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What's been going on

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I thought I would share with everyone what has been going on in my life so they will understand why I have not been very active. Most of you know already, but my mom was diagnosed in August with Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer. While there is no hope of a cure they are treating her with chemo and it has improved her overall health tremendously. When she came to live with me at the end of August she could hardly walk and needed help getting up and down. After the 1st chemo treatment she could not stand on her own and needed help with every aspect of her life. Now she is walking around with a walker, gets up and down on her own and is able to take care of most of her needs. Her Dr. is optimistic about her prognosis and feels she will have several months with a good quality of life. It is enough, without the treatment they felt she had perhaps a month! That was 2 months ago. We plan on enjoying the time she has with us and are not dwelling on what the future holds. It is just good that she can be with us and gets a chance to enjoy her great grand-daughter!!

Speaking of grand-daughters, I thought I would include a couple of pictures:
GG and her Great Grandma!

GG for Halloween!

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  • CACOLE58
    Subscribing to your blog for support!
    2168 days ago
    Thinking of you emoticon
    2228 days ago
    What a wonderful thing to do....caring for your mom! This can't be an easy thing to do....bless you! emoticon
    2238 days ago
  • JAK106
    Hi emoticon ,
    I'm very sorry to hear about your Mom, but happy she is doing so much better. She looks wonderful and happy in the photo. Enjoy this time together, and remember to take care of yourself also. The baby is precious! I can't believe how much she's grown.
    2271 days ago
    What great photos, Frannie! Thanks for sharing this update. I'm so glad that your mom is doing better with treatment and that you have this precious time with her.

    Hugs and prayers,
    2271 days ago
    emoticon I know how difficult it can be to take care of another person under the best of circumstances, let alone this diagnosis. I am happy she is doing better. The pictures are precious. Take care of you, too!
    2271 days ago
  • JWARD199
    Thanks for posting the update. She really does look happy with the baby. Good luck to you and your family. Enjoy your time together. I lost both of my parents to cancer years ago, and I cherish every minute we had together.
    2272 days ago
    I hope she keeps responding to treatments and has a wonderful Thanksgiving & Christmas with the family.
    She and the baby both look so happy!

    2272 days ago
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