So, I haven’t updated this in quite some time. Things have been on the hectic side. At first, the good kind of hectic and then later down the line, the bad.
This summer, I had a work hiatus which gave me some free time but not only that the stars aligned to my favor and I actually managed to bring my mom to California for a visit! I’ve been living here for four years and this will be the first time she’s been since I moved. She enjoyed a day at Disneyland, (which she hasn’t seen in 16 years!) dining, the spa and meeting my crew and friends at work. She really enjoyed herself and I’m glad she got to experience a glimpse of what can be. The sad thing is, she only got to be here for one week.
I did notice she lost some steam since I last saw her. The past few months, my mom grew very sick. Not too much was known at the time. Things were starting to get looked at right before her visit to California. I didn’t want to take her away from her appointments even though she was having a good time. So I had to cut her visit short. As soon as she got back from her trip the doctors responded to us with her current status and results.
My mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer….
We just can’t catch a break it seems… I’ve been dealing with the news and that’s why I haven’t been able to update as much as I should. It’s been tearing me a part since she’s such a good person.
They performed a CT scan and luckily it’s only located in her colon. She’s been doing her chemotherapy and radiation the past few weeks. It was that or cutting it out and risking her having to attach a bag to her for the rest of her life. The doctor said that it IS curable if she keeps going to her sessions. Which is a very positive thing.
I told her about all the generous people and friends who donated to this fundraiser. I told her people DO care for her and are thinking of her. I still haven’t told her the amount though. I would love to tell her that the full total was raised. I’m hoping she is cured after all this and she can FINALLY come to California for good. I want her to know that we made our goal.
She is in high spirits even with the tragic news and is taking this on day by day. Like she always does.
I’m at the low end of the stick right now and it would mean a lot for the additional help. I just want to finish what I started. Ya know? I want her to have another chance and start a new when she’s cured. Thanks, all. The donation link is located on this post~