... 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!