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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Plan of Attack

Mom and I thought we should post about her treatments which have already started and will continue into 2014. I can't believe it's December because it feels like January is already here for us. During the end of November Mom started her pre-radiation chemo treatments. Now she's getting ready for the radiation with the 5FU chemo together. This will go on for 25 days and end December 27th. In January she will proceed with the previous chemo "cocktail" blend of 3 types of chemo for 4-6 months. This treatment is the long-term chemo {different from the 5FU taking with radiation}. Well, let the fight begin! The past 6 month break was much enjoyed! Mom's strength and mental determination is back and she's ready to get this done. The quicker we get started the better!
Please keep her in your hearts, thoughts and prayers.
Much Love to All!

Looking Back

In Mom's fight it's good to look back and see how far she's come. One of her most difficult times was in 2010 after her total gastrectomy, radiation and chemo. I had not seen her so strong or so scared before, but I could tell that she had determination to give it her all! It's been 5 years now since her diagnosis and 3 years since her first major surgery. It's time for more radiation and chemo. She's stronger than ever and hanging on like a champ!

I'm amazed when I look back at your journey and it brings tears to my eyes. Love you with all of my heart. I am with you always.
Keep up the fight and never give up Momma! See you soon!
Love Jess