Friday, March 20, 2009

Catching up-Mom's Cancer

Well, as an update, we found out this month that mom's cancer is back. It's only been a year and 4 months since her last dose of chemo. We were hoping to have a good 7-9 years before it would rear its ugly head again. Her doctor told her that he has never had lymphoma return so soon after having the Chop-R (?) chemo, which she had last time. (which is the strongest dose of chemo I guess there is for that type of cancer) Please keep her and dad in your prayers. She is doing well and trusting God in His sovereignty. We are blessed that the lymphoma did not return in the same spot or it would have meant stem cell replacement, and just reading up on that made me cry. This time it is in her neck, and so they are able to do a chemo called Retuxin (?), where she will have treatments once every six months for the next two years, and they are telling her there will be no side hair loss or fatigue. We hope and pray...

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