so, do you ever wonder how many times your life can get turned upside down? i do, just fleetingly, long enough to remember that i have more blessings than trials, that God loves me and is my Hope in all things.
my last post on monday, 07/21 was at the beginning of the "dare to get dirty" challenge over at splitcoaststampers. that was a lot of fun and i should have a few things to post for that.
the next week, i started the next digiscrapping class plus my wonderful great-niece reeree got to visit with me! that's right, rob's daughter! oh, you just cannot imagine the joy of having her with us for a week. :) well, maybe you can, because of course, you're pretty special yourself.
the week after that i was plagued with migraines. horrible horrible ones. down in the bed or on the couch migraines.
Mom, early July
that friday afternoon i got a call from mom that she'd gone into the hospital for some tests.
Mom & me, Aug 9 ~ she's just a bit jaundiced :) and we were a little silly.
saturday morning i got the call that it's pancreatic cancer.
i immediately threw clothes in a suitcase and drove home to stay with mom in the hospital. three weeks later we still had an unconfirmed diagnosis, meaning that they couldn't get an actual biopsy of the mass. ~ i tell momma the mass on her pancreas is as stubborn as she is. anyway, we're at Mayo now, and i think the biopsy this a.m. was successful because she's been in recovery several hours and i've not been told that it was unsuccessful. :)
it was the FOURTH attempt to get tissue for a final diagnosis. now that's stubborn :)