Friday, 18 January 2008

Update on Mum

Some of you may remember that in December I posted about my mum who has been battling cancer which has come back for a third time 18 months ago and that the stem cell treatment she was hoping to have wasn't an option for her.

Well she had a scan at the beginning of the year and has been to see her specialist yesterday. The scan has come back really well and they are now going to put her on chemo every 3 months for a couple of hours for the next 2 years, mum says this is maintenance treatment!!!!

They will keep the stem cells they did manage to obtain, so if her cancer every becomes untreatable they will try the stem cell treatment as a last option. At the moment, if they went ahead with the stem cell treatment she could be putting her life at risk with the treatment or end up having blood transfusions as she has so few stem cells left.

Mum seems really positive, so if she is happy so am I!!!

11 comments:

Joani said...

Tara, I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Having a positive outlook really helps!
Hugs,
Joani

Diane said...

Tara, I guess I missed the earlier post. You and your Mom are in my prayers! Wonderful that you Mom is happy, attitude is more than half the battle! Keep us updated.
Diane

Jo said...

This sounds like good news to me! Glad your Mum is so positive.

Marlou said...

I will remember to pray for your mum Tara :) The Lord is very good :) x

juliejules said...

Hi Tara, keep your chin up and sty positive like your Mum, Hugs Jules xx

Sarah said...

Good news...sounds like your Mum has the right attitude...love to you both.

Suzanne said...

Pleased to hear the news is more positive, your mum sounds like a very brave lady. Sending love and good wishes. Sue :o)

NattyK said...

This is great positive news. My brilliant mother in law has had breast cancer twice and has always been postivie, and this summer she is having a party as it is 20 years since she was first diagnosed and she is better than ever. Her saying is Life is for living and enjoy every day. Give your mum all my love. x

All Pink girl said...

Thats great news ,just stay positive i know its hard xxxx
thinking about you all Dawnx

Michelle said...

Here's too more positive thoughts! Sending them your way. Thanks for the update.

Michelle

Michelle said...

Thank you for keeping us updated, I am glad that your mum is happy and that you are too. Sending you mum my love and best wishes :0) x