Monday, August 20, 2012

The Bad News

 My step mom was sick for a few weeks after a trip back home to Holland. It was taking forever to recover and finally she became very ill and was hospitalized. They found a spot on her lung. Pneumonia, TB or Cancer. They told her she had pneumonia and released her. More results, it's cancer. So now we wait. Another consult, stage 3. So now we wait again. Waiting to see if what they found in her lymph nodes, liver and throat is cancer. We wait.

 This is so difficult. Her and my dad are so positive right now and I am so happy for that. I refuse to cry when I talk to them, it's terrible I just have to get off the phone. I haven't seen her yet. I am definitely the kind of person who prefers to stuff my painful emotions so I don't know how it will go when I do see her.

 I must say I am pretty sick of cancer. I know, who isn't right. It's just been so much. Not just people I care about but friends losing family members all around me. I just can't stand it anymore!

I have my own opinion on the whole thing of course. I have learned so much over the years about food and our health and a little over a year ago I started a health & wellness business and have learned so much. Too much maybe but I am taking steps towards the best health I can have and I want DESPERATELY to share what I know with everyone. But who is really willing to hear and learn? Many I hope. My step mom, I hope....


  1. Lisa,
    This is a very difficult time for all. No matter what is said to you and your family it doesnt change your feelings of hurt and sadness, Praise God He has given me more strength through all these battles of family going through treatments, friends going through and especially when they fought the fight with all their strength and lost the battle! I just told someone today, I cant stand to even hear the word Cancer lately. Put your faith where you know it belongs and He will bring you through this! I know, He is faithful! Prayers & love to you and your family! Love ya Jan

  2. Lisa, thank you for sharing this blog. I am shocked that Aunt Adriana has been diagnosed with cancer. I will keep you, Uncle Moses and elegant and lovely Adriana in our prayers. She has always been very good to me, Bret and my Mom. A beacon of light. Truly amazing.

  3. Jan, thanks so much for all of your support. You know I appreciate and love you.

  4. Vikki, Sorry I wasn't thinking when I posted this. I assumed my dad had shared the news with the family. She is ready to fight and not give up. Thanks you for your prayers.