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You members helped me so much times in the past ...
It'd be a shame if i wouldn't request your help in this case too!
Please help again! Thanks!
Yidaki, forget about those 60-70%. They are irrelevant. Whatever happens, happens, regardless of the (im)probability. And then you will have to live with it.
This does not necessarily mean that you as a person are helplessly at the mercy of a fate that you cannot influence. There is a strength in praying and I along with others will pray for you and your mother.
May whatever power you believe in be with you.
Walk in beauty.
FWIW, my mom-in-law had breast cancer that included her lymph nodes - nearly 40 years ago - before so many of today's treatments were available. She survived, even went on to have my husband (he wasn't born yet - thank goodness she did) We just had dinner with her tonight, it's pretty amazing when I think of the path she's walked.
So far, everything went pretty well. We took our chemo and i can tell you, i felt worse than her since i didn't know what to expect - nor did she though. She is so strong it's almost unbelievable. She slept more than me last night. She eats well and doesn't feel bad - except some minor headaches. We even have been for a 1,5 hour walk in the forest today. Although i doubt, i reall hope things will stay this well for the next couple of weeks. Next chemo will be in 14 days ...
She's very very proud of my friends - i told her about you all and about your kind words. Thanks!
I think that this thread is developing some dimensions that you will hardly have expected, Yidaki. "A Prayer for the Mothers"?
Over the next couple of days I intend to make some links to this thread from relevant places. I have not yet quite decided where those links should be. There are a couple of my own websites where an article might fit nicely in. And I am a member of another forum where it would be natural to start a thread on this topic and point here.
Just saw this thread. Haven't been around much lately.
You and your mum are definitely in my prayers, and will stay there. A good friend's wife went through this process last year but so far everything has been extremely successful, so keep faith, and look after you mum. She's lucky to have you and your concern.
Mum will take her third therapy on monday. So far everything looks fairly good. Some minor problems with the raspiration (asthma) and some heavy heart beats but nothing too worrying. The docs are more than cool. I shaved her head last friday since she had a growing hair loss and it looked uglier than now (without hairs). We've been joking a lot since because i don't have many more hairs either - naturally. :) I bought her some really trendy Jack Wolfskin fleece caps and she's pretty proud with them now. The tumor starts to shrink - from 3x5 cm to 2x4 cm (if memory serves me right) which is a proof that the chemo does its job. We're going to different doctors daily now - i stopped my work mostly - thank god i'm self employed.
Prayers still welcome anytime.
Hope your mum is happy with the new hats :)