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Monday, February 15, 2010

Oh goddammit

There's about a 90% chance my mother has ovarian cancer. She had some tests today, and a CAT scan is scheduled for Thursday. We should know for sure next Monday.

Either way, she's scheduled to have her ovaries removed. The big question is if they're removed by a gynecologist or an oncologist.

The good news is that she's in her 70s, so losing her ovaries is no big whoop. And she's in great shape (2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate).

The bad news is that she's at that age where it takes people forever to recover from even minimally invasive procedures. It's a good thing I'm here to help around the house or things would really go to hell.

We are not thinking about the possibility of worse news.


  1. Best of luck.
    As a fellow practitioner of the art, I just wanna say that people who practice Shotokan are tough as nails. as a black belt, this won't even be a blip on her radar. :-D

  2. I hope it is Stage I, caught early. The Survival rate for ovaraian cancer is off-the-charts better the earlier it is caught. Hang in there!

  3. Oh, Sweetie. *HUGS* I'll be praying for you both. Keep us posted.


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