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Nov 13, 2012 - 14 comments

My mom went in for a hysterectomy and once they got a better look, they realized the cancer had spread all throughout her stomach and intestines, uterus and colon.  She had a test a week before, colonoscopy and endo - both the dr said she was fine, so this was a huge surprise to us.  
The surgeon came out and said I'm afraid I have some bad news, we have to change directions now with the plan.  He explained everything to us very well - but all I heard was Stage 4 - aggressive - and the look on his face.  He told us that the next step was for her to heal from the surgery, she had a large incesion and that needed to heal first.  In two weeks she would come in for a follow up and to discuss the plan of treatment. She will need 3 cycles of chemo, petscan and then if all looks better, surgery to remove the rest of the cancer.  He told us it would be a tough road ahead and that he would answer all of our questions.  My dad looked a mess and my sister wasn't much better.  It's been a long weekend to say the least.  
I'll update more later.... Please keep my mom in your prayers!

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by beddajess, Nov 13, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear this and my heart is saddened for you and your family. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm all ears. I've lost my mother n one of my best friends lost her dear mother to stage 4 cervical cancer. I'm saying many prayers for your Momma n you n your family. Xoxo

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by Hopefulcb, Nov 13, 2012
Prayers coming your way. Hang in there - there is so much research in the cancer field. Lots of reasons to be optimistic that the treatments will help.

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by mhv, Nov 13, 2012
Your mom and your family are being prayed for!  Hugs my dear friend.

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by Helen72, Nov 13, 2012
I am so very sorry...  Cancer is devastating.

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by Leatha, Nov 13, 2012
Sending out love to you and your family.

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by Risa615, Nov 13, 2012
Sending prayers and hugs Joanne. So sorry your mom is sick.

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by retta483, Nov 13, 2012
=( So sorry sweetie . I'm keeping you both in my prayers !

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by hopeitworks, Nov 14, 2012
Oh Joanne I have tears and goosebumps as I read this. I am so sorry the surgery wasnt what you had expected it to be. Please know that your mom is in our nightly prayers.  Sending loads of support and hugs. xoxo Leanne

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by journey2motherhood, Nov 14, 2012
Thank you ladies.

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by Moma_Cher, Nov 15, 2012
Your Mom is in my prayers. What devestating news... I am so so sorry. Dr is right, It will be a long and trying road and I pray she kicks cancers ***! Sending you love and prayers for strength.

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by TTC2006, Nov 15, 2012
Sending you hugs and thoughts of healing!

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by haz1104, Nov 16, 2012
praying for ur mum and all cancer patients to feels better..just b patient and have faith in God..she is in good hands and I'm sure she'll get better soon..I'm so sorry things didn't go the way they were supposed to go..b strong.

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by sisi2399, Nov 16, 2012
I am really sorry about your mom situation.  Please know I have her in my prayers

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by globetrot, Dec 06, 2012
Praying every day for your family.

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