I ended up coming out to my Mom's house today to cheer her up because she was meeting with the surgeon today. The boys and I picked up balloons, flowers and a teddy bear to cheer her up. She came home and we did the whole "Surprise!" thing jumping out from under her bed. She was happy to see us. I'm glad to see her smile. That was the good news.
Bad news is the surgeon discussed that her cat scan and other tests revealed that she has four tumors lined up in her stomach. They are unsure of the severity right now, but will know more after another Upper GI is performed focusing just on those four tumors. She has cyts on one of her ovaries and they plan on just removing the ovary if they opt to do surgery on the stomach. I guess her Gallbladder has stones as well and they could remove that if and when they do the surgery on the stomach. This all depends on what they discover about the tumors. She sees an Internalist on Wednesday. The surgeon today made the prognosis sound bleak. We're all upset and we hope that something can be done. The hard part is that her heart condition doesn't make any of this as easy (if there is ever an easy with cancer) as a regular patient. The chemo and radiation will be harder if she has to go that route. So...yea... please keep my Mom in your thoughts AND prayers! Also, pray for peace with me. She's my best friend and this has been rough on me emotionally. I also have my upcoming surgery on October 24th for my endo diagnosis. Just one thing after another here in Aimee's world. Not that any of my reproductive issues holds a candle to the severity of my mother's illnesses, because it does not. Blech!