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It’s been ages since I last posted here. But here I am blogging because I got inspired by my cousin who, surprisingly, is into blogging also. I just finished reading his “unspoken thoughts,” and I was speechless on the topics he was talking about. He has given me the inspiration to do the same - blog about whatever that comes my way.
So I will start with what’s really going on with my family. My mother was diagnosed with
stage 2 breast cancer. Months ago while we were still in Paris, my mom noticed a lump on her left breast. Since we were nearing to going back in the Philippines, my parents decided to wait (because medical check-up in France is very expensive). A friend of my mom who has been living in Paris for more than 10 years now, is a breast cancer survivor. She warned my mom about this lump and told her to get it checked-up as soon as possible.
On the 3rd of February, around 18hours, our plane landed in NAIA terminal 1. By the time we arrived home, and saw my two sisters, my mom told them about the “tumor.” We immediately made an appointment with my tita, who is a former anesthesiologist (yes, that is a mouthful) but is now a cosmetic surgeon due to unwanted events which I think I’m not allowed to talk about. The following Monday, my tita voiced to my mom that she has to go to St Luke’S QC for a mammogram, and so we did. Results showed that there was a tumor on her left breast. The next step was to consult a doctor who specializes in breast cancer. My mother’s sister, tita #2, is a medical doctor but no longer works in a hospital, referred us to a specialist (Dra) in St Luke’s Global City. Dra at once, made an arrangement for a biopsy. Then on, we found out that it was STAGE 2 BREAST CANCER. And after running more tests in the hospital, doctors suggested to do a mastectomy (removal of the breast) and to remove all the lymph nodes in her left armpit. February 22nd, Ash Wednesday, the surgery was successful. My mom’s left breast is gone, and so is the 6-inch tumor.
Yesterday, March 19 2012, She had her first chemotherapy. She hasn’t been eating well since, but she’s okay. She’s taking medications as to prevent her from vomiting, but she still has loose bowel movement (LBM). Second day today, she’s doing better than yesterday and I’m hoping she’ll recover fast. :)
Dear friends and/or followers,
I am sincerely asking you to add my family in your prayers, especially my mom. She needs all the strength she has in her body to overcome what’s she’s going through. Help us also to be strong for her, and show no weakness to her so that she’ll know she WILL get through this. Thank you.