Monday, October 6, 2008

Update - By Cara

My mom came out of surgery at 1:30ish this afternoon. She had to have two lymphnodes (they do not think they were cancerous, it was a precaution only) and two lumps removed, but as of now, the doctor believes that they removed all the cancer, although more tests are probably going to have to be run to ensure this. They're still going to have to do radiation and chemo treatments, but in the words of Charlie Brown, "Life is easier if we just dread one day at a time." : )

Thank you for all of your support and prayers, this has been a difficult and stressful time in my family, and you have been a wonderful network for my mom to lean on. I'm sure that she will need you guys even more in the months to come.

- Cara

15 comments:

Stuart Peel said...

Please send her my love.

Stu x

Mikey said...

Thank you for the update Cara, we appreciate that. She is in our prayers and I'm glad she came out of surgery ok. I hope she has a speedy recovery and comes back to us soon!

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Oh Cara... thank goodness. Thank goodness it wasn't in the nodes (fingers crossed) and thank goodness you posted an update. I was going a bit queer wondering what was happening. (There are those who might argue that I was already rather odd, but luckily most of them live a long way from you!).

Sending another virtual hug (you can translate that for me into a real one!).

:-)
BB

PS Tell her we miss her acerbic wit!

Hal Johnson said...

Thanks a bunch for the update, Cara.

jeanie said...

Thank you Cara - please believe that we, as her blog family, want to extend our support to all of those who love Deb.

rhubarbwhine said...

Thanks for the update, Cara. I raise my morning cupaa to her, and am sure she is composing blog posts in her head even in hospital. That woman is amazing.

Portia said...

Thanks for the update Cara.

Hopefully she will have some hospital stories to tell. With you mom's sense of humor, I'm sure they'll be great stories.

Speedy recovery!

steviewren said...

Thank you Cara for thinking about us when you have many more important things to do. I'm so thankful that the docs think they got it all. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Dear Deb
Absolutely wonderful news – really!! It sounds like the best outcome it could have been. So far girl, so good. With only 2 nodes removed, your chances of lymphoedema are remote. Keep up the good work. This was my first visit on the computer this morning as have been thinking of you yesterday and today and wondering what eventuated. Thanks, Cara for the update.
Sounds like you have a great team with you Deb.
Love to y’all Barb

Lavinia said...

Our thoughts, our prayers, our fingers tapping on the keyboard...are all there for your mom. May Christ bestow His blessings to your whole family at this time.

Scotty said...

Thanks heaps for the update, Cara - pass on my best wishes to your Mom.

Debbie said...

Thanks for that, Cara, we were all waiting to hear how she was. Send her my best wishes for a speedy recovery, and tell her we're all thinking of her.

Mary Paddock said...

Thanks Cara.

'Looking forward to reading about her experiences there!

Stevyn Colgan said...

And we'll be here for her. x

MuseSwings said...

Cara - thank you so much for the update!This sounds like wonderful news! Debby probably has a lot more to (not) look forward to, as far as treatment, but this is hugely optimistic news!!! I'll kee[p praying!
Cynthia