Tuesday, November 11, 2008

[ an update... ]

Alright, here's a much needed update about my Mom, I wanted to wait to post about it until we had all the information and now we do, so here it is... The two tumors that were found ended up being smaller than they had originally thought and the rate at which they are growing is fairly slow, so it's not an aggressive type of cancer, it's actually the most common type, which is a good thing! We also found out that the lymph node that looked suspicious was not cancerous, which means it hasn't spread. Lastly... yesterday my Mom got the results back from the CT scan that they did to see if it was anywhere else in her body and the results were negative! The cancer has not spread... GREAT NEWS! My Mom will be going in for surgery tomorrow and the bad news is that she'll have to have a mastectomy. So there are more positive things than negative, however having a mastectomy is obviously a big deal, so all we can do at this point is be supportive and helpful in any way we can and focus on the positive.

However there are moments every day, I find that the world seems to stop as my heart truly aches for my Mom. What she is going through and will have to face tomorrow is something no woman should ever have to do. I am grateful that she is a fighter which means that she WILL get through this! Although, it's so hard to hear someone talk about their experience fighting breast cancer, but your emotions are definitely amplified and different when it comes to talking about your own Mom having to fight this horrible monster of a disease. Luckily we're all fighting it together as a family and WE WILL CONQUER IT! Thanks again for all your support, I have definitely felt the peace and calming influence of your thoughts and prayers this past week.


etreiersen said...

Hi Amy, It's yoour old roommate from Greenbrier #24 Trisha (Clark) Reiersen. I found your blog in Laura's blog. I am so sorry to hear about your mother's health problems. I remember we were living together the first time she was diagnosed with cancer. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff and Kayci Bitton said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! (There is always bad that comes with the good) I was reminded of Pres. Monson's talk Enjoying the Journey or Finding Joy in the Journey, today. I hope that through this trial you and your family will be able to find the joy in this journey!! Love ya!

The Lords said...

Our prayers are with your mom! Let us know if there is anything that we can do.

Amy said...

Hi Trisha! Wow, it's been a long time! I'm glad you found my blog and would love to see yours if you want! Let me know so we can be blogging buddies! So it'll be 7 years in January that my Mom was diagnosed the first time, it's just too bad that this is all happening again! I appreciate your thought and prayers, they are very much needed!

Kayci, thanks for reminding me to find joy in the journey, I think with the good news we've heard so far, that it's our joy that things aren't much worse!

And Emmalee, I also appreciate your prayers and willingness to help. The thoughts and prayers are perfect for right now! :) Thanks!

etreiersen said...

Sorry, I thought you could click on my blog. The address is http://www.ettreiersen.blogspot.com