Over the past 13 years I have owned Fieros, my parents have always been supportive of my hobby and like anything else I have ventured into they have been right there for almost all events. When I was younger growing up they were at every soccer game I ever played or any sport for that matter. Most don't know what my mom has been battling with but over the past 2 years I've learned more about life than I have learned in all my life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and took the measures for precaution and had a double mastectomy. Went through all the chemo and radiation and did amazing. Doctors were amazed at how well her health was. She got into gardening to enjoy her relaxing time. She made life so happy for everyone and she's the one battling the cancer. She went out of her way to always help people with, anything from maybe helping my sister baby sit kids that my sister was doing at the time so she could finish her school work. 2 years went by and everything was very well. No traces of any cancer cells. Earlier in the year, she got hit with another turn of events and they found a mass in her lung. Once again she was a fighter and wanted to hit this and beat it too. She has never smoked in her life, but it can affect anyone. She went through all the chemo and radiation treatments again, and once again doctors, nurses, oncologists were amazed at her happiness and how strong she felt. She would leave the treatments go home and nap for a bit and then be out in the front yard enjoying the yard work. She's been an inspiration to many including me and sometimes like anything we tend to take things for granted and don't realize how important parents are and you realize life is not about cars, money or even working. It's about people only.
Thursday evening, we got some more bad news after my mom had been experiencing dizziness last week, she was admitted into the hospital with a bladder infection and once they got it under control and limited her dizziness and vomiting they did a MRI and found 2 masses in her brain. Both cancerous and one causing pressure on her head and swelling. It was causing her to have trouble walking and keeping balance and writing and some memory issues. Come Monday she takes the next battle and starts radiation, the doctors think she is well to do treatment and help aid in the pain. She has one mass that is fluid filled and that's the issue on her head and headaches. I don't know much more than that at this time and I'm just sad. I've never been the type to write this stuff on here, but she needs so many prayers. My friends and family on here for years have really made owning Fieros the funnest part. I enjoy a crowd of people enjoying things a little different in life. My mom loves everyone and for the ones that have met her in person at the 20th or any other show, I think Wheatstock in 2004 may remember my mom and dad. Take the time to love your family and friends all day and even when there are differences, remember life only offers one life for us to do so.
I appreciate all prayers and I know my mom is going to fight this thing and beat it and be able to plant more flowers and garden and enjoy those finer things in life.
Well said. Sounds like she's a fighter. When my brother was diagnosed with cancer in grade 2 they said attitude was half the battle in beating it. He's now 32 and no major health issues to speak of. Keep your spirits up, and do everything you can to keep hers up.
As another said, Moms are special and you have an especially tough, resilient Mom. My wife ovarian cancer was recently declared in remission so I have an idea of your fears and concerns. Both my wife and I will pray for your Mom.
I pray that her strength continues and that she beats this the same way. She sounds like a very inspirational lady and I hope that she is able to stick around and continues spreading that inspiration to the rest of us. God Bless.
Amir, I'll always be glad that I got the opportunity to meet your family. Having had several family members who had cancer, I understand what you're going through. I'm holding good thoughts for ALL of you, and hope that your Mom is once again able to beat it and tend to her garden...and her family...
Thank you guys for the prayers it means a lot. She starts radiation tomorrow and I am keeping her in positive spirits. I took her a nice plant today with my girlfriend to give her strength for tomorrow's treatment. I'm rooting for her like she did from the stands all those years.
As I sit here wiping tears from my eyes, my prayers are with you, your mom and you family. Lost mine 8 years ago to the day this past Friday, (13th). A lifetime of smoking that I was constantly on her about.
Prayers for your mom, you and your entire family. Stay strong in your faith God is never wrong and knows exactly what he's doing, even though sometimes we can't understand why certain things happen. My mom went to be with God in 2009 and I know she was saved before passing, I miss her every day, and this has made me come closer to God then I've even been.
Never loose your faith ever. Find your strength in God in the good times and in the bad.