Thursday, January 06, 2005

this is all going to be okay..........

I've been either at mom's or on the phone with her every day and the change in her is amazing. She actually sounds like herself again. Her voice that was scratchy and shaky after the surgery is back to normal and she's no longer gasping for breath.
And she laughs.........

She'll be starting chemo soon but we don't talk about it much.
Before her surgery, a representative from the hospital asked her permission to save the tissue they removed for research purposes. Mom agreed.
She told me that if they can learn something from her, and help other women, then this is all going to be okay.

Maybe they will learn something that will affect her grandchildren someday.........


Blogger Der Tommissar said...

Rock on! I'll keep both of you in my prayers. I lost my dad what will be 10 years this March to lymphoma. Don't stop fighting.

12:36 AM, January 07, 2005  

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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.