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Friday, May 2, 2014

Cancer Returns

Easter 2014
A little over two years ago, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was caught early and treated successfully with a cyberknife procedure.

After an early April catscan revealed some change in the lymph nodes in the same area of her right lung, a petscan was ordered. The petscan is used to reveal cancerous cells by "lighting up" during the test. Mom had several that lit up.

She'll head down to Houston later this month for a biopsy and then we will see what lies ahead. The last time she had this procedure done her lung collapsed and she spent a couple days in the hospital. It's likely to happen again according to her doctor.


So it looks like the road will get bumpy for Ma Duck and the rest of us. Prayers, good thoughts, positive karma... whatever good energy you can provide will be appreciated as we begin this journey once again.

As my friend Josie says, "Cancer sucks."



  1. That isn't a word one likes to hear in any context.

    My best wishes to your Mom and family.

  2. Yes, cancer does indeed suck. My thoughts and prayers are with your mom and your family...

  3. I'm so sorry to hear it's back. Cancer sucks ass. Horrible to see loved ones sick. I'll be sending postive energy to you and your mom. xoxo *hug*

  4. So sorry to hear this, Pete. Midwestern prayers have already been ordered.

  5. wow, so sorry to hear this. my mom is a cancer survivor and I have some idea what you are going through. My thoughts are prayers are with you.

  6. Thank you everyone. I'll keep you posted as we move along.

  7. Thinking about your family Duck.

  8. So sorry to hear this. Positive thoughts are being sent from the West Coast.