Friday, December 21, 2007

"It's curable."

A quick post--

Mixed news from mom's path report. Most important to note first is the surgeon said "it's curable." So that was a relief. However, there was a tiny bit of cancer in 2 lymph nodes, and they are a bit concerned the tumor was too close to the bladder wall so she does have to have chemo. But again, it is curable. She is ready to take it on and doesn't seem one bit scared. The other interesting thing is that the surgeon said when she returns for her week follow up that they will think about the next surgery--to get rid of the colostomy. We were surprised at that because he sort implied that she may not want to do it, since it is a pretty tough operation. What he didn't know is she is a tough bird--is only taking regular Tylenol since her surgery--so that impressed hiim I am sure! Sister Sue and I, plus mom and dad, are feeling ok about all this. Just glad they didn't say it was grave or anyting. I am relieved.

Please pray for Ava. She and her family need all our faith in a higher power as I write this.

I need to run now. Count your blessings, please.



Anonymous said...

So happy you got good news about your mom. I am counting the many blessings that are in my life as I say extra prayers for Little Ava and her family. Have a Merry Christmas!

Beth A.

Michelle Asmus said...

"It's curable." Those are great words to hear!!

It is hard to believe it is Christmas already. SO MUCH has happened this year. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and continuing to remind us to count our blessings.

Merry Christmas!

~Lori said...

wonderful news! What a relief to hear! I am so happy that your family got their Christmas miracle.
Let's keep praying that Ava will get hers too! Merry Christmas!

Much love & prayers,

Lori Baxter