Friday, February 01, 2008

In Celebration of MYMommy

I blogged back in October that Bubba's Mom was facing her third round with breast cancer - yes, her third. Her first diagnosis was in 1983, and she had a single mastectomy and 2 years of chemotherapy. Two hellish years that got rid of that bad cancer. Then in 1994 it appeared in the other breast - another mastecomy and reconstruction, but no chemo necessary this time. Now it has come back for a third fight - but she has been taking a medication for 3 months that has shrunk the tumor to half its size and pulled it away from the chest muscle wall. In another month the surgeon will take what's left of it out, then she'll do six weeks of radiation. Then that bad bad cancer will be gone AGAIN. This time for GOOD. I am SO PROUD of my momma. So very proud. She is strong, and she is a survivor. I love you, Mom.

8 comments:

D... said...

She IS strong and she IS a survivor. And that bad bad cancer WILL be gone.
Bet on it!

david mcmahon said...

God bless your mother. I pray for her strength - her strength of spirit and her strength of self-belief.

(.... And I'm sorry this is off-post but I saw your comment about being interviewed for my new weekly feature. No worries at all. If you could leave your email address in a comment on my blog, I'll send you the questions.)

Have a great weekend and say hello to your Mom from a faraway Aussie who believes in her.

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

wow... what a fighter! How awesome!!!

Misty Dawn said...

Hugs and love to Bubba's Mom. She IS a strong and inspiring survivor!

StaceyG said...

Wow!! GO MOM!!!

Patois said...

I knew you came from hardy stock! Congratulations to your MyMommy!

Angie said...

WAY TO GO, Bubba's Mommy! You keep fighting the fight girlfriend!

cjh said...

I'm so glad to hear things are going well. Good luck the rest of the way.