|Mom and me at Fireside|
Mom is doing well and has been getting along fine this year other than a few aches and pains here and there. Unfortunately, we had some grave news this week about my cousin Heather. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer a couple of years after mom. The scenario was the same - with no cancer history in the family Heather's diagnosis was not immediate. Once Heather was officially diagnosed, she had two large tumors in her abdomen and not a lot of time. After surgery and large rounds of hard core chemo it seemed like things were manageable, until a few months ago.
Heather went into emergency surgery on Wednesday as she was having major intestine blockage from tumor growth. The surgeons opened her up to take a look and determined that the tumors were too aggressive. Lesions had grown into tumors in other places. The outlook for Heather is not good and there are no words to say that is going to make everything all right. Many many prayers are needed for Heather and her family.
In the world of cancer, things happen so fast. I do not take that for granted, however I know that the force of prayer can do amazing things, and I hope that in Heather's case it will. It worked for Demara (cousin) and it HAS to work for Heather too. Hope and prayers.