An update.

11 Aug

I’ve been on denial for almost a week.

The MRI done on my mother last Friday Thursday showed a tumor in her brain–specifically, a glioblastoma. The diagnosis was confirmed the following morning.

Because reasons, it was only about an hour ago that the neurosurgeon finally met with my siblings. My mother will be having surgery tomorrow morning, starting sometime around 11:00-11:30 am Eastern. Barring complications, she should be in recovery about four hours later.

Any good thoughts or prayers you may spare for her wellbeing, are deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Update: couldn’t do the procedure, because her blood pressure spiked too high and too long. On waiting mode until a geriatric cardiologist can evaluate her, see if the surgery can happen at all. If not, determine course of action.

Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart, for your good wishes and prayers. She’s alive, awake, and resting, and that’s already a victory in the circumstances. Thank you.


37 Responses to “An update.”

  1. willaful 11/08/2016 at 2:33 PM #

    What a horrible tense time for you all. I’m sending good thoughts for complete removal of the tumor and no complications. *hugs*

  2. Miss Bates 11/08/2016 at 2:52 PM #

    Oh, I’m praying for your mum and you and the best outcome possible.

  3. Deirdre 11/08/2016 at 4:12 PM #

    You’ve got ’em. I’m rooting for complete tumor removal, no complications, and a good prognosis.

    • azteclady 11/08/2016 at 4:31 PM #

      Thank you, Ms Deirdre, much appreciated.

  4. Erin S. Burns 11/08/2016 at 4:47 PM #


    • azteclady 11/08/2016 at 5:06 PM #

      Thank you, and :hugs: back, Ms Erin!

  5. Mad 11/08/2016 at 5:45 PM #

    Huge huge hugs to you and your mom. ❤

    • azteclady 11/08/2016 at 5:52 PM #

      Ah, Mad, thank you!

      (And hugs back to you and your daughters)

  6. Julaine 11/08/2016 at 6:45 PM #

    You will be in my prayers throughout the day tomorrow and in the upcoming weeks and months. May your Mother receive the best possible outcome and have unyielding strength for the fight ahead.

    • azteclady 11/08/2016 at 6:47 PM #

      Thank you, Julaine :hug: thank you.

  7. Alex Hurst 11/08/2016 at 7:11 PM #

    I am so sorry to hear this…. My thoughts are with your family, and my hopes for your mother’s speedy recovery.

  8. SuperWendy 11/08/2016 at 8:09 PM #

    Ugh, what a horribly tense time this must be for your whole family! Love and hugs to all of you and happy, healing thoughts to Mom.

    • azteclady 11/08/2016 at 8:13 PM #

      Thank you, Wendy (it is) Hugs back.

  9. Lori 11/08/2016 at 11:23 PM #

    Prayers, hugs and hope. To your mom and all your family. Any support we can offer, please let us know.

    • azteclady 12/08/2016 at 6:33 AM #

      Thank you, Lori.

      And right back at you, my dear *hug*

  10. bamaclm 12/08/2016 at 9:37 AM #

    I’m so sorry to hear this. 2016 is turning out to be a bummer of a year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. (((Hugs)))

    • azteclady 12/08/2016 at 9:38 AM #

      Many, many hugs to you, Carolyn–and yes, what an awful year this has been.

  11. heavenlea27 12/08/2016 at 10:37 AM #

    AL that is shocking news but I will be keeping all things crossed down here for your mum and sending best wishes, prayers and some good karma in your direction. ((HUGS))

  12. Bona Caballero 13/08/2016 at 4:42 AM #

    My heart is with you and your family and friends. I hope everything will be as good as it can be.
    Un enorme abrazo desde el otro lado del charco.

    • azteclady 13/08/2016 at 4:49 AM #

      Gracias mil, Bona; como puedes imaginarte, ha sido super dificil. Te lo agradezco de corazon.

  13. Kat 13/08/2016 at 8:24 PM #

    Adding my good wishes and prayers for your mum and your family. *big hugs*

  14. Helen R-S 14/08/2016 at 6:46 AM #

    Sending good wishes to you and your mum – fingers crossed for a good outcome for her.

    • azteclady 14/08/2016 at 7:57 AM #

      Thank you, they are much appreciated.

  15. Jules Jones 14/08/2016 at 1:33 PM #

    Adding my good wishes and hugs. I know only too well what it’s like to be the family member in another country when something like this happens. It’s hard being on the end of the phone.

    • azteclady 14/08/2016 at 2:03 PM #

      Ms Jones, you so nailed it! It’s truly painful. Thank you for your good wishes.

  16. KeiraSoleore 17/08/2016 at 7:11 PM #

    Just came here to check out your TBR Challenge post to see this note. I’m so sorry about your mom. SUCH a difficult place to be, worrying terribly about her. I wish her and you all the best!

    • azteclady 17/08/2016 at 7:12 PM #

      Thank you, Keira; all of you have been so very kind to me. It helps, a lot.

  17. Lynn 18/08/2016 at 3:17 AM #

    I’m so sorry to hear about what’s happening with your mom. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    • azteclady 18/08/2016 at 6:27 AM #

      Thank you, Lynn, they are much appreciated.


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