For those of you who don’t know my cousin Martha and her story here is a condensed version:
Martha-I had breast cancer 16 years ago and then again 13 years ago, and have been very blessed. Recently masses were found in my liver. They have determined that it is metastatic breast cancer. I know that God is in charge and His will will be done, but I do request your prayers.
She’s been taking chemo and today she got some good news:
The cancer is shrinking! The main tumor has shrunk 52% from the January tests! All the other spots are the same or decreased. My heart is strong so he wants me to do 3 more treatments and then come back. They will monitor my heart much closer from here on out, but he said as long as it is working and my heart is good, he wants to keep going! Originally he said a max of 8 of these treatments, but evidently my heart is strong and the results are really good, so why mess with a good thing? He said my weight loss (23 pounds). Is due to my lack of appetite from the chemo and not the cancer. We are very happy and thankful to God for answering all our prayers. Send up prayers of thanksgiving!
I love Martha so much and want her to have a happy and blessed Mother’s Day. I am so thankful for the good news about her cancer, but I know she dreads having more chemo. Hang tough, Martha. We love you very much!
Last chance to enter a mom you know in NanaHood’s Mother of the Year Contest
A friend of mine wrote to tell me that she hinted to her teenage daughter about the contest.”I thought if I mentioned it several times she would take the hint and enter me,” my friend said. “But it didn’t work. She told me if I thought it sounded so good I should enter her grandmother!
Contest entries end tonight. Get yours in by 10:00 p.m. Eastern time for a chance to win. Then watch NanaHood the next few days to read about the moms who were nominated. Voting starts Sunday morning and will last until Monday night at 6 pm when we announce the winner of the quilt.