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An update.

So I thought I would post a little  update on my mom and on my knitting.  I swear, this is not going to be a blog only about my mom’s health.  I will continue to post my crafts (when I’ve got them).

So my mom has had a billion tests done on her.  Seriously there have been a mammogram, CAT scan of her full body, bone scan, 3 or 4 different MRI, EKG, EEG, and there are some I don’t even know the names of, not to mention the millions of blood tests.  What it comes down to is that there is no cancer anywhere else in her body (just in her brain).  This is good and bad. Good because obviously my mom doesn’t have cancer spread throughout her body.  Bad because this means they have to do the biopsy in her brain.  If there was cancer elsewhere, they would choose to do the biopsy somewhere else.  She has 3 tumors in her brain, 2 are rather small (not sure on the exact size), the biggest tumor is 5 cms/2 inches big.   Tomorrow she is having the biopsy done on the largest tumor and they are going to try and remove the tumor as well. After the tumor has been removed then they can do the biopsy and determine exactly what kind of cancer it is and what stage the cancer is in.  From there we will know the treatment options.  So far, they cannot really say what’s going to happen until the biopsy is complete.  They do know that they will probably use radiation to “zap” the smaller tumors (yes, that is the medical term the doctor actually used).  So far, the doctors have not talked about long term effects or survival rates.  So if you are the praying type, well we could use a little prayer here.

Everyone asks how I am, here is my response “I am doing the best I can”.   That’s all I can really do, right?

So here’s some knitting. Once again, knitting is really getting me through this rough time.  I finally started working on my nephew-to-be’s baby blanket.  I am going with the Ribbons Baby Blanket (ravelry link).  I have made this before and I thought it came out really cute, and was fairly fast to knit.  I am using Cotton-ease and size US 7 needles.  The colors were chosen because they were colors I had on hand (and I happened to like the color combo).  I think the colors make the blanket look kinda modern, not to babyish.  The blue is the “old” cotton-ease and the other colors are the “new” stuff.  I did have to buy more of the lighter color (stone) and more of the green (lime).  I am doing random sized stripes.  The blanket is flying off my needles.  I started on Sept. 11 and I am currently about 75% done (might be more, I need to try to stretch it out better).

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2 Responses

  1. I just found your blog through Ravelry. I’m so sorry to hear about what your mom is going through. I wish her the best.
    I love your work.

  2. I just stopped by to thank you for your very reassuring comment on my blog. It’s good to hear from someone who has gone before that these issues she is currently dealing with will lesson with treatment. I hope your mom is doing well.

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