Her cancer is back, or did it ever even leave?

@AmbiePam (46926)
United States
December 14, 2007 7:19pm CST
A few of you responded to my discussion yesterday about my power outage, so you may know it is taking time to catch up on all my e-mails, including the notifications from MyLot. More of you might remember my discussion on my Aunt Ruth over a month ago. She had colon cancer, and had some of her colon removed, along with her ovaries. They were very convinced they had gotten it all. Chemo was supposed to start this week. Well, in catching up with my e-mail, my Aunt Lana let me know my Aunt Ruth had had a mammogram, sort of a precaution before the final chemo plans. Well, they found a mass on her breast. So Monday she has to go have that removed, along with some gall stones. I assume the latter is unrelated, but then again, I don't know. With the weather how it is, her daughter can't be with her, but my Aunt Joyce and her husband are staying with her because their own power has not been restored yet. So they will stay with her, but also be the ones to take her to the hospital Monday and everything. If she recovers OK, she will then have chemo every two weeks for a sixth month period. They will give her 5 types of chemo. Of course there are some more details, but I won't go into that. I just wanted to update everyone and ask for their prayers. This time of the year is hard on her because she misses her husband (he died 10 years ago, she is in her late fifties). But we will make sure she is not alone. And she knows she is loved. Thanks everyone!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I am so sorry that your Aunt Ruth has to have another operation. She is going through so much and to top it off, missing her husband. I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I remember when my grandma was having her heart surgery how helpful people from mylot were. All the prayers she got sure helped. They will help your aunt too.:)
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Yes, the prayers will help. Is your grandma continuing to be OK?
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
15 Dec 07
She is doing pretty good. She is walking without help, and taking care of herself. She takes 12 different medications, but over all she is doing better than anyone expected. Thanks so much for asking.:)
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I'm glad to hear she is up and around. That's the best way to keep healthy. Once a person is stationary for a long time, it seems that their health declines rapidly.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
16 Dec 07
So sorry to hear about the continuing cancer problems. Maybe the chemo will take care of it all. It will sure be tough on your aunt. She's lucky to have you for a niece, as she will need much caring, support and prayers for the duration of the treatment. You can count on my prayers as well.
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Thank you Karen!
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@pyewacket (44041)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Oh my heavens! What a set back to have thought all the cancer was gone only to be told it's somewhere else. Of course you have my prayers that all goes well, and I sincerely hope they get all the cancer out this time! (((hugs)))
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Thanks. I'll be sure and tell her she has many people she doesn't even know wishing her the best.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
15 Dec 07
I am so sorry to hear about what is happening with your aunt. I long to say something on the to lift your spirits at this time, but all I can think to say is pray.
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
15 Dec 07
It is a simple answer, but the best one. : )
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family. My husband's mom passed away a few years ago and I know this time of year can be hard enough on some people without having to endure illness too. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas too.
@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I think although it is sad to have a health problem, Christmas brings people together, so maybe during this crucial time she'll really feel everyone's support behind her.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I wondered why I haven't seen you in a while, I must have missed that discussion.. As for your Aunt Ruth, I am sorry to hear that she has cancer again, I will keep her in my prayers..
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
15 Dec 07
And I'll keep her in my prayers!
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I am so sorry to hear your aunt is still having difficulties and must undergo more treatment! There is no good time of year to get that news, but this period is especially bad. Seems like she's having more than her share of problems. I am glad she has a loving, caring family to be with her through this. That does mean a lot.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Amber I am so sorry about your aunt's having to deal with all these health issues now. I am glad she is not going through this alone, it means the world when you have some loved ones going with you. I remember that after all the surgeries (6 so far since my cancer diagnosis) & procedures, etc. I have gone through. When I went for my first Chemoembolization, I was TERRIFIED!! Truly terrified, I had never gone through anything like this. My hubby HAD to work, I was having it in New Orleans and I am from Mississippi, my daughter had to go to class (college) so she had to drop me off literally at the hosp. door and drive back to Miss. for school, I was all alone and was terrified. I knew my dad and step mom were goign to come at some point, they too were from Miss. and after all the waiting and prep time, just before they got started a nurse came in and said "dad's here, he's in the waiting room", I felt this peace and calm come over me and I was about 47 yrs. old at the time. Just be there for your aunt, even a phone call to reassure her will help her. But during the chemo, she will be very nauseous I am sure, wait til the sick part passes. I spent 3 days in the hosp. after my 1st chemoembo and for 3 days I puked, and wanted to be all alone and I was, no tv no nothing. I didn't want to eat, move or anything, just sleep. Merry Christmas to you my friend, and give your aunt my love.
@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
16 Dec 07
You're such a doll. How are YOU doing?
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@AmbiePam (46926)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I agree. When someone is ill I always think, how can I help? But unless I've been through it, I really wouldn't know. So I appreciate you and other sharing your experiences. : )