The Starfish Project

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Mom is Home!

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Well, we were finally able to get Mom home last night with the use of a mobile transport.  Two very cute paramedics brought Mom home on a gurney.  She chatted them up all the way home and they both wanted one of her business cards with info about this blog for people they know who have cancer.

I’m not going to lie and say that it’s easy right now because it’s not.  Mom is pretty much immovable and we’re having to do just about everything for her.  She’s in a lot of pain in her lower back, which is discouraging her from trying to do much.

At this point, we don’t really know what’s causing this pain and until we find out for sure – we don’t really want to push her too hard.  But, once we get the “all clear” from her doctors about movement – we’ll start getting her up out of the bed and moving again.

At this point, we’re just trying to get from Point A (home) to Point B (Gamma Knife surgery on Tuesday).  Once she has the surgery, we feel that we’ll start seeing a much bigger turnaround in her recovery.

She’s pretty tired from being in the hospital for so long, so these next few days are just going to be a chance for her to rest and catch her breath.

I probably won’t update the blog again until we get back from Gamma Knife on Tuesday evening.  I’m not sure if she’s going to come home with us after Gamma Knife, or if she’s going to go into a rehab.  That’s something we need to discuss with her doctor.

Thank you everyone for your prayers – not only for Mom, but for me and Dad too.  This is definitely one of Mom’s “valley” experiences, as we call it, and something that will be one of our darker memories during her road to recovery.

Until Tuesday night …



Written by Tracey

February 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm

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  1. Hi,
    We are hoping to hear something regarding your mother. Did she have the Gama Knife surgery as scheduled yesterday?

    Hope nothing has gone wrong.


    Jan and Dave

    Jan and Dave

    February 4, 2009 at 8:58 am

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