Saturday, February 18, 2012

None of us is immune....

There are bad people in the world, really bad people to whom nothing BAD ever seems to happen....and then there are good GREAT people in the world who cannot seem to catch a break from the bad stuff; people who do so much for others and who really do contribute on a daily basis to making the world a better place for all of us. Have you noticed that, or is it just me?


Remember this post?
DAD'S PROGNOSIS
I wrote it just a little more than a month ago.
And OMG, we celebrated. 
FINALLY our family could think about something OTHER than "The C Word".


But then last week, all of that elation came crashing to a halt when my mom's annual mammogram came back with a suspicious marking..... They immediately scheduled her for a biopsy because with my grandmother's history of breast cancer, we cannot afford to wait around.


However when Mom told me the news about the impending biopsy, I really and truly thought this was just something to test us... something to keep us from getting TOO big for our britches thinking our family had kicked cancer's ass because there is NO WAY in ANY world that makes ANY sense that within 13 months of each other, BOTH of my parents could be diagnosed with cancer. 


Yeah, I was wrong.
On Thursday we found out that it is, indeed, breast cancer. However, in the words of the surgeon, "If you have to have breast cancer, this is the best kind to get" as they are almost certain they can remove it with a lumpectomy followed up by radiation. We will know for sure in the upcoming days.....


I am having a hard time with so many things surrounding this situation. My mom is 58 years old. FIFTY-EIGHT. And the chance of recurrence of this type of cancer once they do get it out is higher than I care to think about. And what about that quote that says "That which does not kill us only makes us stronger"??? Seriously, we are already STRONG ENOUGH. 
We don't need anymore tests of our patience or faith or strength.
What our family needs is a break.
It is time for KARMA to kick in and for the good news to come our way. 

10 comments:

mommy22ss said...

Kelli, I am so sorry. I will keep your mom and all of your family in my prayers.

LadyFi said...

Oh no, I'm so very very sorry to hear this.

Amy said...

Oh Kelli, now I feel so horrible for dumping the "little" problems in my life on you the other day when you´re dealing with this! I´m so incredibly sorry my friend. Your mom will be in my prayers as will your dad continue to be and of course you my friend. If anyone is strong enough to get through this it is you and your family! A warm hug

Corinne said...

Kelli. I am very sorry to hear about your mother's diagnosis. I hope everything goes well with the lumpectomy and treatments and that she will be back to herself as soon as possible. I hope you guys are able to catch your break!

Jono said...

Well, it's bad news, good news. You know the early catch is a good thing. It worked for me and it can work for your mom. Give her my encouragement, I suspect she is a fighter.

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

I'm sorry to hear this Kelli. I'm really glad they caught it early, though. Tell her to kick cancer's ass! Will be thinking about your family and sending good karma vibes your way.

Kirstin said...

Love you, Kelli. You're a strong, amazing woman, and I'm sure your Mama is just the same...she'll beat that cancer!

She'll be in my prayers, along with your whole family.

Stay strong. <3

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Lovely Light said...

I'm sorry to hear of your family's struggles. I truly hope that the easiest treatment works the best and that you all are through it as fast as possible. The "C" word is a scary word.

Jan said...

I am sorry to hear that, Kelli! They always say early detection is key, and it sounds like your mom is on top of it!