My mother has breast cancer–again! She was diagnosed in Novemeber 0f 2003 and opted for mastectomy. She has had her yearly mamograms and does self exams. Her cancer was estrogen receptive or tamoxofen was given which she could not tolerate and discontinued.
Week before Christmas, we learn that she now has cancer again. Things have moved swiftly, she had a biopsy, which was positive, surgery was scheduled quickly and today we arrive at the hospital. Mom dresses in the lovely hospital gown provided. They poke, prod and ask 2000 questions. At some point in all this, boom, darkness! The power went out. No problem, we thought, the hospital has a backup generator. We wait……..we wait………..we wait! Pediatrics has power, ER has power, other units have power, but our area has no power——–after over an hour!!!!!!!
Finally, the nurse comes in and says no surgery today. The equipment needed for mom’s surgery would not come up.
So……………….now we wait more. We wait until Monday.
Then, I get to wait while my mom AND my son have surgery.
Won’t that be a wonderful day!!!!!!!
Prayers needed, please.