Friday, May 12, 2006

Cancer!

Stage 4...
My mom does in effect have cancer. They've found it in the liver, but it's not the primary source. The doctors are still trying to locate where the cancer began, and they want to do it without being too "invassive". Therefore, we still don't know what type of cancer it is, how aggressive it is, nor what my mom's life expectancy is.

The only thing that we do know is that surgery and radiation are no longer options. Once we find out what kind of cancer it is, we'll be able to talk about Chemo...and my mom will then need to decide whether or not to receive Chemo treatments.

I am angry, upset, and depressed.
I've been crying, spending as much time as I can with my mom, and questioning God.
Why give her cancer on top of all of her other conditions?! She already has diabetes, heart problems, and kidney failure- why cancer?!

As a note- my family and I are very pleased with the medical treatment that my mom is receiving. Our doctors are all very compassionate, and humane...they all want the best for her.

Because of what my family and I are going through, I don't know if I will be able to continue to "blog". If I do, it will probably even be more sporadic than it is now.

Thank you my blogging friends for being here for me...
Thank you for your support, hugs, prayers and well wishes.

I am not saying "Good bye"...
I'll probably be writing more sporadic than ussual, but I will visit you at your site whenever I get a chance.
A great big warm and affectionate hug to each and every one of you.
May God bless you and protect you from all evil.


4to Grado...
Mi mamá, en efecto, tiene cancer. Se lo encontrarón en el higado, pero ahí no comenzó. Los doctores aun estan tratando de localizar donde originó. Le siguen haciendo "estudios" sin ser tan "invasivos"- no le quieren dar mas dolor del que ya tiene. Por el momento, no sabemos qué tipo de cancer es, qué tan agresivo lo es, o qué tanto tiempo le queda de vida a mi mamá.

Lo único que si sabemos es que la cirujia y la radiación ya no son opciones. Una vez que se sepa que tipo de cancer es, etonces podremos hablar sobre la Quimoterapía...y mi mamá tendrá que tomar una decisión si aceptar este tipo de tratamiento o no.

Estoy "mal"....
He estado llorando, pasando tiempo con mi mamá, y cuestionando a Dios.
Por qué darle cancer encima de todas las demás enfermedades que ya tiene?! Ya sufre del diabetis, corazón, y fallo de riñon -por qué entonces darle cancer?!

A causa de lo que mi familia y yo estamos viviendo, no sé si podre seguir aqui con mi "blog". Lo mas probable es que continue, pero sera mas esporadicamente de lo que ya es. Y claro, cada vez que pueda, les visitaré para ver cómo estan.

Gracias a ustedes, mis amigos blogueros...
Gracias por estar aquí conmigo, por su apoyo, amistad, cariño, abrazos, besos, y oraciones.

Esta no es una despedida, pero un "hasta pronto".
Un fuerte y caluroso abrazo a TODOS!!
Que Dios los bendiga y guarde de todo mal.

14 comments:

BG said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I really am.

Ashley said...

It's so unfair. No one should have to suffer from cancer. I am so very sorry you and your family is facing this right now.

I will continue to keep you, your family, and your mother in my prayers.

I am going to keep you on my sidebar and I will look forward to your return to blogging!

Take care...

Chris (Doug's Partner) said...

I don't know what to say other than to express how sorry I am that this is happening to you and your mom. I will say prayers on your family's behalf.

alp said...

Lo siento de todo corazón. Es una verdadera lástima.

Os mando apoyo de mi parte.

Un saludo

Rocko said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Do what your heart tells you to do and share it with your mother, because your heart knows love.

Hanuman1960 said...

Coco, your mom, your family and especially you, will be in my prayers...

Luciérnaga said...

Apapachala, quierela, dale todo lo que esta en ti. Yo seguiré por aqui, esperando que todo se mejore para ti y tu familia. Un abrazo y un beso.

chocoadicta said...

Lo siento mucho corazón.
Espero que desde este rincón llegue todo mi apoyo para ella.
Que te sienta cerca, que te vea sonreir porque el apoyo de la familia es importante y tú sabes que dicen que el ánimo afecta a la evolución de la enfermedad. Así que sonríe, e intenta ser positiva para ella y por ella, no dejes que la desesperanza la invada, ok?
Mis mejores deseos para ella .

Un enorme beso para las dos.

R. said...

amiga mia... espero que este abrazo te llegue tan fuerte como quiero enviartelo.

Es cierto, a veces uno cuestiona su creencia en Dios cuando ve que personas que no deberìan sufrir la pasan tan mal.

Ten por seguro que tendrè a tu mamita en mis oraciones y desde este instante estarè pensando en ustedes.

Amiga querida... recuerda que no estas sola y que todo en esta vida tiene su recompensa. Ya veràs que todo saldrà bien.

Un besote enorme....

ShoeGirl said...

I feel for you! My mother had diabetes and died of heart failure six years ago. My sister died of Leukemia 11 years ago so I've been there and I've dealt with illness in my family. It will be very draining and I know you are feeling it already. Remember that you need to take the time to recoup and renergize yourself too to be of use to your family. You will be in my thoughts.

travelwahine said...

Coco,

I am so sorry about your news. You and your Mom will be in my prayers. Life isn't fair.

Take Care!!!

sonrisa morena said...

coco, i'm so sorry...te mando un abrazo muy fuerte a ti y a toda tu familia....

Doug said...

Oh Coco, I am so sorry... I will be thinking of you and your mom. It is a horrible thing to have to deal with.. I am working on getting your link back! I lost everything when I gave the blog a new look and all my links dissapeared and I have been slowly trying to get them back in order. Take care, Coco. There are a lot of people thinking about you!

Cracked Chancla said...

I've been a little out of touch with the blogworld so I am just now seeing this. I am sorry. I'll keep you in my thoughts, and will be sending you and your family good vibes. *big cyberhug*