Glen Hope, PA USA
Hello Dear Friends,
I appologize for not being much of a presence here on Passions but the past year and a half has been a hetic one for me.
As most of you know, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in Sept. of 2007 and underwent major surgery to remove several tumors and her spleen and has been undergoing chemo since then. I thank you all for your prayers concerning this but am sorry to say we are still undertaking this long road. A week ago she went for her chemo and they would not do it as her CA 125 ( the cancer marker in blood ) was elevated for the first time in 6 months. They repeated the test on the chance that it was a fluke and the test came back even more elevated so they are doing a MRI of the brain, a bone scan, and a total body CAT scan to see if the cancer has returned and where.
My own mother had major back surger in June of this year and ended up with MRSA down to the bone which required her to go back in 2 more times to have the wound opened and cleaned. She spent several months in a nursing home and although she is home now she is unable to get around much and has lost all control of her bowel and bladder. Since she and my father, who is 82 and in the early stages of alzehiemers, live alone I've been spending a lot of time helping them out.
Rodger and I are both doing well and continue to work and are planning a cruise with my sister and her husband and my brother in April. I've written very little in the past year but hope that changes soon. I miss you all and want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
I am nothing special...and my name will soon be forgotten,but I've loved another with all my heart and soul,and to me,this has always been enough.~N.S