I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of my RWOP friends for your prayers, both for my niece Lily and my mother Anne. I've seen miraculous things happen over the past month and cannot tell you how integral your prayers and support have been in the lives of my family.
My mother's cancer surgery was last week on Thursday. The doctor removed a very large mass of cancer that was once her uterus. He rated her cancer at a #2 and told us that 60 percent of her uterus lining was compromised by the cancer. Mom has an appointment this week to get results on the lymph nods and other cross sections of tissue. Her prognosis and treatment will be better realized after meeting with her doctor. Possible treatments, radiation of the area and or chemo therapy. We're praying that the cancer was still well contained in the uterus and that radiation will do the trick to eradicate the remaining cancer cells.
During the week, I spent some time with Lily in her home. She is remarkably well considering just a few short weeks ago she was at deaths door.
Lily, lives with my brother who also has MS and is wheelchair bound. My brother has bipolar and is currently dealing with a manic episode as a result from all the recent life stresses; his daughter's near death and my mother's cancer. He is generally her protector and helper but in his current condition is adding more stress to an already difficult situation. Also living in the home is Lily's boyfriend, a challenging relationship that has had Lily reeling the past few years. Most recently during her health crisis, the relationship has taken a sever toll on her mental health and recovery. The boyfriend has mental and drug related issues that result in a volatile temper. He supposed to be her caretaker but with these issues, he lacks the capability to do so. When he rages at Lily it destroys her already weak condition as well as, hurts my parents as they watch helplessly. I have put a plan into action to have him removed from the home but of his own accord. Please pray that through love and strength, I am able to negotiate a peaceful withdrawal and that he will leave of his own volition.
Lastly, I want to thank those of you who sent cards for Lily. I sat on her bed and watched as she read each card several times. She smiled and I could see her spirit was lifted. Julianna, thank you so much for gathering our RWOP friends together in the Card a thon for Lily, it truly made her day!!
Sending my love and thanks to each and every one of you!!
I am glad to see an update and you are graciously welcome. That's where I find joy is in reaching out. If you ever need to talk you know where to find me-I have been in some tough spots in life and am pretty understanding when it comes to mental illness and abused women, children animals and some men at times. I've been down those roads so do not hesitate if you need help or for just a listening ear. I am glad that your mom-Anne is recovering too. In the meanwhile I will keep saying prayers and sending hugs to you and your family :)-take time out of the week for just you, even if it is just a few hours. Read, bubble bath, walk, whatever to recoup and then refocus-easier said then done though. Take Care.
Rebecka, I am so glad to hear that Lily is recovering, and my continued prayers are with her, your Mom, your brother, and of course my throughts and prayers are always with you. I am so very sorry that I must have missed the Card a thon for Lily, as I would have certainly participated. Please send her my love.
Take care of yourself Rebecka, XO Nancy
... now I can't find the address in my email. could you please email that to me again ? Meredith47161@gmail.com. I ran every search and nothing came up and I KNOW I saved it under something. Not to be found. I'm having one of those decades.