Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th

And tomorrow is the day I go with my mom to find out if her cancer is treatable. We just received confirmation / diagnosis that it is in fact cancer last week, but we've been going through tests the past 4 weeks.

My mom's not superstitious - other than believing full moons bring out the crazies to the hospital. She's a nurse, and she used to work in emerg (that's more often referred to as e.r. on tv shows). She's worked in ICU the past 15 years - intensive care, where the sickest of the sick go, which requires some of the best nurses (often determined by test marks) and only takes doctors with double specialties. She likes that they don't get the same crazies on full moons (though some patients with psychiatric disorders, geriatric illnesses or dementia will react more erratically, it's not the same). She's also worked in NICU (premature babies) and CCU (cardiac care). As you might guess, it was in emerg that she particularly hated working on full moons. Anyway, I digress.

We just want to know, to get answers. And we want good news. (Damn, we're selfish, eh?) You may think I'm weird, to keep on with normal life (as much as possible). But that's what I have to do.

Oh, and I'm on the road right now. Or I should be. Many of my posts are written the night before, and set up to post first thing in the morning (usually 7 or 8 am). I don't know why I'm in that habit. I just am. Normally, I'm brushing my teeth around 7 am. I have to be at another office (2 hours away) for 8 am, so if I'm not on the road when this is posted, then I'm going to be very late!

Update: it's treatable, but not curable. Meaning, they might be able to stop growth, or maybe even shrink the cancer, but there is no cure to beat it. The good thing: it is treatable. Not all cancers are treatable, and in fact a couple other types of kidney cancer are not at all treatable. So we focus on the good. We are thankful for the good.

Thank you for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

15 comments:

London bride said...

Good luck, my thoughts are with you both. LB x

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Good luck Krista. Fingers crossed.

Jess said...

I'll be thinking of you and your Mom tomorrow. Good luck!

DCKate said...

I'll be thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed for good news about your mom.

Once A Bride said...

My prayers are with her...

melissa said...

I will be thinking of you both today.

Carly said...

Krista, I am so sorry to hear about this. I am thinking good, positive thoughts for your mom today and tomorrow. {Big Hugs}

Brunhilda said...

I will send good vibes up your way as well. I hope you get what you are wishing for!

P.S. When I worked in a daycare I swear the kids got a bit batty when there was full moon!

Wedding Corner said...

I am sorry to hear about that.
I keep her in my prayers...
~Lilian~

Christiana said...

Good luck Krista, I too will keep her in my prayers. <3

Cyd said...

As you well know, I'm rooting for your mom. Keep me posted and I hope all goes well.

Bridechka said...

Good luck darling, you and your family are in my thoughts.

Krista said...

Thank you for your kindness, for holding my mom & me in your thoughts and prayers. I hope this treatment works.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

I'm sorry to hear it's not curable; but treatable is good news. I hope it works. My thoughts are with you.

Christiana said...

I'm so sorry and yet happy for you and your family at the same time. I'm grateful that it is treatable and I'm so happy that you are looking on the sunnier side of such a difficult situation. Both Nick and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. <3