Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Sorry for the delay in writing. I always seem to be playing catch-up. Anyhow, my mother-in-law is feeling much better. There was general soreness after the surgery and she had to keep in a drainage line for a week. Once that was removed she was much more comfortable. She went this Monday to the oncologist to see what he had to say. They are taking the stance that they got all of the cancer, even though it had moved into the closest lymph node and the one beyond. (I believe she said they will still do a liver scan and perhaps a full body scan to make sure.) He suggested some radiation and then mentioned something I find odd and that doesn't sound altogether right. Chemo came up, but in the pill form. That isn't the odd part, the odd part is the length of time over which they would want her to take these pills for a cancer they supposedly have removed. The pills varied in price, but most of them were once a day for 5 years and then one was once a day for 10 years. Does that strike anyone else as fishy? Each of the pills has some icky side effects, as chemo is known to. She is going to talk to her regular physician and see what he suggests. They'll be more forthcoming on this I am sure.

On a side note I had mentioned my sister-in-law, Wendy's, mom a month or so ago and asked for prayers for her. Her body was completely riddled with cancer- brain, name it. Anyhow Miss Jackie went to be with the Lord this afternoon. Wendy and her family could use all the prayers you can utter on her behalf as her heart weeps over the loss of her mom. It is good and she knows it in her mind but the heart is a whole entity unto itself.

Lastly, on a different note I am going to be doing some posting these next couple of days on each child and what they are up. I need some sweet faces to accompany these coming soon too! I PROMISE :)


Margie said...

Glad to hear about the news on your mother-in-law. I did not know they would do chemo long term like that. Maybe she misunderstood? Anyway, good news. Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law's loss. We will be praying for her as well.

Becca L. said...

Glad to hear the MIL has gotten through OK. Continued prayers that she receives wise medical advice. Will also pray for your SIL. Missed seeing your sweet face at study yesterday!

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