Oh no! I am sorry to hear about your mom, Neal. I'm not very athletic but if they have a Parkinson's walk/run, I will participate in your mom's honor since you so kindly biked for mine.
Well last week was a week of dr's visits. I was so focused on my mom and dog I forgot about my appointment until they called me (I'm fine). So my mom got her port in and she starts chemo Monday. I am taking off work so I can be there. She is getting 3 rounds, each lasting 21 days. Then she will rest and have the surgery, rest again and do 3 more rounds of chemo. She is getting chemo first in order to shrink the tumor before surgery. Since she is getting chemo first, she doesn't get radiation. They had wanted to do it first but the surgeon nixed that due to radiation causing a high leak rate. Anyways she will be getting 3 drugs, one of the drugs she has to get continuously and carry around in a pack. Due to her getting lots of fluids along with the drugs, it will be an all day thing.
My mom is strong so I am sure she can kick cancer's ass. I am just concerned about her losing weight. I've been taking her out in order to get some great food and fatten her up, but all I did was fatten me up. She still weighs 95 lbs and has no buffer weight to lose.
On a high note, my brother had a healthy baby boy Friday. He named him Hikaru after Sulu from Star Trek. I told my bf I will follow suit and name our future kid Data.