Saturday, May 30, 2009
I am so PROUD of MY MOM
I am so grateful and proud that my mom was able to go to sea world with my twin nephews and my sister (their mom) Yes my sister has twins on her bday. They turned 7 today. Honestly I am not sure when The Lung Cancer clock started but it was just over a year ago when mom's DR's told her she had lung cancer it was July 22,08 when we found out it was stage IV. Mom is an AMAZING FIGHTER, keep that in mind if you were recently DX with LC. One Year is a HUGE milestone, and mom has bunches more!
If you read my last post you will know her lung tumors shrunk my 70%. Surround yourself with positive people and positive things happen.
Mom's DR never told her how long she had to live, She (mom's DR) said that was up to her. I hear so often that DR's say you have 6 months to a year to live. When did a med degree make you god?
I am so happy and grateful for every moment I get to see and or talk to my mom. I live in Phx, AZ, and mom lives in San Diego CA, however I make the trip every 3-4 weeks. Something I should have always done, but never had the time or money. Well when you something is important the time and money shows up, even when you are faced with forecloser.
My mom is beating amazing odds, and for that I am so proud. I have never been more proud to be HER son. She is finally living life and enjoying life (minus a few chemo set backs).
If you are newly DX or had some set backs ( my moms tumors grew after her second chemo treatment) don't give up the faith. As the one fighting Lung Cancer Focus on what YOU WANT, what do you want to do? What do you want to see? Even through the pain, know what you want, and you can beat is horrible cancer, we call the silent killer, (for now).
Stand up and make a voice share your story, whether you are dealing with cancer in your body, you are a husband or wife, daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson,friend, a co worker of someone dealing with it on any level. Grasping for your next breath is hard. I have seen first hand my mom do it. Hooked to machines.
But her attitude has changed it all. Maybe its the way it brought our family closer, and for that I am thankful mom has lung cancer. But more than that its the way mom has a new passion to live and give, and make the most of every day. For the first time in my 36 years, I see my mom living for her, and not her kids, or grandkids. Don't get me wrong she treats us like gold. But she treats herself like titanium.
She is not ready to give up the fight, however if she ever is, I will be the first to say how PROUD I am of her. She fought this hard, and her fight is still STRONG.
If you are recently DX with LC, fight with all you have, enjoy life, its ok to cry, its better to laugh, regardless you just need to live.
My mom does not have internet skills so I am pretty certain she will never read this. But I want to close with I am the PROUDEST SON ON THE PLANET!!!!
The road has been long and hard, but it was just over a year ago when she was told she needed a CT scan, they found something.
They Found ALOT, but the one thing they found, that no one was looking for was a WILL TO LIVE!!!
Mom I hope someday you read this!
I love you!