Thursday, December 17, 2009

F. U. Breast Cancer!

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What is hopefully the worst part of my mom's breast cancer is behind us. Her mastectomy was successful on Tuesday and the cancer

has not spread to her lymph nodes!!

She has truly been more amazing then I ever even knew. The only pain medicine she's taking is Tylenol, not even prescription Tylenol!

She spent Tuesday night in the hospital and came home yesterday. I went over and helped her take her first shower today.

She does not need any chemo & we find out on Friday if she will have to have any radiation.

This has brought my parents closer together and also our family as a whole.

My gastroparesis is still in full swing, leaving me with literally no appetite. 30 lbs. gone in 3 weeks. All of those times I was dieting, feeling so overweight (about 50 lbs. when this started) and I wished to just not be hungry, well I've learned to be careful what you wish for, lol! Some days all I can force down for the whole day is a yogurt and a handful of crackers.

I'm struggling to find foods I can force down and also with with *icky detail to follow* constant diarrhea, but today I was able to eat more than usual and I bought some Ensure drinks to try to keep my calorie count up. (Just typing the words "keep my calorie count up" is so weird for someone who has struggled with being overweight!)

There are so many of you who have been there for me and my mom with notes, cards, prayers...I am amazed and blessed and she is so surprised at the kindness that my blog readers have shown her. She has never read my blog (probably a good thing!) & her and my dad say they "just don't get the whole blog thing", but are thankful and greatful for the many of you who sent cards and prayers.

I could never have known, when I started this blog, the kind of love and support I would find here, but I am thankful for it every day. I have survived many dark days knowing that you are out there.


Diane said...

this is so AWESOME about your mom!!!!!

as for you, missy...! we gotta get you better! even still, you are sounding pretty good, considering everything that's going on.

can you drink milk? carnation instant breakfasts taste way better than ensure, imo. i have to drink those to keep my calories up too.

i've missed you! SOOOO much!


Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

That is great news about your Mom. I will continue to pray for her and for you. I hope you find some relief soon. That is an awful way to lose weigh.

He & Me + 3 said...

Wonderful news Pam! I hope that she doesn't need any chemo or radiation. God is good. I hope that you feel better. Try bread...bagels from panera are always good to choke down:) Hugs, Mimi

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Awesome news about your mom, and I'm so glad you're home too. Just praying you'll soon feel better enough to eat again.

I struggle with my weight too, and then about two years ago I was going through a hard time and lost a ton of weight in a relatively short period of time. Unfortunately, though, it didn't stay off. Once things got better and life was good again, I wound up putting it all back on and then some.

slommler said...

Oh that is great news about your mom!! My mom is a breast cancer years now! I am so excited about your mom!! And you dear one...we gotta get some food down you. I think that Carnation breakfast idea is a good one! Give that a go.
Prayers continue for you all!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear the good outcome for your Mom. My mother-in-law battled breast cancer last year and she had to do the works. It really took a lot out of her. But today she is cancer free! Keep your spirits up and your faith strong!

Kerri said...

YAY!!!!!!! OH my GOSH that is awesome to hear about your mom! NO chemo! That's just fantastic!!
Now YOU, young lady, need to concentrateon YOUR health...I'm sure the stress of your mom didn't help, but now she is going to be just fine!! Praise God! Continued prayers heading your way!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Incredible news hun!

Big bloggy hugs and you know I love you!!

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