Ginger is flying to Lansing MI this evening to be with her mom, Betty, as she comes to terms with her Breast Cancer.
Yep, tomorrow Betty is scheduled to undergo a mastectomy at a nearby hospital. Ginger is flying out to be with her mom during this difficult and concerning time, to obviously provide comfort to her mom, but to also provide understanding to the rest of her family.
As our family’s instances of medical need have increased in recent years I am more and more thankful for Ginger’s knowledge in all things medical, and especially oncology! She has been a godsend to both my family in my mom’s battle with her Neuroendricrine islet cell cancer, and now with her mom’s bout with breast cancer.
Ginger has certainly felt the weight of her knowledge and our dependence on her during these times, I feel for her. But also adore her willingness to play the role of both, concerned… Daughter, Daughter-in-law, Wife and… knowledgeable, skilled, respected Oncology Nurse. She is a trooper!
As I type this I am listening to Grand Rapids Airport Tower communications, her airbus just crossed the numbers landing on “Runway 8 Right” I am glad she is back on the ground, and will soon be with the folks who need her most right now, her family.
My thoughts and prayers are obviously going to be focused toward Central Michigan for the next few days. I pray for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Betty, knowing full well this is only Act 1 of new chapter in her life and there will be many more trials to work through in the coming months as her cancer treatment progresses, but I want her to know I (and many others) will be thinking of her, and praying for her as she goes though it. I feel better knowing she’ll have her daughter Ginger by her side for this first step! I can think of no one better to have there.