Thursday, August 6, 2009

please send prayers and patience our way

I'm looking for prayers today, friends.

My mom is currently having surgery for her breast cancer. I was just informed that her lymph nodes are clear, which is excellent news. She is still in surgery, though (has been for about two and a half hours now.)

Mom doesn't do well with doctors, hospitals, or surgeries. In fact, just walking into a medical facility makes her blood pressure go sky high. (Just before surgery it dropped - yes, dropped - to 222/111.)

She also doesn't tolerate medications well AT ALL. We joke that she is sensitive to the world, and it's just too true.

Add to Mom's troubles the fact that she is also anxiety-filled and impatient. It's been a rough day.

I'm holding up well, praise God, but she could use some extra prayers.

I'm trying to cash in on the opportunity to learn a virtue I REALLY lack. (More about that here.)


Laura said...

I just said a "Hail Mary" for your mom. I named her specifically as "Cathy's Mom" and I know this is hard for you so next I will say a prayer for you.
My mother was in the hospital for several days last week with kidney stone issues and a cancer scare.
Needless to say (but I'm saying it)..I'm still shaking from it.
God bless you.

momto5minnies said...

(((CATHY)))) ... you are a wonderful daughter. I will pray for a good recovery and hospital experience for you mom. Prayers of patience and understanding will go out to you. I know how hard it is to have an ailing parent.


Aussie Therese said...

prayers for you mother Cathy. So glad the lymph glands are clear.

Kim H. said...

Putting your Mom AND you right at the top of the list my evening prayers tonight!

Please keep us posted.

I send extra tight HUGS your way.
God bless, honey.

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly said...

Sending lots of prayers your way...