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

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cancer rides a roller coaster...


On this cancer journey, we are on a roller coaster of emotions; good days and bad, twists and turns in moments of happy and sad.

I have found the website: ( to be so helpful for us. My mom's caregivers and myself can read how patients with my mom's type of brain cancer progress. I realize she is right where she is supposed to be in terms of those ups and downs.

I know in the coming weeks and months, the bad days will begin to outnumber the good, but for now, on today's ride, my mom is feeling well. She is feeling strong, ready to get out and walk, and is having no pain. Today is a good day on the roller coaster, and we are thankful.


Beth said...

This is the best you can hope for at this time - that your mom is feeling well and strong today. After all, today is all we have (as you have said many times before). I know there are times when you probably feel like getting back into bed, crawling under the covers and having a good cry. And I hope you allow yourself that as you need it. Hang in there, give our love and good wishes to your mom.

Melissa said...

You are such and inspiration! I am amazed that you are able to be so positive while going through such a difficult time. Thank you for sharing. I will pray for your family as I am sure this affects you all.

sue bakalar said...

I'm so glad today is a good day. I'll pray for many more days like this. Know you are in my heart and in my prayers. Hugs and love to you all!

Kim said...

Thank you Lord for good days! I pray rest for you and you are so far away and pain free days for your mom.

Love you both!

Kim said...

I am so glad your mom had a good day today! Yay! We will pray for the small miracles that get us through our days. Sending healing thoughts to your mom.
p.s. I hope you do what Beth says!
kim l.