Monday, March 29, 2010

A Roller Coaster Named "Cancer."

Several years back, my mother-in-law discovered she had breast cancer. She was able to have the mass removed, had radiation and got on with her life. She would go back for her regular checkups and they would clear her for another year.

Until this year... Mr. Cancer decided to show it's ugly face once again. This time in the other breast. OK. The mass was removed. No problem. She will just have another round of radiation. It worked last time just fine.

WRONG. Because this time there were cancer cells found in the lymph nodes. UGH! They decide she will have to have chemo. OK. We will deal with it...

WRONG. A test was sent off that said it wasn't bad enough to have to undergo the stress of chemo and that radiation should do the trick... Praise the Lord!

WAIT. She just had another scan and test run. They found a spot on her liver. It is a small spot and they have no idea, YET, what the spot is... she goes tomorrow for more tests.

I feel like we are on a roller coaster ride. Up and down, in and out, highs and lows... Radiation, radiation and chemo, radiation, undecided... Please keep this precious woman in your prayers. I am so proud of her, for she has remained upbeat, but unfortunately with every turn and swerve and different things doctors say, well it is hard not to worry and fear the unknown.

Tomorrow she goes for more testing to see what the spot on the liver is. It could be ANYTHING. We are keeping the faith and staying positive.

Thanks Friends!

Prayers and blessings...

16 comments:

Jules said...

Cancer has a way of doing that to a family. Stay strong...and pray.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Hopefully it isn't cancer. I hate cancer. I'll be praying... Our family has been through this routine so many times and now our pastor is going through it as well.

He & Me + 3 said...

I for sure will keep her in my prayers.

Bridget said...

I will keep her in my prayers.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dear Friend,

My prayers will be said for your dear mother-in-law. My grandmother, who is no longer with us, had cancer. My sweet sister just found out in December that she has rare for of Cancer and just went for her second Chemo treatment today. It's a tough thing to go through not only for your precious mother-in-law, but for her loved ones as well.

I'm praying dear one.

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Kristin said...

I hope it turns out to be okay. My best friend's mom is going through chemo right now too, b/c it was in her lymph nodes. I sure wish they could find a cure for this!!! I will keep her in my prayers.

Angie said...

We will be praying for the family while you go through this trial. Keep us posted.

We've been on a little vacation. Saw Jim-dad today! I'm finally back to a computer and am catching up on the blogworld. Thanks for sharing 'The Day is Dawning'. I've never heard it before. It was absolutely beautiful!

I pray you feel God's loving arms giving you a big hug today!

Love you, Mich!
Angie

~*Michelle*~ said...

Praying Praying Praying.....

remember.....God is still in the miracle business!!!

Jim said...

Sis,
Got her covered! Give her our best!

Jim-Dad

P.S. - Are you comin' this week?

Gretchen said...

Prayed right now. So sorry. This is sucky. Thank God for God. xxxooo

New Every Morning said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry. Praying, dear one!

Heart2Heart said...

Mich,

As one who came through my own circumstances and now lies in the recovery process I am hoping that all is well with your MIL and that you will keep us posted. One can never have too much prayer.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Barbara said...

I am so sorry, and keeping your MIL in my prayers, we had dealt with the old demon our self here, hugs Barbara

Amber said...

Cancer sucks.

And I know that's a "bad" word, but that's how I feel about it.

That's all.

Praying for Mrs. G.

Love you much.

Rachel said...

We are 4 years since my husband was diagnosed with cancer. I can truly tell you that it is a roller coaster. I can also tell you that the Lord is good...even through it all.

Continue to look to Him. I will pray for your family.

Blessings,
Rachel

S and J said...

We are praying for her!!
Love you guys!