I’ve spent the better part of the last 3 days crying.
Already wishing I had more time.
I thought we had more time.
I look at my kids and I can’t bear to tell them. There’s no way I can. So I’ll just tell them the bare minimum when I can do so without crying.
Last week my mom went to the ER for what they thought was a gall bladder issue. But, on Friday, she was diagnosed with metastatic (Stage 4) colon cancer.
At just 50 years old, the cancer has already spread to her liver with “too many tumors to count.” Surgery isn’t an option for her liver and she is starting chemo next week.
My mom is only 50 and I thought I had more time.
I will pray fervently that we do have more time, while simultaneously living as if we don’t- per doctors orders.
She will have 3 months of chemo and then they will re-evaluate.
This weekend will be the last weekend she spends with her grandkids before she starts chemo and we’re going to make the best of it.
In her true fashion, she asked her doctor if she could still drink wine. He said, “Of course! I’m not going to take that away from you!” So, she’s cleared for her precious Merlot.
The only restriction to her diet is that she can’t have sushi. Although the risk of getting a parasite is low, that’s not something she’ll want to tango with while in treatment.
I told the doctor, “Parasites & Merlot” would be the title of my next blog post. So here it is.
Maybe I’ll write a more typical blog post later on, but, for now, this is all that I can put together.
If you have any tips or advice for us as we start this battle with cancer, please share!
If you’d like to send my mom a card or gift, here is the address:
PO Box 1093
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Please pray for her. My kids need their crazy Nona to stick around a lot longer and so does the little girl below ❤️