Tuesday, May 12

Update on mom...kind of.

I drove into Abilene late last night and was able to help mom out through the night. She's doing much better today, not in a lot of pain, just tired and a little uncomfortable.
The doctor called this morning and confirmed that the tumors were cancerous, however, he could not be any more specific. He told my dad yesterday that they would send the tumors for testing and the results would be back in 2-3 days. So, when he called this morning I was really anxious to hear the results and a little impressed that the tests had come back so quickly. Instead, he said they needed to conduct further testing at their "other" lab in Dallas and that we wouldn't know those results until Monday or Tuesday of next week.
I'm trying to patient but it's really hard. I am not by nature a patient person. I'm trying to stay positive, but that's really hard too. Mom, on the other hand seems to be very peaceful and calm about everything. I know that is a huge blessing. Thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement and I'll update when I know more.

Monday, May 11

Prayers Please

Over a month ago, my mom noticed a mass under her arm that was bothering her. She ignored it at first but then realized she should make an appointment with the doctor. She was finally fit in about a week and a half ago and her regular doctor referred her to a specialist. She saw that specialist last Thursday and he scheduled her for surgery today. She will go in at about 3pm today and have the mass removed and then tested. The results should be in within the next couple of days.
Please pray for her strength and for her spirits to stay positive. I know this is a fairly routine procedure but I am still anxious...mainly for the results.