Sending Love to Mom-Mom

This post isn’t about me, or my birthday, or cancer. It’s about my mother-in-law, my husband’s mother and my child’s grandmother. We love her, she’s so important to all of us and she’s having what I can only assume is one of the toughest days of her life today.

She was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2007, and underwent treatment (Intensive Interferon) in the summer of 2008. We were sad to hear the news a few weeks ago that… it’s back. Today she’s having a procedure done that essentially pumps her leg full of chemo (my words, if you want the sciency/real info, check this out.) Worth noting: it says 60% of patients don’t get the cancer again. While we know there are no sure things in cancer (or… life), we’re very, very hopeful about this procedure.

Though I bash them frequently, I think I actually started a prayer chain on Twitter. There’s a first. 🙂 And I think all of my friends who were thinking of us today and will continue to as Mom-Mom recovers.

There are a lot of unknowns ahead, and we’re even more helpless than we’d otherwise be since we’re stuck 450 miles away in NC. We’re sending all our thoughts, prayers and positive recovery energy to Mom-Mom, knowing recovery from the surgery will be tough, but not tougher than she is.

We love you, Mom Mom, and we’re sending all our love.

You can follow her journey and recovery here.

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7 thoughts on “Sending Love to Mom-Mom

  1. This year, I lost my grandma to cancer after she battled it for almost 20 years, and I almost lost my dad to it, too. I’ll definitely keep your MIL and your family in my prayers. I know what you mean about prayer chains on Twitter, but one thing I’ve learned in a bittersweet way this year is that prayer is powerful.

    • Sorry about your grandma, Laura, and the scare with your father. It’s tough on everyone, in different ways. Thanks for the prayers & thoughts!

      (I feel like a jerk for the prayer chain comment… I mainly meant the FB “Repost if you are praying for xyz” type things…” I didn’t mean to be flip.)

      • Thanks, Jamie, and no worries! I didn’t think you were being a jerk with the prayer chain comment. I feel the same way about the those types of posts; I think a lot of them can miss the point and be insincere. Hope that “Mom-Mom” is doing OK today!

  2. I just found your blog via Mannlymama. I’m a raleigh mom blogger, too. It’s nice to know there are more writing/blogging mamas in the area!

    I had melanoma when I was pregnant. Like Laura said… Cancer sucks! Hoping good things for your Mom Mom!

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