Monday, March 6, 2017


Today marks my one year anniversary with the folks.
I've seen all four seasons,
Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

I'm looking forward to what this next year will bring.
I am especially looking forward to Spring,
and all the outdoor activities.

I have to be honest, it has not started very well,
with that being said, I must add,
 we have faced what life has thrown at us
and can still continue to smile.

We found a lump on Mom's left breast
and have determined that it is
Ten days ago she had a generous biopsy
by a local surgeon, J Dennie Crabtree.

Mom did beautifully!
I did some reading about breast cancer in elderly women
with dementia
 When we saw the doctor, I was prepared with some good questions.
We decided that "less is more" in her situation.
No other procedures are needed
at this time.

She is recovering nicely, in fact she had very little pain
and was able to do everything as normal.

Dad is hanging in there as well.
We had to purchase a new
washer and dryer
that same week and that seemed to occupy him
more than Mom's surgery.
(on the surface anyway)
But I'm not judging, whatever gets you through.
We all have our coping mechanisms.

Until next time, happy almost Spring.


  1. It's been a long year and a short year. Does that make sense? You are adding so much to Mom and Dad's lives. I know I can speak for Bill and Rick and say there are not enough words to express our love and appreciation.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's cancer diagnosis. But, I have to tell you, you did the right thing. My mother-in-law, Gladys, also had dementia...and a large lump was found on her breast as well. Her primary care giver, daughter Nancy, and the doctor decided the best option was to do nothing, not even a biopsy. Gladys lived 10 more years after it was discovered and passed away in 2004, at the age of 94. She was a wonderful mother-in-law, the best.

    1. Thanks for your comment Cheryl, I think we made the right decision, only time will tell. Right now I'm feeling good about it. Reading about other's experience helped a lot, thank God for the internet.