Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Life is what happens when your Making Plans
A few weeks ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although it has been what I have been thinking about constantly since hearing I haven't talked about it much with anyone outside of my family. It seems surreal. My mom just retired after decades of teaching and in the last year alone she has had eight surgeries. She was in "perfect" health at the time she retired and had lots of plans to travel, relax, visit her favorite daughter in Colorado and enjoy life. Ironic. She has been aggressive so far with the cancer and we are optimistic. She has had two lumpectomies in the last week and the surgeon feels that he got all the cancer. She will wait about a month to heal from the surgeries before starting chemo. I'm taking Sadie and heading to Utah for a few days to visit and hopefully we can do some fun things to get her mind off it. My mom is a strong woman, she worries about everyone else and not herself. Hopefully the chemo and radiation will get rid of anything that might be lingering and she can get back to her plans. Love you mom.