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June 2, 2017

Damn! cancer

Filed under: Uncategorized — ourtwomalamutes @ 5:00 pm

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Well its come back around full circle…

Cancer is following me I think.

Wednesday morning we got a call from my sister that my mother was in hospital. A friend had contacted sis to say she was worried about mom as she was not her usual out going self and had been sent home the day before because she didnt seem to be well. She was taken to emergency the next morning and had CT  which revealed 2 masses in her brain and a full body MRI shows  suspected thyroid cancer. The Byopsy is schedualled for today.

I had planned to show the pictures of the new doggy pool we built in the back yard but im all upside down again. Macleod is hanging in there the medications are back on track and he has stabilised for now.

Does anyone know of any support in the vancouver island area for human patiants? There is a large cancer unit at Royal Jubilee hospital in victoria. This is a new one for us.


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4 Comments »

  1. Soooo very sorry to hear rhis! Just sucks!! I jave no contact information for you, but hopefully others will.

    I do know that it is truly amazing the progress that has been made, and continues ro be made almost dailu, in treating this piece of crap disease.

    You are stronger than you realize and you will get in the right path of treatment for your Mom! She sounds like quite a touch cookie to be walking around with these challenges and plowing forward anyway!

    It is uplifting to hear Macleod is holding steady. You needed a little reprieve and so did Macleod.

    We look forward to better updates AND the picture of the pool! In fact, posting pictures of the doggy pool may give you a smile and a reminder, r, even when it comes to humans, to be more dog! Your Mom is probably not nearly as worried as you!

    Love and hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    Comment by benny55 — June 2, 2017 @ 5:13 pm

  2. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I can relate because my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer last year. You will be learning more than you ever want to know about cancer but you’ll understand and be able to handle it because of your experience with your dog. You know the saying “Be more dog”? Well, that’s my sister. I have learned so much from her and her positive attitude.

    I’m also on Vancouver Island, in Comox. The BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre in Victoria has education and support programs. Feel free to send me a private email if you’d like to connect.

    I send my sister some of the photos and experiences of the members of tripawds. She is very touched by Eurydice’s travels and marvels at Teresa taking Eurydice’s bed with her everywhere, including the passport office.

    Sally is right, your Mom won’t be as worried as you. You’ll find there is a lot of support and kindness. Please reach out to friends and family who’ll be willing to help out in any way. Include your pets who always love to comfort and provide joy.

    Kerren

    Comment by kazann — June 2, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

  3. Check out http://www.thyca.org for thyroid cancer. There is a section for newly diagnosed. Not sure that the 2 things are related, though … thyroid cancer is normally pretty slow-growing, though there are a couple of different types, and her age changes the prognosis/staging of it.

    Donna

    Comment by midnighter94 — June 2, 2017 @ 9:59 pm

  4. Oh man, I am SO sorry you have to go through this with your mom. F’ing cancer!! I’m in California so no use to you but I hope you can find some good local support and treatment. So glad that Macleod is doing well though!

    Sending you, your mom, and Macleod lots of love and strength. You WILL get through this!

    Xoxo,
    Martha and the Oaktown Pack

    Comment by travisray — June 3, 2017 @ 12:54 am

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