My Mama

UPDATE: Her treatment scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled later this week or next week. We know this is part of HIS plan. Thank you all for the sweet comments and prayers, keep them coming!!! 

15 years ago today, we were frantically running around doing last minute stuff to get ready for the biggest day of my life. My Wedding Day. I'll never forget the look on my mom's face when I did my last dress fitting the DAY BEFORE MY WEDDING and the dress still didn't fit. If I hugged someone they were going to see the "girls". She very calmly went to the seamstress and explained that the dress didn't fit and needed to be fixed in the next few hours. Needless, to say she got the job done. 😉 and note to self, do not mess with the M.O.B! I mean Mother of the Bride or MOB, basically the same thing, right? 😂😂

Today is a very important day in her life. I will take her to receive her 1st of 35 radiation treatments. She was recently diagnosed with cancer of the tonsil. A while back, she felt something in the back of her throat and started to have difficulty swallowing. After going to 3 doctors, the 3rd doctor determined that she did have a growth on her left tonsil and decided to remove both of her tonsils on August 8th. The doctor wasn't sure how big the tumor was or how deep it was in her throat so he wasn't able to remove all of it. He sent the growth off to pathology and a week later we were notified that it was, in fact, the dreaded C word. More doctors appointments were made, lots of tears were shed, and prayers were prayed. 

This is the short version of her story. But the point of my post today is to ask you to keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers. She was fitted for a mask last Friday that she will wear during her treatments. The mask has no defined eyes, nose, or mouth holes which is terrible for a person who is extremely claustrophobic, which my mom is. Luckily, the treatments are really quick. She will receive radiation on both sides of her throat as a precaution because part of the tumor was on the back of her tongue and the tongue will "spit" cells to both sides. 

We have been told that she will start feeling the effects of the radiation in about 7-10 days. She will look like her skin is burnt and be extremely tired. One nurse told her that she will feel like she is sunburned on the inside. The doctor is over 90% sure that she will not have to have chemo, as well, which is a blessing. 

Over the next 7 weeks, she will receive her treatments. She will go 5 days a week for the 7 weeks. I ask you to pray for comfort, strength, and that her body will react correctly to the radiation to get rid of the tumor for good. We all know that everyone reacts differently to medications and treatments. 

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for saying a prayer for my sweet mama! She truly is my rock! I would be lost without her and my sister! 

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