Sis and I

Posted: June 16, 2014 in Inspiration, Motivation, Voiceless, VoicelessNoMore

sis and i

A dream-like state…that’s how life has been for the last few months. Mom began feeling weakness on her left side and her ability to function diminished quite quickly. After a scan and MRI, the cause was finally determined: Brain cancer. Wednesday, she underwent surgery to remove the pear-shaped entity. We were told that she had only three months to live if she did not undergo the procedure and up to a year if she did. We were also told after the surgery she would remain in an induced coma for about two to three days. The above picture was taken at the hospital by my brother-in-law as my sister and I paced the hallways, praying. My mom is now recovering. She came out of surgery without having to be induced into a coma. We were told she would never be the same again. The future appeared bleak. We thought we had lost her. Miracles happen. Just a few hours after the surgery, mom was conscious and in good spirits, smiling, recognizing all of us, by name even, asking for food. Weak but with her radiant personality in tact. Her follow up scan and MRI revealed that the surgeon had removed almost all of the malignancy. What remains will be sustained/controlled with two weeks of chemo-therapy. Her lifespan may be longer than expected. At this point, we are taking each day as a miracle and gift, enjoying her presence ever so much. My mom is the strongest willed person I’ve known, always laughing and in good spirits, she continues–we hope for a long time. For now, we live in the moment, appreciating each second with her, thanking the higher power and all of you who helped my mom during this very hard period. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We ask for your continued prayers and support.

Blessed be always, Iliana

  1. steven1111 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s cancer. I’m even more glad tho to hear that she’s doing so well and that she’s expected to live longer than hoped for and that she’s able to be with you all and recognize you and be there with you. Each day is a miracle in that situation and you sound like you’re making the most of it. Sending you the best wishes I can and hoping you’re doing as well with it as you can. I know it’s hard and I know you’re strong and can handle it tho it’s so hard to do.
    Many hugs, and much love to you,


  2. renxkyoko says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you. Be well, all of you.


  3. Rajiv says:

    All the best to your mom…


  4. Anonymous says:

    Alles Gute!


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