Here We Go Again

I wish this was a happier post.

I wish I was starting off the week with a “Weekend in Pictures”.

Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen this week.

I don’t have a ton of details at the moment but I’ll give you what I know….

Remember a couple of weeks ago when my mom broke her femur?  I thought it was kind of odd that she broke that part of her leg on a slip-n-fall.  Well…we now know the reason behind it.

Her cancer is back.

Not in a big way yet, but there is a tumor on the femur that broke, a tumor on her hip, and a tumor on her other leg.  At this point, we’re awaiting results to find out if they are malignant or not.

Basically, if these are tumors spawned from her previous bouts with cancer then radiation should easily (yeah…right) take care of them.

However, if these are new cancerous tumors then she’ll have to go through chemotherapy.

I’ve gone through this before.  The last time was last summer, but that was more of a scare than anything else.  Prior to that was with her brain tumor and because I had just split from my wife, I didn’t have anybody to talk to and I held it inside.  I nearly exploded and my life went into a downward spiral…though that eventually led to me blogging so I guess it’s not entirely a negative thing.

Anyway, the great thing for me is that I’ve got the most amazing woman in my life to help support me when I need it.  Sunshine has already told me that she’s there for me (even though it absolutely doesn’t need to be said…she’s just that amazing), but at this point I’m okay.  I figure there’s no reason to get too upset at this point…we’ll just wait and see what the doctors say on the 20th.

Of course, we’re also going to have to get another MRI done on her brain to see if her tumor is returning.  But that’s another story for another day, I suppose.

Thank god I’ve got this outlet, though.  For those who blog, you know just how therapeutic writing down your thoughts can be.  Sometimes things shouldn’t be published, sometimes they should. Between having a soul-mate and this blog, I think I’ll be able to work through anything that pops up into my head over the coming months.

So yeah…the moral of the story is that this sucks.  What a difference a weekend can make.

I love you mom. We'll get through this.

12 thoughts on “Here We Go Again

  1. Oh wow…I’m so sorry to hear that, however, I suppose, in a weird turn of events, it is *good* she had the break in the first place so they found the tumors early. I hope you get what I mean by that – God works in mysterious ways…and hopefully this DOES mean the radiation works swiftly! My prayers to your family as well (and wow, you and your mom look so alike, I love it).

  2. You and your family are in my prayers. And you’re so lucky to have Sunshine by your side as well.

    Cancer has been a menace in my family. So I know what you’re going through. Early this year we even had a scare with my oldest daughter, which resulted in an MRI – luckily it came back normal.

    I’m hoping for the best for all of you.

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