Note… I didn’t even think to follow up on it and for those that care, I apologize.

During my Mom’s surgery they discovered cancer cells & she was diagnosed with Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among American women and the fifth leading cause of cancer death. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 20,180 women will be diagnosed with the cancer. About 15,310 will die from it.

They have removed my Mom’s ovaries and her omentum (yah I know, I never heard of it before either, google it, it’s fascinating).  She stayed in the hospital a few days and both my sisters are there with her, as well as my Pops. As soon as she heals from this surgery, she’ll need gall bladder surgery. We think they have gotten all the cancer out, but she’ll still need chemo.

This weekend we’ll be driving up there (actually starting tonight) to visit with her & see all my siblings (it’s been 6 years). It’s a long drive with two kids, so if you’d like to donate tylenol, red vines, vodka. Please hollar! kiddin’


On a serious note…

Posted in Real Life with tags , , , on August 25, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

I mentioned on plurk a couple weeks ago that my Mom is having health issues. They found a growth on each of her ovaries and also found she had gall stones. Now the gall stones could potentially be serious but not nearly as serious as the growths if left untreated. One of my sisters flew out there last week to be there with my Mom for tests & the surgery consultation. My oldest sister was on stand-by to fly out for the actual surgery. They originally thought the growths were approximately the size of a golf ball or even as big as a cantaloupe.

After today’s consultation & looking over the tests, scans & results, they have determined that one of the growths is more likely the size of a ripe watermelon. They’ve scheduled her surgery for tomorrow. I can’t be there for the surgery but I’m glad to know my sisters will be.

My birthday is on September 20th and Hawks has decided that the best gift he can give me is a 13 hour trip to my Mom’s. Is there any questions on why I love this man? I will be there Labor Day weekend to help as much as I can while she is recovering along side my older sister & possibly my brother.

I wrote this post because I felt I needed to talk about it. My Mom & I are very close & have only gotten closer over the past 2 years. I’m not ready to lose her so please keep her in your prayers tonight that her surgery is easy peasy & she recovers quickly & without complications. Thanks