Many of you know and offered support when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer just before christmas. She under went extensive procedures in a very short period of time, although I am sure that December and January were the longest months of her life. But we are proud to report that she just completed her final step a couple weeks ago. She had tattooing done to shade in the illusion of an aerola on the breast that was initially removed, then reconstructed. And thus - she was ready to sign her name on the last page and close this book of her life.
But now HER mother must begin writing her own novel. The doctors had suspected a cancerous mass on her left lung a few weeks back. Grandma had several tests that confirmed she would need the infected lobe of her lung removed. That operation proceeded Monday. But we were more than surprised when the surgeon came to tell us - she has Stage 3A Lung Cancer... a FAR more advanced form of the cancer than we were initially led to believe.
And so it starts again...
Only this time, Grandma has been experiencing serious complications from her operation. Not only have her fatal organs failed to "wake up" from the anesthia, but she has also contracted pnuemonia. We are not yet aware if the infection is bacterial or staph. She has had a main port put in today while she was incubated due to several failed attempts to raise her blood oxygen levels. The doctors are working to concoct the appropriate medication combination for her, but in the meantime - she has been hallucinating and physically fidgety... a miserable state.
Please give a moment or two to ask God to bring peace to this family. Peace in any and every sense of the word. My grandmother is very uncomfortable and quite confused - and my mom maybe faced again with witnessing her parent struggle to live, only two short year from her father's passing. I don't believe I myself, have really begun to process what this could mean and how serious this may become.
I am not going to question why. I know very well that the Lord has his reasons for his plans. We have truly seen that materialize for my mother since her battle, we are grateful for his reasons.
But since December 2009,
all have been faced with the fight of cancer.
What is so hard to swallow - is our complete inablity to understand why. But what I can accept, is that we just aren't meant to understand now.
But someday we will.