Our family got some tough news this week: Karen, my mother in law, has been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
The good news is endometrial cancer is common and has a high cure rate. Karen is having a total hysterectomy next Thursday, December 30. She is also in good spirits and the doctors are hopeful.
The uncertain news is that we won’t know until a week after her surgery what stage the cancer is or if it has spread beyond her uterus.
Karen gave her blessing to share the news with you all so you’d know why I was attending so many appointments and will be playing nurse in a week. Please keep her in your thoughts.
We met with the gynecological oncology team at UVA hospital today. I took notes for her while the doctors explained the cancer and surgery. We were there for quite some time – and were all famished when we left at 3PM.
Karen wanted to take us to Anderson’s Seafood, a butcher and seafood shop that has cauldrons of soup for lunch each day, many of them seafood chowders and bisques.
Oh heavens this Oyster Brie was good!!
I couldn’t decide between a Seafood Chowder and a thick sweet Butternut Squash, so I mixed ‘em!
And gobbled down the saltines on the side
We’re all attending a festive party tonight that should be a fun way to end the day. Matt and I made a kale salad to take!