Thursday, April 04, 2013

cancer: update two

we've tipped the scales and are now more than halfway through my mom's cancer treatment. she has two more rounds of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiation left.

overall, i think she's been doing great. i mean, the fact that she even has cancer and is going through cancer treatment certainly sucks (a lot), but her fortitude is amazing, and we've been so blessed that the side effects she's experiencing are not worse than they are. thank you so much for your prayers and support.

also, thank goodness that before cancer she had never seen downton abbey; now she only has one episode left!

in other news:

**she had a PICC line put in to aid in administering the chemo as well as various blood tests.
**unfortunately, the chemo obliterates her white blood cells (a condition called chemotherapy induced neutropenia), so she is under a "house arrest" of sorts to reduce exposure to germs and diseases et al.
**she still manages to have more hair than opa d, and summer and afton continue to remind her daily how beautiful she is.

way to go, mom! keep on kicking big C's trash!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! We miss her so much here at work. I know she's going to beat this thing. So glad she has finally watched Downton Abbey. We tried to get her to watch it for a while before she left, but now I'm glad she waited.

- Danielle