Monday, March 21, 2022

Not Today

 Today is the day I usually post something random and something happy... but...  

Many of you know my mom has had various health issues including breaking her hip and loss of cognitive functioning requiring a move to an assisted living facility.  What you may not know is she has survived so much already!  My father's sudden death, lung cancer, breast cancer, auto-immune disorders, and a whole list of other ailments.  

My beautiful mom and sister.
Photobooth fun at my daughter's wedding.

A few days ago, I learned my sister has been diagnosed with endometrial Clear Cell AdenoCarcinoma.  I will save all the details leading up to the diagnosis, but suffice it to say they should have done her surgery as soon as she began having symptoms, but they did not treat it urgently.

Clear Cell Carcinoma is rare (less than 5% of all endometrial cancers), and it is aggressive. And it scares the *bleep* out of me!  I have looked at the 5 year prognosis (68% is the general consensus).  I can't imagine not having my sister in that short amount of time! I know I need to be positive, but it's dang hard right now! She will have at least six months of chemo and radiation.

About a year ago, my doctor suggested I have genetic testing due to my mom's history.  At the time, I decided I didn't want to know if I carried certain genes.  I've since changed my mind.  I don't have the appointment set yet, and I don't know if insurance covers any part of it, but I am going to have it regardless. I would love to hear from anyone who has gone through genetic testing.

So I can't bring you any random or happy in this post.  Nope.  Not today.


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  2. We are so sorry to hear about your sister. Health issues can be so sneaky, going on inside us without anyone knowing. Hopefully your sister will do well with the treatment and stop that terrible thing!

  3. I'm so sorry you're going through this with your sister. I have no clue on this testing, but I can see why you'd want to get tested.

    Have a blessed day. Big healing hugs to you and your sister. ♥

  4. My heart aches for her and for all of the family, you will continue to be in my prayers.

  5. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! It means a lot!


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