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When I lost my mother almost 2 years ago. Everyone kept telling me, “Time heals all wounds.” That may be true, however, there is NOTHING that will heal the wound of losing a parent.

I recently had hysterectomy surgery.

It's something that my husband and I talked about quite often since we lost my mom. She was supposed to get one at my age, but she was “too busy raising kids” and she didn't want to have to take time off work in order to heal.

There was one problem with her thinking.

25yrs later, we found out she had Endometrial Cancer. That cancer (if you're not familiar with the type) plaques the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. Her cancer was so bad, she underwent at least 10 surgeries within 3 years because the tumors were so large that whenever they tried to remove them, the would cut or nick another organ in her abdomen. She also underwent at least 2 rounds of chemo & radiation. One was a “cutting edge” radiation that was supposed to completely blast cancer. Unfortunately, instead of blasting cancer away, it made it move into other parts of her body.

My mom battled Endometrial Cancer for 3 1/2 years. She fought long and hard down to her very last days. I'll never forget holding her hand the night before she passed and hearing her very lightly whisper “I love you” with a tear running down her tired and worn down cheeks. That's when I told her:

“Mom, stop fighting. We'll be okay! Grandma & Grandpa are waiting for you! Go join them. It's time!”

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I'm a North-Central Ohio Lifestyle & Parenting Influencer located just south of Norwalk in a beautiful tiny rural town called New London. Married to the love of my life, raising 2 teen boys, and 2 chubby cats. I live for coffee, swear words, family & technology.

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