virtual wishes (updated)

I’m not usually one to ask for help, even when I might need it. But today there’s a need for some virtual support, not for me but my mom.

As I’ve said before, my mom recently discovered she is facing a life-threatening illness. This morning, she will undergo surgery at a world class institution in the Lonestar State, miles from home. She didn’t want anyone but her husband there with her for the multi-hour procedure. So I’m sending her my own wishes for a safe and healthy recovery from afar.

Thanks in part to our recent family celebration, my mom has been in decent spirits lately. Yet even with her typical sense of humor (dark) in tact, she is tired, weak, afraid, vulnerable. I have never known my mother to be any of these things.

My mom and I had quite a contentious relationship when I was younger, but we have become closer over time. Notwithstanding her nature to be, well, who she is, she is still one of my greatest fans, even though we don’t always agree. (No, she doesn’t know about this blog.) Her support has brought me to tears on more than one occasion (and here).

Now, facing her own mortality just as her only daughter and youngest child (finally) becomes a mother herself has left her a with veritable mix of emotions. Me too.


On another note, my recently married niece just learned that her father in law is suffering from a very aggressive type of brain cancer, and is being evaluated at the same facility. Her whole family could use some love about now too.

Thanks all.


Update: Many thanks for everyone’s kind words, good thoughts and prayers. My mom came out of her initial surgery OK, but unfortunately she will have to go under the knife again as the tumor in her liver could not be removed this morning. I am grateful to the skilled staff at her hospital who made the wise judgment to stop the procedure when they did, or the outcome could have been much, much worse. She is recovering now, and her doctors are evaluating next steps.

Many thanks again.  Your support really helped today.

~ by luna on August 19, 2009.

26 Responses to “virtual wishes (updated)”

  1. Sending many warm healing wishes to both your mom and to your niece’s father in law. I hope the surgery goes well.

  2. What a tough time for you all. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Thinking of your mom, Luna, and sending you all tons of love.

  4. Thinking of you & your family, Luna. (((hugs)))

  5. Lots of virtual wishes and prayers, Luna..

  6. Oh Sweetie, your emotional cup runneth over.

    Keeping your entire family in my prayers.

  7. Holding you, your mom, and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.

  8. I am in the lone star state and will send good thoughts your mom’s way! I hope everything goes well. Wishing you all strength and peace.

  9. sending prayers your way

  10. My thoughts are with your mom and family as she undergoes treatment.

  11. I’ll keep both in my prayers, luna.

  12. Thinking good healing thoughts for everyone!

  13. {Hugs}

  14. Thinking of you and those close to you…

  15. Sending you big big hugs and support for your mom, so sorry to hear this.

  16. Best wishes to your mom for recovery and the next procedure. I am sorry it wasn’t as smooth or simple as everyone hoped.

  17. Thinking hopeful thoughts for all of you, and wishing for continued wisdom on the part of the care team.

  18. Am holding your mother in my thoughts, Luna, as she gathers her strength for this next procedure.

    I’m so sorry that I haven’t been commenting much, but am still reading along, and humbled as ever by the generosity and openness in which you are raising your daughter.

  19. Please send me your mum’s name. And you’re niece’s father in law. Do not fear, just send her love.

  20. Oh, Luna. I’m behind on my reader and I’m sorry to hear about what your family is going through.

    Healing energy headed to your mom and niece’s FIL.

    Hugs to you.

  21. I’m sorry your family is dealing with these tough, touch challenges now. Very best wishes.

  22. Luna, I was stopping by to say thanks for your supportive comment on my blog and am so sorry to hear all you are going through right now. Your mom and family will be in my thoughts.

    I’m sorry you are working to say good bye to your lost embryos too. It really is a process, huh? Congrats on your daughter! Wishing you all the best with adventures in mommyhood. (-;

  23. Sorry to hear your mum is not doing so well. Your family is in my thoughts,

    your friend B

  24. So sorry to hear that your family is facing this difficult time. Wishing you and your mom strength and good health.

  25. […] Back in mid-August, I asked for some virtual wishes for my mom, who up until a few months ago appeared to be a healthy vibrant woman enjoying […]

  26. […] I explained before, my mom hasn’t wanted anyone else there during any of her procedures. She just wanted to get […]

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