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May. 18th, 2006 @ 06:28 pm It just keeps coming.
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Mom's remission turned out to be really short. Her cancer is back and now they are going to use radiation therapy.
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From:jonesybunny
Date:May 18th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
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-HUGS-
From:brahma_minotaur
Date:May 18th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* I'll be thinking about you.
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From:chirik
Date:May 18th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
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*hugs*
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From:prickvixen
Date:May 18th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
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*hug* I'm sorry...
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From:twentythoughts
Date:May 18th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
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*hugs tight*
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From:tyrc
Date:May 19th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
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*hugs tight..* Oh, dear..
From:momentrabbit
Date:May 19th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
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*hugs* and sympathies.
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From:glashund
Date:May 19th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry.
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From:expandranon
Date:May 19th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
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Ugh, such sad news to see on returning to LJ. I hope something improves and goes your way sometime soon.
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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:May 19th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
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Sorry for the repetition, but *hugs*
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From:ilthuain
Date:May 19th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)

You got the hugs, now you get THE DRUGS.

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Actually, no drugs, just a different perspective.

Cancer is a real bitch. Just when you think it's down it pops back up for another round. There's a reason they call it 'fighting cancer', because it isn't the kind of thing that either kills you outright or can be solved with a pill. This fucker tests you, tests your family, and drains your strength.

Now, I don't know you mother, but I can only assume she's a tough lady who doesn't accept bullshit if she raised you. Radiotherapy is one great way to kill bullshit. The struggle is going to be real long, but she can fight it. You have to be in her corner when she needs you.

So... no matter how hard it is, you have to work up the strength so she can lean on you from time to time. I know with all the other stuff going gonzo in your life right now that totally sucks and is wholly unfair, but that's what has to be done. You're strong too, and if your mom ever needed you to show your strength now's the time.

Cancer feeds off of two things: healthy cells and despair. Her oncologist can take care of one, but the other is in the hands of her loved ones. Grit your teeth and remember, this isn't defeat, this isn't a death sentence, this is just another round.

And yeah, *hugs*. Pass that hug along to mom.
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From:ionotter
Date:May 19th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)

Oh dear...

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*HUGS* Lemme know if there's anything I can do to help you and your family out while I'm in the area.
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From:bfdragon
Date:May 19th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
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*hugs*
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From:llyander
Date:May 19th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
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Oh hon, that sucks. :( Well, if you need anything we'll be around.

Take care of yourself.
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From:robertliguori
Date:May 19th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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That sucks. Good luck, and good wishes.
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From:animakitty
Date:May 19th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)

Crud.

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If she's going to have some extended stays in the hospital, I recommend getting her a little mp3 player and loading it up with music for her. It really helped distract my Mom when she was in the hospital following her car wreck. I wish you both the best.
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From:slowstorm
Date:May 19th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear this. Hoping for the best...