High and Low

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'll start with the low: my grandma (the precious, small, cute, (fragile) kind) has not been feeling well and had surgery yesterday wherein they found a cancerous tumor in her colon/intestine. Four (including my dad) out of the five of her kids do not want to pursue chemo, as she is 86 and is fragile anyway, and chemo is tough on swarthy 60 year old's. While I tend to agree, I can't imagine how hard it would be to just not try to help her get better. My mom's family had to deal with this last year after my grandpa's diagnosis of mesothelioma. Praying our baby will bring a much needed ray of life to our families who have had quite a rough last 12 months of losing loved ones and sick loved ones. Prayers for my grandma and everyone who loves her are much appreciated :)

And I'll end with the high: Yesterday Carlia honored me for her Wednesday series "Hero Humpday"! I was very humbled to have been nominated, and I continue to hope that our journey inspires each of you to keep on keepin' on as you long to fill your home with a little one. There are definitely humps to get over, and I am just glad to be a part of this community which encourages each of us to tackle the hump and continue to put one foot in front of the other!!

7 comments:

Coco said...

Oh no! I am SO sorry! Intestinal cancer sucks... well all cancer sucks really. I can't say enough how much I hate cancer. If they decide not to pursue any treatment, they should find out upfront what type of pain she will deal with as the cancer grows. Sometimes it's worth doing the chemo (even if it kills you) to avoid the pain of the cancer. At least that's what we decided for my dad. Such hard decisions. Praying for her and all of you. *hugs*

And congrats on your hump award! Haha. I love that an infertility/pregnancy blog gets a hump award. Tee hee. I'm so juvenile. :)

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the diagnosis. I'll be keeping them in my thoughts.

Baby Hopes said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma. I lost my grandfather to colon cancer in 2005. Congrats on a much deserved award!

Josey said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. :( I'll be thinking of your family.

You totally deserve the award!

Adele said...

A, I'm so sorry about your grandmother. Were they able to surgically remove all of the tumor? It's such a hard decision. So sorry (but so glad that you will shortly be bringing a great deal of joy into your family sphere).

Lady Grey said...

Will definately be praying for your Grandma and your family. So glad your baby can be a huge encouragement and joy to your family at this difficult time.

myjourneythruinfertility said...

so sorry to hear about your grandmother- will keep you and your family in my prayers