Pat and Bee's Life

At the speed of crazy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

An Update On Mom - 12FEB12

I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for mom's cancer.

We found out last week that she has no visible cancer in her body currently. All the imaging came back clean. What's on her lungs isn't cancer, and frankly, we're not worried about what it is right now.

So the 6 cycles of chemo (Carboplatin/taxol) will be "prevantative" against any microscopic cancer cells currently floating through her body, as one lymph node on both sides came back as positive for cancer cells when they removed them during her surgery, January 13th.

We start chemo this Thursday, February 16th, 2 days after her birthday.

I have not been this excited to hear the words "cancer treatment" since about 12 years ago, and even then, radiation for a severely indolent form of non-hodgkins lymphoma is a breeze compared to chemo!

I could not be more humbled by the outpouring of support from co-workers, friends, and family than the last few weeks. It has been a struggle to get up the energy to drive to San Diego - but you do what you have to do, and Pat has been nothing short of the most amazing man on earth through all this.

Thank you all for your continued love, support, and shoulders to cry on (Mo and Amy have been just ROCKS through all this!!!). We've got a few months to go, but we're on the right track, and hopefully will have few complications, and an AWESOME party to celebrate when we're through!

Love you all!