I am so sorry to have been gone so long. I have one lone card in my folder to share... sigh
I am home in Calgary, for at least a few weeks. The news on Mom has not been good at all... she has Stage IV cancer of the submandibular gland which has spread to the throat, jaw, mouth and at least 2 lymph nodes. She was admitted on Friday so that she could have a feeding tube inserted as she will either be getting surgery to remove her lower right jaw or her jaw will eventually break.... not to mention the issues with the cancer in the throat making it increasingly more difficult to swallow.
After a chat with Mom and my sisters, it was decided that I would head home today... my husband drove out to Regina on Friday with the boyz as my Mom wanted to see them... and I came home with them today. Heather will have to head home in a few weeks and I will head back to Regina at that time.
Mom should be discharged tomorrow (Tuesday) and has a bone scan scheduled for Wednesday and then a CT on Thursday morning and a meeting with the surgeon from the cancer clinic on Thursday afternoon.
The prognosis is not good at all... This cancer is too far spread to be curable. Right now, we are deciding on the best course of action to keep Mom as comfortable as possible.
There have been a lot of tears shed.... I am about 3 seconds away from crying at any moment in the day.
Mom has decided that she will not cry about it anymore. She doesn't want to die, but she's come to terms with it. She will live the rest of her days the best she can.
I'm so proud of her for that attitude... I can't imagine how difficult it would be.... I hope that I stop crying one of these days... or at least feel like I can breathe without wanting to cry.
If anyone would like to send my Mom a card to brighten her day, I know she would appreciate it. She is also a card maker and always loves to get beautiful creations in the mail. If you'd like to, please EMAIL ME for her address.
Thanks for letting me ramble.... I'll post again with a card.