Sue’s Story

Site created on August 26, 2020

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Journal entry by Ashley Hansen

Just realized we haven’t updated everyone in a while!  Mom and Dad have been in Las Vegas for two weeks.  Post-surgery has been an unexpectedly difficult journey to navigate and go through.  There’s the emotional struggle of “being cancer free” and the expectation of how those words alone should make you feel vs the daily battle of how you actually feel.  We never thought the “recovery” from surgery would be this difficult, it has brought on some of the hardest symptoms to manage and just been the hardest thing to go through overall.  On one hand, our days are no longer filled with appointments, virtual visits and blood draws, but on the other...there is more time to reflect upon what life used to look like...and what it looks like now and what we expected life to look like now.

Mom is currently dealing with pure exhaustion, dizziness, difficulty tolerating more than 2 bites of bland food, nausea, zero energy, and the emotional toll it takes when one wants to “do something” but can’t.

“And though our pain is real, deep, and sometimes overwhelming, God is strong and able to lift us out of the deepest pit”

“This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life” Psalm 119:50 NKJV

In the midst of a couple of pretty bad days, Mom suddenly got a little bit of energy and we were able to go to the nursery and pick out some flowers.

Unfortunately, this is the recovery.  We wish we could say something different.  The road is long, but Mom is handling it better than any one of us ever would.

Prayer requests:

  • Strength, physical and emotional, for Mom
  • Food tolerance so Mom can get the nutrients she needs
  • For My Dad, Moms greatest advocate.
  • For Ash and Jen, Moms “support staff”, a title we take very seriously, the least we can do for someone that always took such amazing care of us.


Love you all, not a day goes by where one of us doesn’t bring up all the love that has been poured out to us.

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