|Some lavender I picked while on a walk with my sister and mom.|
I spent the last few weeks in California with my family. It was good to be home, but also a bit traumatic. During my stay, my mother told my sister and I the doctors gave her a year- maybe more, but that was their best estimate. She has what's called Uterine Serous Papillary Adenocarcinoma and is looking for any doctors or clinics who specialize in it. It's a very rare and aggressive cancer, so time is critical. What's more, the last time she had chemo, she nearly died so we're crossing our fingers this time around she won't have such a bad reaction.
Basically, anything can happen so we're preparing for the worse. It's terminal but we're hoping to prolong her life as long as possible. As a daughter with a perfect mother, this is a nightmare.
While I was at her house, I spent most of the time going through her belongings so she knows what I want and what she can give away. As horrible as that seems, it was a powerful way to connect with her through her belongings and the stories they hold.
So things are shifted in my life, to say the least. I live so far away, I'm trying to figure out ways to be close to her. I've decided to dedicate the blog to her. I started blogging as a way to keep my family up to date with my life, but they never really read it (I'm not sure they do now), but since we don't know how much longer she has, I thought it would be a good way to let her know all my travels, adventures, and daily life. It just feels right.
So that's an update. If you know any good cancer doctors and are willing to give a recommendation to them, please let me know. We're trying to get as much help as possible and it's not easy finding good medical care.
Love you all and thank you for your help.