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1/15/2016 Latest post:
In the spring of 2015 my mom started on a spiritual/physical journey called "Fight Club". It was then that she noticed some leg pain and began having some gynecological issues which eventually led her to seek medical attention. After months of Drs appointments and tests my mom ended up having a hysterectomy in October. It was at her 6 week follow up appointment that my mom mentioned some hip pain that she was having and her doctor sent her for an x-Ray and ct scan. She immediately let my mom know that she did see something on her scans and that she wanted to send her to either an oncologist or an orthopedic surgeon. An oncologist was chosen, Dr Kio, (to rule out cancer) and that is where her weeks of tests and scans really began.
On Friday, January 8th, Dr Kio called my mom and let her know that she does have lymphoma. He scheduled her a PET scan for the following Monday and an appointment with him to go over the results. It was then that we were informed that she has stage 4 non-hodgekins lymphoma. Her scan showed cancer in the lymph nodes, bones and muscles of her hips, neck and upper and lower spine. The following days were a bit of a whirlwind with processing the news, doing more tests and scans, getting a port put in and starting chemo.
My mom was put on morphine at her appointment on Monday as well as other new meds which has left her feeling very nauseas and sleepy. Tuesday and Wednesday were very rough days physically and emotionally but specific prayers were answered on Thursday when my mom made it all day without any throwing up! Emotionally she has been so strong, which can only be a reflection of her beautiful faith and trust in the Lord, but when she is vomiting, the stupid evil one puts little thoughts of doubt and defeat in her head.
Today, Friday the 15th, my mom started her chemo. She woke up looking better than she has in weeks. We got to hear her infectious laugh again and she is currently hooked up and receiving her first dose of chemo. The doctor said this should take around 6 hours and this is scheduled for every 3 weeks for 6 rounds of treatment.
Our family cannot thank you guys enough for the overwhelming amount of love and prayers that you have poured over my mom and our family. We have seen and felt Gods hand carrying us all and we look forward to the day that the cancer is gone and my mom is healed and we can use this journey to share of God's faithfulness and do nothing but bring Him glory!!!! My mom has felt bad about not being able to respond to all of her texts and messages, but please know that she is reading them and appreciates your thoughtfulness, she just needs to rest.
Since I do not live in town, and sadly I will not be with my mom as often as I would like, my sister Keara and I will still do our bests to keep this page up to date with any new information or specific prayer requests for my mom.
Again, thank you all for your support and prayers. Continue to pray for complete healing and glory be to God!!!