Sunday, March 3, 2013

Each milestone I get to experience is beyond amazing.....

My sweet daughter called me one day in November to tell me she and her husband were expecting their first baby. Before I could comprehend that I was going to be a grandmother the BUT came. She was having symptoms indicating she was going to lose the baby. She went to the doctor several times in the next 2 weeks but continued to feel worse. Next thing I know, she is going to the Emergency Room for emergency surgery. As a mother, when you hear these words your adult daughter becomes a little girl again. I would give my life for this child and she was in such pain, emotionally and physically. She had an ectopic pregnancy and they had to remove a fallopian tube. She was so vulnerable, so sad and grieving and just had surgery. She and her husband were devastated as we all were. I cried, we cried. It was one of the saddest days of being a mother.

A few months later she calls me to tell me they are expecting but having problems. We were all afraid to feel excited, after several doctor appointments and some meds she has been able to carry the baby. We are still on pins and needles but hopeful as each week passes. She is now10 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I feel bad as they have been afraid  to celebrate; waiting for a few more weeks to pass until they can feel confident and "safe" that they will become parents of a beautiful baby--truly a gift.

My daughter is now 12 weeks pregnant and starting to have a tiny baby tummy. She is still having morning sickness--all day long.

Today my daughter and her husband got to tell the world that they are expecting their first baby. The first grandchild on both sides. It is going to be a wonderful life for this bundle of joy.

Once you had survived cancer the milestones in your life are even more fabulous. I am so very thankful to God every day for all the milestones I have gotten to experience. This milestone will be one of the happiest days of my life.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Ovary Lottery.......genetic mutations and such!

I went to genetic counseling as the Oncologist had me scared to death. I qualified for the testing due to my family history so now I have to wait a couple of weeks to see if I have one of the two breast cancer genes. So glad my name got chosen for the lottery, I feel like it is the luck of the draw. They may get my ovaries; so what do I get? Do I get to bait and shoot a deer or bear? Or do I win lots of money...those are the 2 lotteries I am familiar with. lol

Waiting on the results is making me anxious as the results will affect my daughter and my son so please say a prayer that the results are negative. Thank God, I am not waiting on biopsy results. After all a breast cancer patient does to become a survivor any minor surgery will be a piece of cake.

I will be a six year survivor in a few weeks so I can't believe I even have to be worrying about ovaries. I had thought this journey had ended. Some breast cancer histories just keep on giving their love and subtle reminders.