The wait is over
Posted in Nourishment for the Spirit » Kathy's Blog on Thursday, January 21, 2010

(Continued from 'Blah')

 

A true lesson in patience is waiting until 4 in the afternoon for an appointment with the oncologist. Considering that was Phoenix time, where my mom lives, I had to wait for her results even longer.


After dinner, I picked up my phone to text my sister to see if she had heard from her. Just then, my phone rang. It was mom.  I took a deep breath and listened.  She has B-cell AND T-cell.   B-cell is the ‘not-as-serious, we’ll-keep-an-eye-on-this’ lymphoma. T-cell is the ‘get-ready-for-a-fight, I’m-gonna-kick-your-ass’ lymphoma.

She’ll start chemo next week.   All I could think of at that moment was the irony in the fact that I just started a website to, in part, help people keep chemicals OUT of their bodies.   Now, my mom is about to lie on a table to be injected with that nasty-ass chemo for SIX hours!

First, she has to have a bone marrow test, I’m assuming to make sure the cancer has not spread. She also mentioned some type of alkaline treatment. I remember when Dr. Oz was in the studio and he mentioned that cancer feeds on an acidic environment so she needs to avoid as many acidic foods as possible and eat more alkaline foods.  I’m certain in the next 24 hours I will have a full list of those foods for her! (One of the character traits I got from my mother was the need to take care of other people….. especially those I love so much.)

When she finished explaining her diagnosis, she said, “I’m fine. I’m okay. I feel good about this”.  I really wanted to believe her. Did she really mean it? Or, is she looking out for the one’s she loves? Either way, my mom showed her true bravery today. 

 

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