Sunday, December 27, 2015

Non quilty Mamma Update

      I wanted to write a separate post just for my loyal readers.    I can't thank you all enough for your kindness, support and prayers during this difficult time.  As you know the battle with cancer can change at any minute.  Let me tell you, it has.  There's been many set backs and changes in her treatments and diagnosis.    
Her last surgery was scheduled for the December 22nd.  They expected the tumor in her hip/pelvic area to be the size of a grapefruit instead it was cantaloupe size.  This caused some issues with blood pressure and clotting so the surgery was stopped then restarted 24 hrs later.  Being under sedation for that long really takes a toll on the body and it's much harder to wake up.  So we're waiting.  Each day she's a little more aware, but is still quite confused and incoherent.  

     Now remember I said things are constantly changing, sometimes for the good and yes, the bad.  With her blood pressure dropping so low the doctors decided they should take a closer look at mamma's heart.  The images showed a mass in the backside of her heart.  The good news is it could be a blood clot, the bad news is it might be a tumor.  They've decided better images are needed after she is fully awake.  Now what does this mean for her?  Well if its a blood clot, her cancer is still a stage 2 Leiomyoma Sarcoma.  Should it be a tumor, she's in stage 4.  The chances of it being a tumor are 1 in 10 million.  We like those odds, it may seem silly but that's good news.  They can treat a blood clot and she'll be fine.  A tumor doesn't have the same outcome, it's much trickier.  Should it be a clot mamma's recovery will still be long and painful.  The surgery on the 22nd took out the tumor along with some vital nerves needed for walking.  Months of in patient rehab will be needed to teach her to walk with out those nerves in her leg.  She'll also need another surgery to fix her colon and intestines, she currently has a temporary Colostomy. 

    I wanted to let each of you to know that mamma tells the doctors the reason she's doing so well is because there's quilters all over the world praying for her.  If I could hug each and everyone of you, I would.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.   We're basically strangers but still you care and that means so much at a time like this.  

Hugs and Blessings

~Lea Anne ~

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37 comments:

  1. Prayers coming your way. Just remember that you can't take care of mom if you don't take care of yourself. Do something if only for 15 minutes for you each day.

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  2. Dear Lea Anne. Positive thoughts coming right from Norway, with the best wishes for your mother and all family. Take care.

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  3. I know how difficult it is to deal with the illness of a loved one--the feeling of helplessness can be overwhelming. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  4. Praying for strength and courage.

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  5. Add one more prayer warrior to your list for both you and your Mom and for the entire family. Trusting that God will give you all peace as you go thru this process of getting your Mom well.

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  6. Lea Anne, I'll continue to pray for your mom and you, and for discernment for her doctors. I agree with Charlene's comment... Take time for yourself each day.

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  7. It is in God's hands. Pray and have faith.

    Best wishes for a better year for all of your family.

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  8. Sending healing prayers and thoughts for your dear mom. Remember to take care of yourself and try to stay strong. XX

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  9. You don't feel like a stranger to me. You're my friend and I'm still praying.

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  10. You don't feel like a stranger to me. You're my friend and I'm still praying.

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  11. Definitely adding a prayer or several for your mom. Hopefully the worst is behind her.

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  12. God uses our prayers when we pray for healing. Our son is a living testamentary of God`s healing power, not only showing the surgeons what was needed but healing each day as prayer requests asked for. Being able to sit, eat by himself,walk and talk, to tell of a few prayers asked right round the world and being answered. The staff where amazed as special a wheelchair had been ordered and he was walking by the time it came. One Dr said after his skate board accident causing a head injury he would be a vegetable but has been holding down a job of over 40 hours for 10 years now. Of course he needs rest times, lost his right vision and walks with a limp but he`s enjoying his life with his wife in their own flat. I praise God for this wonderful man.

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  13. Hope the heart mass falls into the good news category. I'll keep your family in my prayers this week.

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  14. Sending healing thoughts and want you to know that the more people who send out a prayer the more powerful it becomes. Keeping you in my thoughts. Rina

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  15. Thank you for the update, prayer does make a difference. I am praying!

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  16. so sorry to read Mum has been through these complications,what an amazing lady she has so much faith and strength coming through all this, she is in my prayers along with so many of us we are all concerned for her and of course not forgetting you, you are also on my prayer list. Hoping you have received good news re the mass by her heart and it is a blood clot that has dissolved now.

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  17. Thanks for the update on your mother. Your love and concern for her are so clear in your words. I will definitely pray for her. I pray she will recover quickly and with as little pain as possible. I pray she will awaken fully and clearly soon. I pray that she will learn to walk again quickly and with as little frustration as possible. I pray for that huge prospect of a blood clot instead of another tumor. May the Lord bless you and her in your needs at this time.

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  18. Praying for lots of good news to be coming your way and for a miraculous recovery for your mom!! Also praying for strength, mercy and grace for you...just as hard on you as it is on your mom!! (((((((hugs)))))))

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  19. I'll keep your mother in my prayers. I'm glad you're able to be nearby and a source of strength for her.

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  20. Lea Anne, thank you for the update. I don't write very often, but you should know that there are a lot of us out here rooting for you and your mom silently. We do care.

    Carole S.

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  21. Lea Anne, thank you for the update. I don't write very often, but you should know that there are a lot of us out here rooting for you and your mom silently. We do care.

    Carole S.

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  22. I too have you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers! All the very best to you both!xo
    P

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  23. I have your dear mama in my prayers, too. Quilty hugs to you both.
    Susie

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  24. I check in daily to your site from the UK. Much love to you all and the strength to fight xxx Brenda

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  25. Sending prayers for you and mama....you both need them to get thru this. Hang in there...I know its tough! Prayers.....

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  26. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  27. Positive thoughts and good wishes coming to you from England ~ (((hugs))) to you and your Mamma to last you throughout 2016 :)

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  28. Oh my, dear precious one! I've never commented before but your post stopped me in my tracks. I'm lifting your dear sweet momma AND your family in prayer to the throne of our Heavenly Father, may His mercy, grace and healing flood your mother's body!!! May your family sense the presence of God in your lives as never before. May blessings of love, joy and healing flow in you so much that you cannot contain it, and may you know and receive these blessings in JESUS precious name! Amen.

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  29. Much love to you all Leanne from your friend in England x

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  30. Oh,Lea Anne! Hug your Mamma tight and hold her close; tell her you love her a zillion times! I just lost my Mom on December 3rd and I'm praying that you're Mamma recovers as quickly and easily as possible.

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  31. God sends His Heavenly Angels to watch over your mama's healing and care. God Bless you both.

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  32. Sending you prayers for "Mamma" and all the family. Hang in there as you know a cancer diagnosis is like being on a roller coaster many ups and downs.

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  33. I'm sending you, your mother, and the rest of your family my warmest thoughts and best wishes. It sounds as though your mom has a great attitude and outlook. I hope all the kind thoughts and good energy being sent your way are helping you stay strong. Hopefully, the new year will be a better one for all of you.

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  34. Leanne, praying for you and your mom. Hope the New Year brings renewed hope and health for her. Stay strong.

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