Saturday, October 23, 2010

Celebrating another anniversary

I woke up this morning thinking about Chris's mom. This time last year, I was sitting in the hospital in Sedalia. Chris's mom was undergoing surgery to remove cancer from one of her breasts. We were all pretty tired, but I remember just sitting there holding Chris's hand the whole time and watching the TV screen looking for Cheryl's number to pop up to let us know how the surgery was going. Chris was really worried becuase he lost his grandfather to cancer. The other TV was on talking about a girl that had been missing who come to find out was killed by her 15 year old neighbor. We were able to leave the hospital shortly after lunch time. Cheryl took it all very well. When we got to the house, she ate lunch and went to bed. She did sleep most of the day, but didn't complain too much about the pain.

The docs ran a test on her tumor and it is only 6% likely to return. She went through 6 weeks of radiation. I hope that she never has to go through that again. She was fortunate that the doctors caught it early enough. This just speaks highly about the importance of getting yearly mamograms. It can save your life.

So today we celebrate Cheryl being cancer free for one year! I love you Cheryl!

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