Mom Update
Thursday, November 2, 2006

It's cancer, and fairly agressive from the sounds of it.

Results of the CT scan showed cancer in her liver, colon and lymph nodes. This is all new since her last check-up with an oncologist a few months ago. Tomorrow she's going to see another oncologist and hopefully will get a plan of action.

Mom sounds in good spirits in spite of it (although my step-dad says the morphine cutting the pain is probably helping that a bit) and is optimistic. I wish to heaven I was. I'm trying, but failing miserably at the moment.


Friday, November 3, 2006 9:05 PM


Oh...damn....the level of sympathy and positive optimism I am sending to you right now would make Joss toss his cookies (cuz we all know how he despises happy endings;D), RMMC.

My mom got hit with a similiar diagnosis almost nine years ago, though it was "limited" to being only breast cancer (if breast cancer could ever be described with the term "only"...). They caught it early enough that a double mastectomy seemed to nab all the cancerous tissues, but it hasn't been an easy road since.

Just remember...you got the entire BSR and Browncoat Nation pulling for ya, RMMC. You need anything, you just holler. And we'll come running like we got a pack of famished Reavers on our butts;)


Friday, November 3, 2006 1:52 PM


I'm really sorry RMMC...
Remember that we're all here for you though!
*lots of hugs*

Friday, November 3, 2006 11:17 AM


RMMC- HUGS and loves we are here and if there is anything we can do...OH HUGS

email me if you want to talk or vent or anything

Friday, November 3, 2006 7:25 AM


Sending you vibes of strength and hope.

Friday, November 3, 2006 5:38 AM


My heart goes out to you.

I've been through exactly the same scenario and it's not an easy process. My mother-in-law whom I loved dearly, my grandfather and my father-in-law.

My father-in-law had an agressive form of lung cancer and wasn't given much hope, but they caught it early. Today he is cancer free going on 3 yrs now.

My Grandfather, on the other hand, Lymphatic cancer. And my mother-in-law, brain cancer.

The only thing I can say is stay positive. Help keep her spirits up and most importantly her strength.

It's easy to say and very hard to do.

Friday, November 3, 2006 5:04 AM


Oh, I'm so sorry.

All my best wishes as well, to you and your whole family.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 4:25 PM


I'm so sorry to hear this. It must be frightening for all involved, and I certainly can't tell you not to be scared. That's a natural reaction. Just know that there are a lot of possible courses and the oncologist should be able to explain them all to you and your mom. As long as there's something to be done, I hope that will help you keep your spirits up, both for your mom (& step-dad) and for yourself.

My thoughts will be with you and your mom. Please keep us updated.


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