Friday, July 18, 2003

My mother was to be released from the hospital today after the surgery to obtain a sample of the tumor for biopsy. Unfortunately, in order to get a good sample of the growth, the Dr’s had to break her breast bone, so she was not released.

I spoke to my mommy this morning, she was groggy from the morphine, but said she was not in “TOO” much pain. She was mostly anxious to be released to go home and to finally be told exactly what type of cancer she has. Still, after the surgery, the Dr’s are not sure what type of cancer it is, they only informed my sister that it is “very aggressive”. Monday, my mother is to meet with the cancer specialist to go over treatment “options”.

In an email I received this morning from my sister, she wrote:

“I got a couple wig catalogues from the lady I work with that's undergoing treatment. Mom and I are going to go through them this weekend. She's already picked a short one that she likes”.

I appreciate all of the kind words and thoughts everyone is sending to my mom, and I ask that they please continue.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Frist revises marriage amendment support

Like President Bush, Frist still maintains marriage should be between a man and a woman, not, as Frist added, "two men or three men or four men, or one man or one woman or two women and three women or three women and three men."

So much for gay polygamy.

Lately I have been regressing in regards to my musical listening choices. Ok, I admit it’s actually been going on for a number of years, but it’s been more prominent within the last few days. Good reason of course. Sunday I found out that my mother had a growth on her lung, and since, I’ve only wanted to listen to music my mom or my sister introduced me to.
So far I’ve shifted between the Beatles Red and Blue greatest hits (my sister had both albums when we were young, the blue in blue vinyl), Wings- Wingspan (my sister and I trying to sing the different chorus parts in Silly Love Songs, and rocking out to Band on the Run, Live and Let Die and Jet!), Dolly Parton (Coat of Many Colors still makes me cry) and Patsy Cline (my mom would play Patsy over and over).

I think I’m going to go out and purchase some Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Johnnie Cash.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Moammar Gadhafi, you can kiss my ass!!!

Libya leader: Only gays get AIDS

The Dr’s are performing a biopsy on the growth on my mom’s lung today. Yesterday, they were testing bone density, as my mother had been having stiffness in her hips and the Dr’s were concerned that the tumor had spread. The tests are not yet conclusive, however at this time; they feel my mom has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
My sister told me that the swelling of my mother’s body (because the tumor had been pushing against one of her heart valves and cutting off blood circulation) has gone down, and that my mother is feeling “better”.

I am waiting to find out the diagnosis, and the treatment they propose, prior to booking my flight to go home. My sister suggested I come home when my mom gets out of the hospital, so that I may be there for her when she gets home.

Please keep sending good healing thoughts to my mommy.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

My mom has not been feeling well for the last 3 weeks.
She went to the Dr. Friday because she had been having a hard time breathing and thought she had pneumonia.
I just found out that the X-ray they took located a 3 inch growth around her lung.
She will have a biopsy on Monday to determine if it is cancer. Regardless, it will have to be removed, and soon.
I spoke to my mom today, and she sounded so weak and tired.
My mommy.
I love my mommy.