Friday, April 6, 2012

First Post

Hi everyone!

My name is Alex, Ada Maria's niece, and I'm writing this first post to explain how this blog works and what will be going on here.  In the future Ada Maria will be writing.  The purpose of this blog is to journal Ada Maria's progress as she works towards healing.

If you want to receive an email when Ada Maria writes and publishes an entry you need to enter you email into the box on the upper right of this blog where it says "Follow by email" and hit submit.  Every day at a particular time, the blogging platform will check to see if there is a new entry and send out an email.  So you will receive an email in the evening regardless of  when the entry was posted.  If you use some type of feed reader there are buttons to subscribe on the right as well.  Comments are turned on and available for use.

Hi Again,

This is Gloria, I am Ada's youngest sister and Alex's mom.  Although we hope that Ada will be doing her own blogging in the future, right now, she is not quite up to it.  So, you'll probably hear from a number of us that are choosing to spend time with her, here in New York as she embarks on her newest journey.  Ada is presently at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and although they are still working towards a final diagnosis and a number of tests are not complete, it seems highly probable that she has ovarian cancer.

This journey started with Ada experiencing difficulty breathing which got worse over the last month.  When she went and checked in with her doctor, they did a CT scan and discovered that she had a significant amount of fluid in her right lung.  She was hospitalized and as they treated that, they started the testing to figure out what was causing this issue.  After more tests that you can possibly imagine, we arrived at today.

This will be a challenging journey for Ada, physically, emotionally and mentally and she is working through the first steps.  The last couple of days, as she starts to understand what are the possible treatments and what she can expect, she is starting to feel a little more like herself.  There will be good and bad days, but every day is another step on El Camino.

Ada wants to thank all the many people that have reached out, called, left messages, visited and prayed (in all denominations and languages).  We know that this is making a difference!

One last thought, we are not quite sure how often we will be posting, so, sometimes it will be a couple times a week, sometimes less often.

Until the next time...

1 comment:

  1. Lunes y Martes estaremos en Zaragoza, te vamos a encomendar de forma muy especial a Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Seria bueno tener una direccion donde poder mandarte una Cinta de la Virgen para que te la pongas como pulsera en la muneca o en el tobillo durante el periodo de enfermedad. Muy interesante esta pagina, esperamos seguir recibiendo noticias. Gracias Gloria. Un besote los Diaz-Crespo desde Madrid Espana FELIZ PASCUA