Monday, January 18, 2010

Praying, hoping, and wishing

Now that everyone has been contacted, I guess it's ok to announce that my mother has cancer. She was diagnosed last Tuesday and it has been a whirlwind to say the least. Tuesday she was diagnosed with some form of Lymphoma. Thursday she saw the oncologist and Friday she went to the oncologist again for a bone marrow biopsy that wasn't successful, and then later that day we went to the ENT to schedule a lymph node biopsy. Because the dr wasn't able to get through her bone to extract marrow for a biopsy I'm taking her to an orthopedic surgeon today to have him do it at the hospital. She will have 2 surgeries on Wednesday one for the lymph node and the other for the bone marrow biopsy. Then Friday she goes for a full body cat scan and the following Friday she will have her PET scan. It's going to be a busy next few weeks until we get all of the information and she can start treatment.

I'm praying it's good news and that this aggressive cancer has not traveled to other places besides her neck. I'm also praying that it is Lymphoma and not Non Hodgkins Lymphoma as that is harder to treat. Please keep my family in your prayers, we need all the help we can get right now.


Supermom said...

I will be praying for your family.

Melissa said...

Thank you Michelle, I appreciate it!