Kicking The "C" Word In The Behind

I want to start off by saying how incredibly thankful I am to have such a huge support system of fellow bloggers, followers, and just an amazing group of people that I'm proud to call my friends. I have been truly touched by all of the emails, tweets, and comments by all of you letting me know my family is in your thoughts and prayers. Your stories and words of encouragement were incredibly touching and meant more than you know.  It helps so much to know that I have such a great group in my corner.  Prayers and positive thoughts can move mountains and I have no doubt that all of these prayers were heard.

To me, the "C" word - Cancer - is the worst word in the English vocabulary. That horrible word has touched my family more times than I'd like - first with my grandma who survived, then my granddad who did not, followed by my aunt who also did not beat her battle, and finally my mom who is ready to fight.

After several days of the "unknown" looming over our heads and a roller-coaster of emotions, we finally got some answers about the prognosis yesterday. They are confident that they caught it early and are very hopeful that surgery will get all of the cancer. There is only a 20% chance that it is deeper/there is more than they are expecting. Needless to say, we breathed a huge sigh of relief because after Thursday's conversation, we were left with a lot of doubts.

My mom goes in a few weeks to have surgery and will have to stay in bed for 3 weeks for recovery. It is going to be very uncomfortable to say the least, but this should get rid of it! After that she will be going to the doctor every few months for 2 years to make certain that it does not return.  Where there is a decent chance that it can return, we are going to remain positive that they get every bit of it and that it stays away.

I am going to ask all of you amazing people to continue to lift my mom in prayers and to keep her in your thoughts. I'm praying that her surgery in a few weeks will be a huge success, that the doctor gets all of the cancer, she has a great recovery, and that it doesn't come back!

We're ready to kick some Cancer Behind!

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38 comments:

Dusty said...

AMAZING NEWS!!! That's so scary. Sorry to hear you had to go through that.

Mellisa said...

This is really good news and I will be praying that your mom has a very speedy recovery!

marybeth @ babygoodbuys.com said...

I am SO Sorry to hear the news that your mom has cancer, but you must be elated to hear that the prognosis is so good!

I'll be thinking about you!

Marybeth @ babygoodbuys

Leslie M. said...

Praise God!! Will keep praying. Great news! Keep us posted Dee.
XO
Leslie
Leslie Loves Veggies

Amy said...

I'm sorry your mom has to go through that but it's great that it was caught early! I'll be praying for your mom! Cancer is an awful thing and i wish it didn't exist. Too many ppl i know have been affected by it.

Melissa said...

Praying for her and your entire family.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the update, that is encouraging news!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Your family is in my prayers and wishing your mom a speedy recovery.

Lisa said...

Your right you all are going to KICK IT!! Keep that attitude through the process!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I so hope everything goes ok. I don't think there is many people that have not been effective by the "C" word. I lost both my grandmother and stepfather too it.

Prayers are with you and your mom Hug!

Erika said...

I will definitely be praying for all of you! Many ((HUGS))!!!

dannyscotland said...

Absolutely got the prayers going up for your mom.

Mighty M said...

So scary but sounds like such a great prognosis! Your mom has a great support system and I know she is going to come through with flying colors! :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I'm so glad that she got relativly good news! I will continue to pray for your mom, her doctors, and you!

Carrie said...

I'm glad that the news so far is good. I'll be praying for you all!

Patrice said...

Oh wow this is great news!! So happy to hear this!! Praying for you all!

Felicia said...

Dee,

I was just working on blog posts when God laid on my heart to stop by and visit your blog. I had no idea this was going on! I want you to know that I am lifting her and your family up in prayer as I type this even. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Jenna said...

I'm so happy to hear the good news. Prayer is powerful and I will most definitely continue to pray for your mom and family as you go through this process.

ShirleyC said...

I agree! I also hate the "C" word. Praying for your mom.

Julie said...

I am sorry to hear about your mom. It does stink had it at 33 had a hysterectomy and not able to have children. What you can do for your mom is be there for her and stay positive that is what helped me through those nasty chemo months and I knew someone out there had it way worse than I did all those little kids I thought..I have adopted now and 8 years c free.. stay strong :)

Brenda said...

I will keep you and your mom in my prayers!

Brandy said...

That is great news! I can say that my grandfather is now age 90 and has been living with skin cancer ALL of his adult life. He was and still is a farmer so outside in the sun all the time, apparently didn't take care of that skin when in the sun. BUT he is now almost 90 years old and still farming!! He has proven to be strong, although he does still have cancer from what my father has explained, he is doing very well for his age, lives on his own, works the farm every day of the week and still gives the kids and me a BIG smile when we visit! HUGS to you and your family - your Mom can fight this!

Susan M. Heim said...

I am so happy that your mom's prognosis is much better than anticipated. I'll keep her in my prayers! I know she appreciates you being there for her.

katy said...

Prayers are being said.

alissa4illustration said...

I am still thinking of you and your family!!! ;) Thanks for the update!

JamericanSpice said...

I'm so sorry your family is hit with this again.

*HUGS*

She will beat it, Glad they caught it early!!

vrtish55 said...

Prays for strength and healing.

Vanessa said...

Will be faithfully praying for her! Can't wait to hear a praise report!

bigguysmama said...

Consider the prayers done. So glad to hear about the outpouring of encouragement.

~Mimi

Bonita12 said...

Yes, putting your mom and family on my prayer list. Blessings to you all at this time.

Nicole said...

Your mom will be in our prayers. I can't imagine how scared you guys must be. Glad to hear you got a bit of good news though!

Nicole

Terra H. said...

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

That is wonderful news! I pray all goes well with your mom's surgery and recovery. Keep thinking positive thoughts!

Henrietta said...

That's good news!! keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

Myya said...

So glad the outcome is looking bright. Sending thoughts & prayers to your mama so that she can have the strength to take the ugly C word on full force!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I am so happy to hear this, and not at all surprised. Nor will I be surprised when her recovery from the surgery is better than anyone could have thought, and that all the cancer is gone. God does amazing things when we put our faith and trust in Him, and I believe there is no limit of blessings He has planned for your mom.
Continued prayers for you all!!

Terri said...

I'm very glad to see your positive attitude and that you're ready to kick cancer in the behind. Good for you! Attitude is so important as well as making sure that your Mom gets very good nutrition as she fights this disease. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

Kimberly said...

It is good that this was caught so early, and I'm so glad you all have some of the answers you needed! Your mom sounds very strong...she will have a fight, but it sounds like she has a great support system. I will pray for you all!

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