"A" is for Apple, "B" is for Ball, "C" is for CANCER?!

One month has past when we got a call from my in-laws in Baguio City. Apparently, my mother-in-law who I call “nanay dolet” has been diagnosed of having a lump in her left breast. She was schedule to take a mammogram and a biopsy which was schedule for a day later.

My esposo and I always make it a point to phone his family once in a while to know how they are doing. I always call her or at least text her once or twice daily to ask her how’s her day or a forwarded inspirational message will do. but on the day of the test, of course i asked her how did everything go, but results will be release a week after. All we had to do is wait and pray that everything will be alright.

nanayNanay Dolet and Tatay Robert (during our vacation in Boracay 2008)

After a week, the result has been given and she said that the lump was benign and we need not to worry. Being a Born Again Christian, we lift up the sickness of her to God through prayer and ask that everything will fall in its perfect and rightful place. Since the test was negative for the big “C”, the doctor just advised that the lump will be excise, and it will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Since everything was fine (or that’s what we thought?) and that it would be a simple operation that Nanay Dolet be going into, I forgot to ask for God’s guidance on this. I became complacent (i admit it). I didn’t even knew that she’ll be having her operation today. We didn’t even knew that until we got a text from my sister in law that the operation was over, and everything was “FINE”.

It was a sigh of relief to know that, and that Nanay Dolet was sleeping and was in the recovery room. We didn’t get to talk to her yet, but we were happy.

nanay1Tatay and Nanay (HK vacation 2007)

Until…..

This evening that i got a call from my husband that Nanay Dolet was “POSITIVE” for the big “C”. WWWWHhhhhhhhaaaaaaaattttt??!!! My soul shout and cried. How could it happen? Mm i dreaming? If yes, please punch me, punch me real hard.

I thought it was just a lump? I thought everything was fine? I thought the operation was successful? How could it happen? Did she hid it from us?!

I was tearful and speechless while my husband talks on the other line, Nanay Dolet is my Nanay, she loves me unconditionally, I’ am her daughter she never had. Why does problem hits you on the face when you are not ready? WHY? WHY? Only God knows.

As of this writing I’m still in shock, I don’t know what to do, I could pray, ask God for guidance, ask Him to stay with us, as the Dizon Guieb Family go through this phase, we would be strong, we would overcome this, and folks just wait for my post of the conclusion of our triumphant journey trough life.

Tomorrow morning my family will be travelling for Baguio to be with Nanay Dolet, as of now, that’s the least we can do. πŸ™‚

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