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 ~