UnDomestic

Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Not good

Another reason why I'm declaring a moratorium on all 3 hour MRI's......well, because every damn time I have an MRI they find something!

I don't really get how cancer works....at all. I don't know how you do everything the doctors tell you to do, you take all the precautions to prevent a recurrence, and yet it doesn't matter. I don't know how one day all is fine, tests are all fine, and a couple weeks later, the cancer has spread right where you don't want it to.

Obviously my MRI results were not good.

The cancer has spread to my spine. I'm not sure what the course of action is right now, but it's happening quickly. They'll continue to radiate my brain, and they will do a first radiation of my spine tonight and another dose tomorrow. I have no idea how this will affect me now.

I do know that there's a whole lot more to be done now. Something about opening up my head again, inserting some chemo drip thing or some other chemo option. I don't really know right now. I can't even think about it. I just found out a few hours ago, and am just trying to process it right now.

Please continue to pray. We need prayer.

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25 Comments:

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At work now - and had to respond.

I am so sorry about the news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger KC said...

yes - i have started to pray immediately and i will continue.

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will keep praying for you and I will ask my small group to pray for you and your family also

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

No words... just that I'm praying.

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Additional prayers coming your way.

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous funkyhammer said...

praying right now!

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous lisa como said...

Just yesterday my husband mentioned to me that he has been praying for you. He pointed out that he hardly has time to do anything other than work and the kids, but that for some reason he had been thinking about you and praying lately.

So sorry about this latest turn of events...May God's peace be with you, Melvin, and those three beautiful kids. Remember that the Psalmist cried out in all of his emotion -- anger, resentment, fear, AND praise.

 
At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cari,
I have made a special prayer request on your behalf on the St. Jude web site ---www.shrineofsaintjude.com. He is the forgoten saint of the impossible. I encourage all who read this to do the same. We need all the angels and saints who are standing there before our Lord to intercede for Cari. With their help we will have both heaven and earth praying for you. Know that I will be praying my rosary and crying out to God for your healing.
May I somehow help you carry this heavy cross.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger jkhenson said...

Your entire family is still in my prayers. I will make sure my life group still has you on their radar, as well.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger JJ said...

I'm praying and sending hugs.

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. Praying for you.
Michelle

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I pray for an earthie healing. You are such a neat person. Please continue to share with us. I pray every night. We know God can give miricals and we need one. Melvin I bet is looking into every thing. He will help find a Doctor that can stop this are cure you. I pray for you and your family. I am in tears. Thanks for letting us know.
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At 8:55 PM, Blogger Fantastic Four said...

Praying for you and your family...So sorry to hear this news!

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you beat this terrible cancer, your story will be even more inspirational given this new hurdle

we will pray for you and for your family

 
At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tears, hugs, and kisses coming your way all day, everyday. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger LH said...

You're in my thoughts and in my prayers, C.

lee

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Oh, my dear friend...

I'm on my knees for you and yours tonight.

 
At 12:15 AM, Blogger mi said...

Oh Cari. I was hoping you would get such different news. Try to stay focused on the fact that the doctors are still offering so many treatment options. It's not pleasant, but it means there is plenty of hope. I look forward to you having a more mundane existence again, free from all this illness.

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

Oh Cari!

I will continue praying.

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger C said...

Stay strong! We are praying for you and thinking about you everyday. Sending you a big, virtual hug.

 
At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many, many prayers coming your way for you and your family...it may be difficult at times but KEEP YOUR FAITH AND KEEP HIM CENTERED IN YOUR THINKING!!! There are no words to express my thoughts... God Bless...

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

We are continuing to pray for you, especially with this new news. I read this verse yesterday, which came at EXACTLY the time I needed it:

Jeremiah 33:3: "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not"

Psalm 40:13
"Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me"

Psalm 70:1
"MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD."

Psalm 91:14-15
"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him."

Romans 8:31-32
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"

Luke 1:37
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger cg said...

Cari - also just wanted to say that I have been thinking about you so much, I am so sorry about this news. Will continue my thoughts and prayers for you and your family

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continually praying for you....

Nate & Gayle

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Caro said...

Cari - I will pray too.

 

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