Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Bad news

           

          The Doctor called.  The CAT scan showed cancer.  He said it is probably  pancreatic.  Maybe the gall bladder bile duct.  Probably metastatic from some where else.  It was like getting kicked in the stomach.  After yesterday I was starting to think this wasn't going to be something bad after all.

       We just got back from her house.  I wanted to be the one to tell her.  She is taking it pretty good.  It didn't sound like it had even occurred to her it might be cancer.   It had to me.   My husband is devastated as am I.  Darn old stubborn woman, I love her.

    We are going to see an oncology doctor hopefully next week.   I told them I wanted to see the doctor who is a friend so hopefully they can get us in to see him.   If it is for sure in her pancrease we will do comfort care only.

   I guess I am numb.  I called in to work again tonight.  Rick needs me, she needs me.

18 comments:

madcobug said...

I am so sorry about this. That is the reason for the weight loss then I suppose. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Helen

inquestoftruth said...

((((((((((((Julie & Rick)))))))))))))))   I'm so sorry....  please know I care and I'll pray.
~Meg

nightmaremom said...

ooooh I am so sorry to hear this.  My sister is going thru this and it has taken an emotional toll ......... sending prayers, good thoughts, and strength.
hugs
d

sharonna1955 said...

oh julie im so sorry to hear this bad news she and your family will all be in my prayers and thoughts ......blessings Sue

kirkbyj05 said...

I am so sorry Julie...you had endeared her to me through all of your lovely entries about her and your worries for her health.   I feel for all of you now.  I do hope there will be an answer to this worrying news.  Please God!
I will pray hard for her.  It just seems these days our list is getting longer and longer because of this damned cancer!  Why?   In such a small group of people!
God Bless you and your family.   Jeanie

rdautumnsage said...

I'm so sorry hon. I didn't see this coming......I'm here if you need to talk. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers on the smoke. I'll say a special prayer for your MIL. (Hugs) Indigo

daddyleer said...

My heart goes out to you and yours. My father died from pancreatic cancer.
Patrick    

coelha said...

(((((Julie))))))  I am so sorry to hear about the bad news.  I'm going to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  Julie

jckfrstross said...

i am so sorry Julie keeping you all in prayer

Deb

motoxmom72 said...

I am so sorry Julie.  Prayers on the way......
Hugs,
Gina

radar446 said...

And you probably need some time to digest this news.  I'm so sorry, I know it has been a rollercoaster lately.  The good thing is they have come so far in the treatment of cancer.  Just look around the journals, there are tons of folks out there that are holding their own agains cancer and so many others that have beat it.

Greg

cacklinrosie101 said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear this.  I will keep you all in my prayers.  I'm glad you called in to work.  Rick and your MIL need you but you also need some time off for yourself.  I'm sure you are more than numb.  As a nurse, you have far more knowledge than most would.  Take care...Chris

jlocorriere05 said...

Julie, I'm so very sorry to read this this morning. You must be going through emotional hell. I hope you can see the doctor who's a friend. Praying for you Rick and his mum right now. Jeannette xx  

rbrown6172 said...

{{{{julie, rick and mil}}}}}  so sorry to read this news.  i'll be praying for you.
gina

lanurseprn said...

Oh Julie...I'm so sorry to hear this.  Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Love to you all, Pam

ukgal36 said...

terribly sorry to hear this..
lyn

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm sorry Julie about your MIL.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all!  Love, Shelly

springangel235 said...

I'm going backwards in alerts...and it has saddened me to read this about your dear MIL...she and you lovely family are in my prayers...you have been and still will be a great help to her....many hugs and love to all,
Joyce'