Monday, September 26, 2011

Breast Cancer: Post 3

I know Houston has the best medical center in the world.
I know the hospital has the best doctors in the world.
People come from all over to see these doctors, but this center...
on this day... I did not want to ever go back.

Our first visit.. went great.

Second visit.. we found out the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes.

Third visit...


This was our third visit. Today we found out there is even more cancer.
It's more than they thought. A little worse than they thought.

Stage 2B.

No more lumpectomy.

She will have to have a full mastectomy.
She will have to have reconstruction.

There will be genetic testing.

I think we were all heartbroken. We thought it would be a lot easier. However, if there is one thing I can say about my mother.. she is strong. Stronger than me.. stronger than anyone I know. She can make it through this. She will make it through this. There is no doubt in my mind, she WILL beat this.

As for that hospital I didn't want to return to.... I do and will return to it.

We met a lady today who is 13 years post surgery. She was happy and cheerful and encouraging. She said that this was the best place anywhere. And I believed her.

So although I feel like every time we return to the hospital...  the news gets worse and worse.

I remember.

This is the best place in the world for what she has.

They will take care of her...
.. and she will beat this.

Her surgery is scheduled for October 27, 2011.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this! We will be praying for you all! Yesterday was the day four years ago that my mom was "diagnosed". People asked me why I remember such an awful day ~ I say, "how can your forget"? My mom had a double mastectomy and reconstruction as well. She is one of the strongest, most courageous people I know. I know that is why she did so well ~ your mom will too! Those grandbabies do something for them:)

    Betsy Junot

  2. Thank you so much for the hope, encouragement, and prayers.. I know we could always use them. My mother is the toughest person I know.. and I too will always remember the day she was diagnosed. Thank you so much for thinking of.. and keeping up with us!

  3. Sorry to hear this too, but so happy she has the best hospitals around to care for her. Your mama has to be tough, b/c I know you get it from somewhere!! I'm looking forward to the Cancer Update where she has kicked it's butt!