"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beauty in Creation



We can get so busy and occupied with the daily tasks that we don't take the time to reflect on the beautiful creation right in front of our eyes. Do you ever notice little characteristics the birds have? Do you gasp at a beautiful tree in bloom? The moon or an amazing sunrise? Growing up, these are things that were always on mom's thoughts and she would never let that moment go by without pointing out something beautiful to share with us. Take the time and enjoy every moment you can and reflect on the beautiful people in your life and this amazing earth we get to enjoy!

Peace & Love Always

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Diagnosis


It's taken us a few days to decompress this news. Apparently the previously removed and treated gastric cancer has made it's re-appearance on or inside of the ovaries. This is not ovarian cancer. Mom is scheduled for a surgical hysterectomy May 11th. Our little Jen's college graduation is May 6th so Mom wanted to enjoy and feel good for this very special day. The soonest surgery date was April 20th so putting it off until May 11th shouldn't make a huge difference. This is Mom's choice as she's becoming acquainted with trying to balance life's events with feeling good enough to do them.
Here we go again...

Friday, April 1, 2011

CT Scan Results (4mo Post-Chemo)


It's been a while since we've had much action on the blog since Mom's last CT Scan 4 months ago. It's been about 4 months since her last chemo treatment. Since then she's been recovering so wonderfully as you've read. Mom's been gaining back healthy weight, getting used to her eating/snacking routine and is able to do more with the family, friends and also in the community. Way to go Mom!!! {Snaps for Mommy!}

We're not going to let this most recent CT Scan get us down, but we'll go ahead and let you know what was found. It appears that 2 large masses have decided to become friends with Mom's ovaries. They weren't even suspect at her last scan but have now grown from dots into the size of plums. {I left my notes at work that Mom and I discussed so I'm going freestyle and hope I'm not saying to much} Nonetheless, it is nothing to dismiss as we are taking this very seriously and Mom has an appointment scheduled with an oncologist/ovarian cancer specialist on Monday April 4th. We'll keep you posted as always.

The good new is {#1} we found this early {#2} I honestly can't imagine how any "cancer" could have survived these past treatments only 4 months ago and especially after the surgery/removal {#3} this could easily be an ovarian cyst and {#4} when you've been through what Mom has {fighting off stomach cancer and trying to survive life without a stomach while going through chemo treatments etc.} .... there's nothing we can't face together and with God's help!

Please continue to keep Kerry, our Mother and best friend in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all of the love, support, joy and comfort you bring us.

Love Always,
Kerry's Kids