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.

8 comments:

Katie M. said...

I am sorry to hear about your mom. We will have to keep her in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you all the best!

becca said...

I'm so sorry, Adrienne. You and she are in our prayers.

Angela said...

I am so sad about your mom! Having a wonderful daughter like you must be such a blessing for her - seeing you and your sweet baby girl will be a jolt of life and healing. Have a great trip!

Meredith said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom Adrienne. I'm am glad that you are able to go out and spend time with her. Please let me know if you need any help with your kids while you are gone. You are in our prayers.

TJ said...

Wait are you the favorite? I am confused...HA HA

Susan said...

Love ya!

The Buckingham Family said...

Thinking of you Adrienne. Sorry it has taken me a bit to see this post! : (
Hang in there...
~Natalie

Hansen said...

I hope things go well for Leann! I mean Mrs. Honeycutt (my typing teacher!) I think Kaysha owes her life to your mom, letting her pass and graduate and all. Give her my love!