Holly Williams

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. As many of you know my mom, Holly, was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer on October 23. What was thought to be surgery to remove her ovary and Fallopian tube ended in 3 words that no one wants to hear, “you have cancer.” Being the nurse daughter that I am, I wouldn’t be able to sleep without getting her a second opinion. Normal feelings of anger and sadness riddled through both my sister and my body. Hoping that potentially they could be wrong, that what they saw wasn’t actually cancer. But that wasn’t the case. October 25 we met with an amazing gyn onc from Jefferson who my mom ultimately decided to switch her care to. Wednesday November 7 my mom will be going in for a total hysterectomy. She will be hospitalized roughly 3-5 days depending on how surgery goes, complications, etc. Game plan after that is to have a port placed roughly 3 weeks later and then a week after that start chemotherapy. Right now Dr. Richard is thinning chemo will be one round every 3 weeks for 6-7 rounds but we won’t know for sure until he gets in there and visualizes everything. So many people have been asking what they can do for my mom. She’s an amazing woman. Literally the kindest, classiest, epitome of a lady. She would give anyone the shirt off her back and now is our Time to show her the same care and love she’s given us. Meals are great BUT her fridge in her apartment is minuscule so she doesn’t have a ton of storage. Right now the plan is the keep her in her apartment if she can continue to care for herself and feels comfortable there. We are always looking for volunteers to go spend time with her and possibly sleep over especially after the hysterectomy so that she’s never alone. If this is something you feel you are willing/able to do contact my sister or I. If anyone needs to get into contact with me my number is 609-213-8788. I don’t always answer because I work night shift so sometimes I am sleeping. Honestly your best bet with me is to text... but I do return calls if you leave a voicemail. My sister is 609-605-2431. As we know she’s pretty pregnant and feeling pretty overwhelmed at times with her 2 little ones. I am taking intermittent FMLA from work so I can be there for my mom
Whenever she needs support while still providing for my family. This last year has been a really tough one for our family with blow after blow, so if anything at all please pray for us. We love you all and cannot thank you enough for the amount of kindness and compassion and LOVE you’ve all shown us during the darkest days of our lives. We know our mom is a fighter with the proper mindset. Plus she has 5 about to be 6 grand babies who need their Gammy more than anything in the entire world. I will be updating throughout her journey. 

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