Sunday, April 10, 2005

I'm not sure how I will get through this. I am still taking one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time.

Mom's condition is steadily declining. We have called in a new specialist who will see her early tomorrow, and try to pinpoint what exactly the problem is.

So far she has seen several doctors. They have all had differing opinions. While they are all trying to get on the same page, mom is slowly fading away....


Blogger Laurie said...

God bless you guys. Don't lose faith though. I've had very ill relatives who turned around when something simple was discovered that was adding to their problems instead of helping them. It could be a drug reaction or something so subtle all the doctors are missing it. Not that I have to tell you this but, just keep praying.

12:36 PM, April 10, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

Please know that there are total strangers out here, rooting for you and your mom.

And please try to look after yourself, as well as your mom, through this rocky time.

You and your mom are in my thoughts and I wish the best for both of you.

7:16 PM, April 10, 2005  
Anonymous Louise said...

My love goes out to you and your mom. This is a difficult time, I know. Remember that as Spike said, there are many of us rooting for your mom. I hope this offers some consolation, however small. Take care of yourself.

7:59 PM, April 10, 2005  
Anonymous Rae said...

I will be thinking of you and your mother. I'm glad that she has you to stay by her side. Take care of you, too.

11:03 PM, April 10, 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.