Friday, April 15, 2005

much better...

Mom made it through the surgery without any complications. She woke up a few hours after and was talking to us and everything was great.

The next day we thought we were losing her... She had two IV lines, a tube in her nose into her stomach and blood infusing.

The next day she was a little better. The day after that was like she turned a corner and was doing great. It was an amazing transformation.

Sis and I spent many nights sleeping in the chair in her room so dad could go home and get some sleep.

She's starting to eat liquids now and they're staying down. The doctors say she may be going home next week...

She's bound and determined to beat this thing....


Anonymous Louise said...

Your mom sounds like qutie the fighter. I am happy to hear she made it through the surgery, adn she is starting to do better. Here's to hoping she goes home next week!

Always thinking of you and your mom. Take care.

1:27 AM, April 16, 2005  
Anonymous Jo said...

I hope that your Mum continues to regain her strength and is back home with you and your family soon!

12:29 PM, April 17, 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.