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I'm still in the States, and my Husband and I have decided to move back to the States.  He is still in Mexico trying to close up all lose ends there.  Sputnik will be happy to know that she doesn't have to get on an airplane anytime soon.

lemon tree

I came back to my hometown when I heard my 82 year old Mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Cancer.   She had the 8 cm tumor and her left kidney removed on May 20th.  The surgery went well and she was home from the hospital within 4 days.  That afternoon she went outside in the backyard to check on her garden.  She likes to see how the lemons are coming along.    She has inspired me with her fortitude and ability to see the good in each day.


Marlene said…
Sorry to hear you mom is ill. The lemon looks lucious. Welcocme back to the states.
Poetic Artist said…
My thoughts go out to your mom. So you are coming back to the states. I know you want to be near your mom. That lemon looks wonderful.
Take care of your self and your mom.
readingsully2 said…
Oh, Juana, I am so sad to hear about your Mom. I cannot put my finger on it, but I am also glad to hear you are back in the and sound.:)
Happy you are coming home, but so sad to hear about your mom..will be praying for all of you..
My mom was about 82 when she got cervical cancer..You know..she took the radiation for six weeks..but would do nothing else,saying,"I have done enough". She lived to 90 and cancer never returned.
Picture of the lemon is beautiful..Nice to live in a warm climate..
Take care my dear friend..xoxoRosebud.
GalleryJuana said…
Thank you for all your kind well wishes.
Rosebud, that was wonderful to hear how your Mother beat the cancer!
Tracy said…
Hi, Juana! I am sorry to hear about what your mom had been going through. I hope & pray she will make an excellent recovery! My own father having recently had a heart attack, I know how you & your family must be feeling... Be taking good care--thoughts & prayers to you all. Many thanks for you comforting comment. :o) ((HUGS))
Unknown said…
Juana - Boy, it's tough with parents. Mine are 84 and 89 and we're having all kinds of health issues.

I beat cancer this year. Aggressive melanoma. Have a nice chunk out of my arm, but that's just fine with me. I attribute my healing to the prayers of my friends, and to my excellent doctors. If you'd like I'd love to pray for your mom.
GalleryJuana said…
ColorCat, I imagine going through what you did gives you a whole new perspective on everything. Finding excellent Doctors and fighting your own doubts are some of the biggest challenges. Wonderful news to hear you beat the cancer this year! I'm sure my Mother would welcome any prayers for her. Thank you for offering.

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