Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Journey Continues

The verdict is in. The news is good. The journey continues. My Mother is a candidate for the surgery to remove and ablate the cancerous tumors on her liver. The scan revealed the tumors are dormant and there is not a speck of cancer anywhere else in her body. With scheduling luck, the lengthy operation will take place mid-August. I am grateful.

But. For 4 days prior to the final verdict given by the liver surgeon, we were under the impression, as per a short conversation with the oncologist, that the tumors had disappeared. That the miraculous had occurred. That the surgery was not necessary. That the tears of relief I shed from the kneeling position, while on the phone with my crying Mother, were the sweetest tears of a lifetime. It felt so right and true for her to be beyond this nerve-wracking dream. It felt so right.

So we cried again. And I promised her I would be sitting on the edge of my seat in the waiting room, for all the hours it took the surgeon to perform his best skills, willing her through the darkness. We will carry on undaunted. We will carry on with love. We will carry on.

I will hold in my heart, my stronger-than-I-realize heart, that the miraculous will come.


  1. oh what a courageous post! so many beautiful wishes

  2. Keeping your mom in my thoughts and prayers Graciel.
    I have a feeling all will be well. Stay strong. xo

  3. I join my prayers with yours. Together, we storm the heavens with prayers no angel, or God himself, can refuse.

  4. sugarfreeseer7/19/2009

    Don't forget the Flowers!

  5. susan@80o7/19/2009

    Today is my birthday and it actually turned out to be one of the most depressed days of my entire life, so it was very good to read the hopeful news about your mother's health and treatment. I wish you both well on your shared journey. You are blessings in each other's lives.

  6. More thoughts and prayers to your mom...may all be well! :o)

  7. I will continue to hold both you and your mom in my heart and in my prayers. I know the miraculous will come as well.

    Peace and love -

  8. Anonymous7/20/2009

    This is wonderful news! There is strength in numbers and I add you and your mother to my heart thoughts.

  9. Loving energy to you and your mom Graciel.
    I also forgot to mention you as one of my leading ladies on Decor8 today and you are. Your writing and strength is truly inspiring to me.

  10. I am so happy to hear that the news is hopeful. Sending you both, healing thoughts and prayers and big, big hugs.

  11. Oh my, what an emotional roller coaster for you both. Positive thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother, Graciel. I will be thinking of you when it is time for her surgery. Hugs to you, hon.


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