It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything because it’s been fairly uneventful. Resting, gaining strength and trying to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis. We’re all doing it, and some days it’s simply easier to do than on others.
Mom has now recovered from her lung wedge resection surgery which removed a section of her left lung containing a small cancerous mass. She’s back to walking around without huffing and puffing, and doesn’t need oxygen as she did after the surgery. The spot in her lung was not the same kind of cancer that’s in her pancreas. That cancer is gone and now she’s been given the thumbs up to consider another surgery to cut out the mass in her pancreas.
The question is: “Can it be done, and if so can it be done non-invasively?”
Tomorrow we’ll know.
I’ll drive her to Portland and in the afternoon we’ll be meeting with Dr.Billingsley at OHSU to hear what he thinks the next step in her care should be. It’s difficult not to project ahead and assume certain things, but since neither of us are oncologists we decided it’s best to try not to do this.
While tired all of the time now, Mom looks good. She’s lost a little weight, but not much and isn’t having pain, which is great. She’s still got her sense of humor and this is something we both try to cultivate at every turn.
Sometimes things almost seem normal.