Saturday, April 10, 2010

dot dot dot...

So, yeah, maybe that last post wasn't so much a comma...

So here's where we're at. My mom had a stroke because she has breast cancer. She's had changes in her breast for two years, and because my mother, bless her heart, is the kind of person who figures if she just keeps going, everything will be fine, it's now decidedly not fine.

Yeah, yeah. I concede that her daughter may have a bit of that "just keep going" trait as well...

So, she had another small stroke last night, went back by ambulance, and is tonight in the ICU. She's actually doing fine, they can just monitor her blood pressure better in there than on the floor. We'll see what the recommendations are tomorrow...

And then there's the cancer we have to deal with.

Did I mention that my aunt in NC was also diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year? I spend a lot of time dealing with that, too, although she's been doing really well lately. I'm hoping my mom will see that and feel better about what's coming.

Which is giant and huge and awful. But, if we just keep moving...

Meanwhile, I'm going to go get a mammo as soon as they'll let me.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not going to comment as you folks are all hurting enough---and you do not need me to add to the pile of facts you already know about.

BUT BUT BUT---- GOOD GRIEF

I have breast cancer-----it was stage 2 entering into stage 3. And I constantly was watching and paying attention to my body. It came quick. NOTHING IS AWFUL that will come now---CAUSE THE ALTERNATIVE is worse.

Voice of experience is speaking.

GET A MAMMO EVERY YEAR ---DO INDIVIDUAL CHECK UPS DURING
EVERY "SHOWER" and on and on.

Appreciate your sharing this news as now give encouraging comments and "tidbits"

Take care---Carol

Danielle said...

You are all in my prayers.
Do you mind sharing your mom's prognosis?

Becca said...

oh crap! hug from Alaska