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Thursday, February 17, 2005

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My mom had blood tests yesterday and an ultrasound today. The doctor called her in to her office. It was bad news. She has a large growth on one of her ovaries. At least they think it is one of her ovaries. The doctor said she believe it is cancer. (I refuse to capitalize that awful word.) She is scheduled for surgery next Thursday unless they can get her in sooner.
I am not really registering. Boy-W is playing and laughing at Angus. Girl-N is sick on the couch with pneumonia with a fever of 39.5C. Is life supposed to continue on as normal? I pray to God this will not become a journal about Mom's journey battle with cancer. I would say journey but shouldn't a journey be a positive and enlightening experience?
This sort of thing happens to other families. Not ours. We have a close-knit, loving and supportive family. Everyone helps one another and we have always been there for each other. My brother, sister and I get along and often all end up at my mom and dad's on a Sunday afternoon. I don't know what else to say. I am just hoping, praying and believing that the doctor is wrong.


Blogger Jezzy said...

I'm so sorry to read that. I hope things work out okay.

8:56 p.m.  
Blogger Megan E. Pratt said...

My mom has had cancer about 4 times now. Each time it's a new journey and in the end- she laughs at it. Heck, we all do. Not that it's funny- but just that she has overcome it before, what would make the next time so difficult?
It's a hard journey, but she'll get through it.

9:31 p.m.  
Blogger Blessed75 said...

My mother is a three time cancer survivor - my Aunt survived it a few years ago. I know what you're going through to an extent. I'm keeping you in my prayers and know that you can email me anytime you need too. I read a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers. There is a passage in there that's dated 2/17. I actually have used this particular entry when I am down. I'll post it in the next comment - maybe it will help you. Hang in there sweetie - Hugs, Nikki

6:47 a.m.  
Blogger Blessed75 said...

Arise and eat
—1 Kings 19:5
The angel in this passage did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scriptures to him, or do anything remarkable. He simply told Elijah to do a very ordinary thing, that is, to get up and eat. If we were never depressed, we would not be alive—only material things don’t suffer depression. If human beings were not capable of depression, we would have no capacity for happiness and exaltation. There are things in life that are designed to depress us; for example, things that are associated with death. Whenever you examine yourself, always take into account your capacity for depression.

When the Spirit of God comes to us, He does not give us glorious visions, but He tells us to do the most ordinary things imaginable. Depression tends to turn us away from the everyday things of God’s creation. But whenever God steps in, His inspiration is to do the most natural, simple things-things we would never have imagined God was in, but as we do them we find Him there. The inspiration that comes to us in this way is an initiative against depression. But we must take the first step and do it in the inspiration of God. If, however, we do something simply to overcome our depression, we will only deepen it. But when the Spirit of God leads us instinctively to do something, the moment we do it the depression is gone. As soon as we arise and obey, we enter a higher plane of life.

6:47 a.m.  
Blogger David said...

I am so sorry to read this. But I am glad they found it and scheduled surgery so soon. It is a struggle to watch our parents face illness that we canot control - I did it for both. Keep your strength up to be able to help them.

Will keep you in thoughts and prayers.
David (txoceanlover)

6:56 a.m.  

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