Sunday, April 14, 2013
C is for Cancer
Even though it's been a year and a half since my sister came home from Rochester, she is still healing. Her eyesight had always been perfect, and now, she is legally blind in one eye. With the bone marrow transplant, side effects can be very devastating. Missi had Graft V. Host disease in her eyes, mouth, and sinuses. She still struggles with her eyesight and platelet levels. She's tired all the time, but she's here. My sister survived. Thank God she survived.
At the same time, my mom had Colon Cancer. Luckily, her cancer was diagnosed at an early enough stage that we never doubted her survival. Colon Cancer can be very deadly if it's not caught in time. My mom struggled a lot with the side effects, but we never doubted her strength or survival.