Welcome to my blog about my mom, Loretta, and our journey through learning of her cancer and treatment.

Just a little background. Mom is 61 and hadn't been to a doctor in about 18 years until this past June 2011. The reason for this is due to the surmountable cost of insurance, even when your spouse has insurance it can be cost prohibitive.
So, Mom finally got approved by JPS in June and it was a good thing too, she had Basil cell carcinoma on the bridge of her nose. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor and plastic surgery reconstruction. She also has high blood pressure and Thyroid problems. We thought she was finally getting the attention she was missing and was going to be OK. Boy were we mistaken.
Mom started having some abdominal pain the first of January 2012. After talking with her and the pain getting worse, she finally agreed that she needed to go to the clinic or ER.
The following blog posts chronicle the events since then. Future posts will continue to explain treatment, issues concerning her condition and general comments.
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about what it means to be diagnosed and this type of cancer. Mom has been a trooper so far, she says "I'll beat this".

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10-13-2012 Mom's 62 bday

Happy birthday to the greatest person in the world, my Mom, Loretta.
Mom would have been 62 today. I miss her each and every day. It's been really hard lately, due to Mom's bday.
I spent the day in the country, taking in all it's beauty and marveling at Gods handy work.
I've been blessed to have many people to lean on these past months. I know that they care for me and care about my well being as well.


  1. Your pain from the loss of you mom has to be excruciating. I am so sorry your mom is gone. You had such a wonderful open relationship with Loretta. Something I will always be impressed with because I have never had that kind of relationship with my mom. I pray that God walks with you through all this pain and grief. You will always be a part of me and when you hurt I feel it too. I Love You. Always will.

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