The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Grandma Lorraine Update

I talk with my mom almost every day, and wanted to let you all know that she is managing very well, all things considered! She went over to her friend Annette's house for pizza tonight, and yesterday she was able to attend the "Red Hat Society" luncheon! This week she will be attending several group functions. She manages all of this with the help of caregivers, friends, and her own fortitude to spend time how she pleases! I'm so proud of her!

Hospice comes by once a week, and brings medications, answers questions, and takes vital signs, etc...

She is walking extra loops around her property driveway to keep her strength up. She is no longer able to use the cane due to stability, so she uses the walker to do her exercise, and the wheelchair for outings.

She said she is getting more confused on schedules, dates, times, math skills, etc...but is still able to do enough that she won't let those limitations get in her way. She is definately showing cancer who's boss!

4 comments:

glitzen said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I am happy to find yours, and I will be back. Praying for your precious mother. She sounds like a tough lady!
Best of luck with your riding lessons. Let me know when you get to canter! Its the best, and you will be so addicted you will wear your horse out...lol. Love all your pics!
BTW, I love anything with apples, and all things chocolate too!

stefanie said...

Thanks for sharing your mom's story and her courage, and Grandma Lorraine, someone in PA is praying for you.

sue bakalar said...

You go Lorraine!! You are truly an inspiration. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers!

Love,
Sue

Aleah Faires said...

Thinking of the Kofford family and praying for Grandma Lorraine. Sending our love from Redding.