Thursday, January 19, 2012

How Fast Life Changes

Last Saturday, I planned to do a lot of enjoyable things - read, scrapbooking, maybe watch a Netflix movie. Nothing urgent, just a lot of pleasant things while my dh was away. One afternoon phone cal changed everything.

My daughter was being taken from her home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Baltimore with a suspected brain infection. By the time she got there after 9pm, I had spent several hours waiting. Within a day or so, the brain infection was found to be a 'significant' mass behind her left eye. Cat scans, a MRI and finally a PET scan led to a diagnosis. She had malignant cancer in both that large mass and another one in her neck lymph node. There didn't appear to be an cancer cells showing up below her neck.

Today she was transferred to one of the cancer wards, and will start both chemotherapy and later radiation to deal with her tumor. We are looking at 7-8 weeks of treatment at UMD Medical Center Baltimore.  It is overwhelming but she does want to live.  All of this in less than a week....

Your prayers, and healing thoughts are certainly appreciated for her, and also for me.

4 comments:

Angie said...

Praying for all of you! Stay strong!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Praying and sending you much love, dear Maureen.

lauriewe said...

continuing to pray for you and your family

whatnext said...

Maureen, wishing i could sit with you and talk. i'm sending a hug and good thoughts and prayers your way, for your daughter and for all who love her.

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