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GOOD NEWS!

I talked to my mom's doctor yesterday and they believe they got ALL of the cancer!!!!! Since she has been doing so well, taking her meds, eating (with the help of an appetite stimulant pill), her head is clearer, and we BEAT the cancer's ass, I have allowed her to go to her apartment at the senior center. I check in on her regularly, as does the nurse and her neurologist. In two weeks, her blood will be drawn by the home health nurse and if it is up to normal again, we can schedule her double knee replacement.

Things are looking so good. I feel like we've crossed a hurdle and gotten my mom back on track. I also feel like I've gotten a piece of myself back by being able to have her back in her apartment for a short while. It gives her some independence and gives me some time outside of the caregiver role.

Anyway, Go MOM!!!! This is THREE TIMES you have kicked cancer's ass. When will it ever learn you aren't one to be messed with? :)

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georgiaskydiver
May. 6th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic news!!!!!!
trshtwns01
May. 7th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
It made my weekend wonderful, to be sure. Of course, it made me broke over the course of a couple of months, but after June 5th I won't have any more $1000 payments for pre-school, so I can build back up my savings. Mom is on a fixed income, so having to pay for the extra medicines, all of the gas to drive her everywhere, extra food in the house for a diabetic, etc. fell to me. I don't mind it at all, but I did inadvertently 'overspend'. I'm just glad I've got a bank I've been with for 10 years which doesn't bounce my checks. They charge me the bounce check fee, but they just take my balance negative, knowing I have a direct deposit every 2 weeks. *laugh* I would be SCREWED if they actually bounced a check on me!

I don't like not having cash. That means my shopping habit had to go on credit cards the past two months! *chuckle* Now I can get all this 'serious' stuff off my mind and just enjoy having a grandmother around for my kids. :)
rexs_wife
May. 7th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
*BIG HUGS* I'm so happy for you and your mom!!! That's great news!!
trshtwns01
May. 7th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! Thanks. :)
morzsa
May. 7th, 2006 09:00 am (UTC)
Yay for your Mum!
trshtwns01
May. 7th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
She's stronger than she knows.
kodakrome
May. 7th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
that's great news!
trshtwns01
May. 7th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, you one-year-older lady :)

BTW - Your hair looked HAWESOME in the pics you posted. Looks like you had a great one and have found some good friends up there in the great white north.
dawsongirl70
May. 8th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
trshtwns01
May. 8th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
It's good news all around!!!!

Thanks, you newlywed, you :) Mrs. Wilson. See, instead of the URL you guys got, it would have been great if you had been able to get www.www.com :)
standbackstevie
May. 8th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
Excellent news! I'm so happy for you and your family! :-)
darkjenna
May. 8th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Way to go! Awesome news!

Keeping you both in my prayers though. :D *does the limpy gimpy happy dance of joy*
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