Whether you knew her as Edithann or Edie, was there anyone that didn't love her?
Back in February she wasn’t feeling very well. She thought that she had a urinary track infection. It got so bad that she went to the Er. They found out that she had a tumor on her bladder. The surgeon said that he had never seen cells like this before. He recommended to go and visit Dr. Vera, a urologist. His plan was to remove her bladder and possibly a hysterectomy which was supposed to cure her. “This is not going to kill you” he said. He mentioned that it would take about 7.5 hours. It was a big surgery.
In 2.5 hours we got the call that the surgery was unsuccessful, other than to disconnect the bladder and give her a bag, and that the tumor was the size of a cantaloupe or larger. It had fully enveloped a major artery which rendered it inoperable. He said she had 6 months without treatment or 18 months with chemo and radiation. We subsequently found out only days ago from the oncologist that mom’s RARE aggressive sarcoma could not be treated and that she had roughly a week left.
In case you don't know, sarcomas are rare cancers of the body's connective tisssue such as muscle and bone.
She was in a lot of pain and agony. It was very hard to see her in so much pain,and we wanted her to be at peace.
In her final days in hospice we all were by her side. We were sad but relieved that she was in peace and not in any pain. She will be missed.
We need to find a cure.