Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tough as Nails

That's my Mom. She came through the surgery with flying colors and is doing great. The uterus, ovaries, and the lining over the colon (the omentum) was removed. There was a tumor in the right ovary and in the omentum. She also has countless tiny tumors in her abdomen that the chemo will deal with. We are hoping she will come home in a couple or three days. She will not be able to stay by herself and we are trying to work out some kind of rotation in our family since we all work and must continue to try to work through all of this. When my Dad was going through all this, I was only working part time and could stay more than anyone else. Not the case this time. But my niece is off for the summer before college starts and she will be helpful. And LeLe will be able to take a turn now and then as well.

We are all exhausted but keep on doing what we must. I came home yesterday afternoon at about 6:30 and after eating a bite, fell asleep on the couch. I then got up and went to bed at about 8:30, sleeping through the night. I hope I'm caught up and will be in better shape today. My back has been an issue but I try to sit as much as possible. My sister gave me an impromptu massage the other day and it helped so much, that I plan to make an appointment with a local massage therapist as soon as I'm able.

I must try to work more this week than I did last, and we have to figure out how to work that. As well as Mom is doing, it shouldn't be so hard to leave her for periods of time. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. They are obviously working since Mom is doing so well.


Sooz said...

Praying for you all. I know this is such a hard situation. If you need anything please ask us and we would be more than glad to help where we can.

Anonymous said...

We are praying. I am so glad she came the surgery well. I know it is a long road ahead but God will be with you.
I pray for strength and wisdom for all of you in the days ahead.