Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Breaking hearts

New pendant by Roberta Warshaw
New pendant, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

My mom's diagnosis is not good. She does have colon cancer. My heart is breaking. I don't want her to suffer. I made this for her this weekend as a kind of charm or amulet or whatever.


Unknown said...

I'm sorry the news was not good. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, little enough as that is during this tough time. Gentle hugs to you and her.
The charm you made for her is beautiful.

Chris said...

Big hugs Roberta! So sorry to hear your mom's diagnosis. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your amulet is beautiful...art has a way of helping us though emotional times.

Unknown said...

Roberta--How bad is it? What stage? I had colon cancer five years ago, they cut it out and I have been fine so far. Will she have surgery? Chemo?

Roberta Warshaw said...

Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments. We still don't know much yet. Every doctor was on vacation last week so she will finally get to see the surgeon this week hopefully. She is 87 and chemo is not an option. My brother, who is a physician says her body couldn't handle that. But surgery, maybe. We'll just have to see.

Barb Fernald said...

Oh, Roberta. I'm so sorry. I'll keep you both in my thoughts. I imagine it's helpful to have a physician for a brother. Sounds like a lot of close family time to help all of you go through whatever the future holds.
The pendant is beautiful, by the way.

Sarah Sequins said...

Roberta, I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you hear some good news soon -- my stepmother was in her late seventies when she got colon cancer, but she was able to receive treatment and lived for several years after that. It also helped that we had a doctor (my father) in the family.

All the best,