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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Miss 2008

Mom's oncologist just named her "Miss 2008"

If you wonder why? It's because she was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2008 and no one expected her to survive 2008!

I don't think we'll ever get tired of doctors telling us this because it feels good to fight and win. To keep up the fight is a whole nother story.

During her recent visit with the oncologist it has been recommended and suggested that mom start followup chemotherapy since the removal of her gastric cancer on the ovaries.

The most likely reason why it appeared on the ovaries after the last chemo treatments has much to do with the cancer cells becoming dormit. If any cancer cells are still hiding yet dormit during treatments, we can't destroy them. If mom chooses not do chemo yet she risks any dormit cells growing and spreading very quickly. Pick your poision! Plus she's afraid of losing anymore body parts that she'll be needing. So in her heart she knows this has to be done. We're going to wait until after Chris & Jen's wedding.

The good news is the CT Scan and path reports all look fantastic and there is no cancer that can be found right now. Her oncologist suggested that she get a 2nd opinion before making her decision which always seems to help. I suggest that someone uses those recently removed cancer cells and starts testing them on different types of chemo! No one will ever care about mom as much as we do but it doesn't mean they don't want to help. They just get to clock out at the end of the day and mom doesn't get to clock out from her cancer.

Well thank you for tuning in to our most recent blog update. We love you and appreciate you and need you!

Love Always,
Jess & Co.


  1. I love reading your blog and gaining hope and inspiration from your posts! My father was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his lymph nodes, and my mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week. It's good to hear of success stories, even small successes, in what can be seen as such a dark time! Thank you!

  2. on my gosh, i am so so sorry to hear about this. it's not ever something we plan on hearing, especially with ones we love to dearly. the best advise we can give is to stay positive and when things seem at their darkest, there is hope and light just around the corner, keep searching for it and you will find it. our love and prayers will be with you all!


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