Iracema Reis (12
mother needs your prayers again!!!"
Again, my mother needs your prayers desperately...
On Dec. 1st she had surgery to remove a colon cancer. It all
went very well. We had been told that the cancer hadn't spread
and, with Our Lord's blessing, during the surgery they got the
whole tumour out and she recovered beautifully. However,
yesterday we went for her follow-up appointment and we were told
that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes and she will need
quemotherapy to kill these cancer cells before they manage to
get into another organ! Moreover, the radiologist also found a
lump in her pancreas that needs investigating. It may be nothing
bad but, on the other hand, it may be..
I feel so miserable! I'm so confused because the doctor said we
should be happy because, as far as they know, she doesn't have
any more cancer in her body. How can it be when she had just
told us that they had found it in her lymph nodes????!!!! I
couldn't ask more specific questions because I could see the
disappointment and fear in my mother's face...
To make matters worse our family doctor, who is at the moment on
holidays and who has always been a blessed source of knowledge,
encouragement and strenght to both of us will be retiring next
I am so terribly scared, like I'm fighting a war all by myself!
I feel very weak and discouraged...
Please, pray for her! Her name is Celina Castro, she's 83 and my
most precious treasure on this Earth!
God bless you,