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January 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
TeresaMomTo2Boys's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Back in late 2005, early 2006 my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was a fighter and stayed strong and fought her way through lots of meds as well as chemo treatments. She even had the strength to make Aidan a baby blanket which she didnt get to finish due to the chemo making her ill. She has been doing well but tired the past 2 years. The cancer is gone and that is great. She even made all her kids, grandkids and in law kids dish towels for every day

I even cried when I opened them from Christmas because it made my heart sad that one day I will no longer be receiving these HAND MADE/HAND SEWN towels/blankets/etc

Well, today....this afternoon while I was in the shower, I receive an email from my aunt who lives across the street from my grandparents

Grandma hasn't been doing too well. I just wanted to give you all a heads up.
She actually went to her doctor without my having to push her into it. That in
itself tells me something. She just doesn't feel well. She is running a low
grade fever off and on. Dr didn't run any blood tests, but did give
her a physical and said she didn't find anything wrong.
Grandma goes back to the oncologist on Feb. 16. She is scheduled for a bone
density, mamogram, and chest x-ray, and blood test. I don't know what the tests
will show. However, I think she believes that her cancer may be returning
Grandma is having trouble eating. I have offered to do the cooking of the
evening meal, but she very firmly says no. I do get away with cooking once or
twice a week.

Please keep her in your T&P's for us please. I can't bear to lose her.....she was doing so great and doing more than she had been doing before the cancer a few years ago. I dont know what to do or say anymore....I am just heartbroken.

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January 24th, 2009, 04:29 PM
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I know its all scary and hard. I remember all too well hearing my grandma had lung cancer, I can't imagine what it must feel like to feel that after beating it it may be back. I will be praying for her and for your family. Please, if you need anything, someone to talk to, someone to vent at, anything at all, let me know.
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January 24th, 2009, 08:35 PM
TeresaMomTo2Boys's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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thanks traci...i appreciate it....! i haven't heard anything all night from my aunt but i got my grandmother a card today and had aidan color a picture for her

this is the last photo i took with her back in april 2007

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January 27th, 2009, 03:53 PM
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I am sorry, I know this is very hard for you. I will be thinking about you and praying for you and your grandmother. It is very sweet that you have such wonderful handmade memories of her.

Special thanks to Marie "IBakeBoys08" for my beautiful siggy!!

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