I thought about posting the details from our FUN, FUN trip to Island Park, but it just doesn’t seem relevant right now.
There are few stranger things than spending the day wondering and waiting to find out if your mom has cancer! I never thought I would have to put that word in the same sentence as someone I love! But, this is where we’re at.
Mom has been sick for just about 2 years (can you imagine being sick for that long? I complain about all this morning sickness, but it will pass and certainly is not life-threatening) and it has been guessing game after guessing game to attempt to diagnose her condition. About 6 months ago, we thought we had figured it out. Many of her original symptoms had disappeared and she was getting strong again; we were so excited – as was she to be on the mend!! And then she took a turn for the worse and started developing even worse symptoms…….it has not been fun to watch her suffer!
We were all very hopeful that after the BIG biopsy today we would know immediately! The mystery continues! It is possible she still has lymphoma just in the cells that are trickier to diagnose; also possible she has another lymphatic disease. Either way sounds like the treatment would be chemo. We should know more in a day or two. They were able to drain 1 1/2 liters of fluid from her lungs so now she should be able to breath.
Dad is very, very stressed and while talking to him we could tell he was not all the way there. He had just been let into ICU to see her and the details he was giving were hard to follow, but I think we got the basic story. Hopefully we’ll be able to go visit her tomorrow! For now, we wait…….as we have for so many months now!