Wednesday, July 14, 2010

No walk n the park ...

... it's been 2 really tough months! I'll go back to the beginning. Each New Year I always say "This is going to be MY year!"  Nothing spectacular has happened ... my years haven't been bad, but no great shakes! This year I said nothing.  I consciously said nothing, hoping that I might win the lotto, or win "Who wants to be a Millionaire ... let's see what the year brings!

Hm! It wasn't playing! May, Stacey's father (my ex husband) was diagnosed with cancer! Huge shock, massive stress for my girl.  It hurt me that at 22 she had to deal with the trauma.  We had no sooner accepted and got used to the idea, when one of our closest friends was diagnosed with neuro-endocrine cancer - one of the most rare! We promised them we would fight  this horrible disease together.  Little did I know how "together" we would be!  My precious Mother was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue 3 weeks ago ...

We have been from one specialist to another, and finally today we have a way forward.  Mom starts radiation next week, and chemo the week after.  We have an oncologist specialising in radiation and one for chemo.  Both special and kind in their own way.  We spent today having tests done, additional CT scans, sonars, x-rays and building relationships with nursing staff we will get to know really well over the next 8 weeks.  I thank God for light at the end of the tunnel! My SIL asked if there is anything specific she can pray for ... I requested healing, strength and perhaps some patience!  We're in for a rough time - to quote our Professor "this is NOT going to be a walk in the park!" But we're thankful for hope and for the love and support we've had from everyone!

And on a lighter side ... I'm back!  Its good to be online and share with my amazing blogging buddies!
xx

10 comments:

Riley Kai said...

Oh sweet friend. How I know this road you are on and wish you were not traveling it. If I can offer any advice, it is try to find some peace and happiness so that you will look back on this time with some fond memories. I can also tell you that although cancer is an ugly monster, God is bigger. He designed our bodies in miraculous ways. Stress is harmful and feeds cancer cells. I have so much I want to say to you, but more over I wish I could just give you and Stacy a big hug! Please let me know if I can do anything... And of course, we will be praying for healing, peace and joyful memories!

Jeanette said...

(((HUGS))) my friend.

Love Bears All Things said...

Wow! My Mama always said these things come in 3s and she's right..I know you have a lot on your plate right now but don't forget to take care of yourself in the midst of it all...In the meantime, we're here for you.
Mama Bear

Firefly said...

Its good to have you back. I'm not going to get all deep and stuff, but will say that you are in my thoughts. I hope all will be well and just remember, there is still about 6 monyhs left for it to become your year.

Marcelle said...

Janet u have really had a tough year my friend, big cyber hug to you as I know this cant be easy at all.
This year started off with me being diagnosed with MS as well...

Hayley said...

Oh Janet...I am so sorry to hear this! Thinking of you and your whole family!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my word....you have been hit hard. I'm thinking of you and all of YOURS. ♥

Avril said...

Big big hugs to you (.. and keep warm !)

Rebecca Louise. said...

I can't even begin to describe how awful and unfair this is for everyone involved. I hope everything works out for them all...there is fantastic medicine out there. :)

I think this will be the year to test your strength and togetherness. I have every faith your being a huge support :)

pam said...

I am just getting caught up and feel so sad to read this. Know that you and your mom are in my thoughts. I will be praying for you during this difficult time.

xox