Monday, December 20, 2004

pray...............

I should be getting ready to leave. Sis and I have a hotel room the same place mom and dad are staying tonight.

The surgery is scheduled for early tomorrow morning. Because we are in a different time zone, we would have to leave at 3 am to get there in time. It will just be better to spend the night there.

I haven't packed, I haven't showered, I haven't eaten.... I haven't done Christmas shopping....
I'm trying to not think about that. We may be spending Christmas this year at a hospital........

Dad called awhile ago and gave me directions to the hotel. He said mom seemed to be doing fine.He doesn't sound fine.

I keep thinking that this may not be cancer. Even though the symptoms are there. Even though that damn tumor is there.....

Tomorrow will come, they will do the surgery and say, "Good news! It was a benign tumor! It's gone and everything is fine!" It just would not make sense for my mom to have cancer. She has never smoked, drank, or done drugs.. She has always watched her diet and taken vitamins. Up until a couple of months ago she worked out three times a week. I could never go on walks with her because she could walk so much farther and faster than me. It would not make any sense at all for her to be sick.

I believe in the power of prayer- and I have said so many prayers in the last two weeks. Please God don't take her. I'm not ready to be without her yet.

If you pray, please say one for my mom.......................

5 Comments:

Blogger Dot Bar said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for your mom's healing. I'm sure many people are.

4:42 PM, December 22, 2004  
Blogger Karass said...

I hope that everything turns out fine.

5:44 PM, December 22, 2004  
Blogger Brian Patton said...

You and your family have my best wishes.

6:41 PM, December 22, 2004  
Blogger SweetKali said...

The candle is lit and the prayer has begun...hang tight, O.K.

8:04 PM, December 22, 2004  
Blogger angela marie said...

I found you because you found me. I feel like it was maybe meant to be. (That rhymes, but it wasn't supposed to...)

I have alot of experience in this area, so if you need support, even from someone you really don't know, you got it.

I realize that as I am posting this, you already know the outcome of your Mom's surgery. I'm hoping for the best. Please know that I am praying for you, your Dad, your sister, and your Mom.

9:28 PM, December 22, 2004  

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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.

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