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My mother very much inherited a trait from the other women in her family: she rarely complains about health trouble, or mentions them.
Like her grandmother. The first time she complained she wasn't feeling well, everybody knew instantly that something must be horribly wrong.

I just learned today that on June 18th, my mom's getting an operation to get her uterus removed. 
She had had some minor growth taken out from it in the past, none of them showing trace of cancers. Ouf! 
But what is happening now, the doctors can't tell even after many exams (geez mom, you didn't really tell me about those either). So they are taking no chances, and removing the whole thing and then send it to a lab for testing.
She should be out of hospital within 2-3 days.
You can bet I will be calling every friggin day to know how she is.
With that bit of news, I didn't get as much work done as I wanted. Again. Hard to concentrate a bit.

So more Water Tribe pages came out- they flow out more easily than work, being more loose.
...
Funny, I just realised suddenly how much the water tribe keeping secrets from Zhao kinda reflects this new situation in my family. Hmmm...
Reality catches up on fiction way too fast there.

 

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jurnalfiksi
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
:( my prayers to your mom
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, very appreciated.
incandescens
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh, Zhao. :)

Lovely stuff, as always.

My best wishes for your mother.
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, both for the Zhao and the good wishes.
merofi
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
I hope your Mom gets better soon! My aunt had the same surgery done to her back in 2002, it took a while for her to heal but she made it okay and is in much better health for it. The kind of pain that her uterus caused her put a lot of stress on her body. I hope it will help your Mom too...
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know if my mom suffered any kind of pains. That's the thing, she doesn't mention it. Maybe she'll say something afterwards, like how better she feels.
Hope it does help her, but it looks like her whole summer of playing golf will be over. Gotta spend the next 6 months without doing anything too strenuous.
yaytime
Jun. 11th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Best wishes to your mom and family!
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. Everything should go well.
We keep saying to cheer ourselves up "well at least, it's not a vital organ...".
archangelbeth
Jun. 11th, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
Eee. I hope your mom will be okay quickly! (And now I go read. I hope it helps that having new Zhaoka brightens my grouchy morning?)
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. She's a tough woman, she should make it well.
Add a grouchy Zhaoka to brighten a grouchy morning? I don't know if two grouchy things can make a happy result.
ambrmerlinus
Jun. 11th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
My mom underwent a similar operation last year. I hope your mother recovers well.

In other news, Zhao is piiiiiissed....
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Hope your mom is doing well. I guess the one thing that makes us worry more is the biopsy test results from the whole thing.

Oh yeah, Zhao's pissed meter is rising, rising...
rock_rhapsody
Jun. 11th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Best of luck to your mum! Don't worry, my mum underwent the same thing (no chance of brothers then..boo.haha) and is as grumpy as ever (it's a good thing!).. as for Zhao..my "dundundun" a comment ago seems to loom ever closer..Zhao isn't the type to deceive lightly (though technically the "deception" was for everyone's good..or not..)...Again, my best wishes to you mum! Get Well soon Mrs.Rufftoon!
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
I think my mom is passed the siblings stage right now -thankfully! I guess we're all wondering what went wrong, what will the test results be like.

Hehe, no doubt you saw the whole Zhao thing coming- he can be so predictable (if not, that would be out of character!). Oh yesh, the deception was for everyone's good. Uptil now.
takumee
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I hope your mum gets better soon. How ironic, my mum also told me she had a growth in her uterus. Uncool. :(
Nooo Zhaoka! You DO belong in the water tribe!
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hopefully for your mom, the doctors will be able to treat it easily. As for mine, we'll see how well she does after surgery. *le sigh*

As for Zhaoka, he's starting to doubt if he should belong there.
takumee
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
...
Come on, you need a hug. *hugs*
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)
Hugs are good *hugs ya back*
larsony
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'll be praying for your mom.
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, very appreciated.
alexds1
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your mothers' health problems, though several women in my family have had hysterectomies without any complications. My mom got a biopsy for mouth cancer a few years ago, I was freaking out for a week until the results came back... try not to freak out too much about it, hopefully your mom will be ok!

(and don't repeat that mistake of not telling anyone :B)
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, she will do better afterwards (not that she complained of doing badly before). Hopefully the test results won't be negative. Nothing I can do until then, so I guess I'll just have to keep going in the meantime.

As for not telling anyone, I have yet to display that family trait. I may have inherited it, but I think I'm closer to my dad in term of personality- forgetful, distracted...oh yeah, that's me.
star_puppet
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh man...I hope your mom undergoes a successful operation.
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks....we're all crossing our fingers that it goes well and the results are good.
conga_chili
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that about your mom. It actually happens a lot, I think (the developing without the person's awareness) - even watched a procedure while I was volunteering at my family doctor's. She sounds like a tough lady, I wish her a fast recovery.

Poor Zhao!
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Well, at least she doesn't seem to be worrying too much or be in a lot of pain right now. So...let's just hope the end results are good and not freaky.

Ain't finished with Zhao yet!
goraina
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Aw...your mom sounds like a cool, stoic, vibrant lady. I bet she'll recover with vigor! And be rarin' to go afterwards! Who needs a silly ol' uterus, anyway. :)

I'll keep your family in my thoughts.
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah...as long as it's just the uterus that goes- ovaries must stay! Good hormones come out of these.

Thank you very much *hugs*
engelen
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
don't worry, everything will be alright :3

*hugs*
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much *hugs back*
psychoe
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for your mom's health!
These sketches have been really interesting. I'm hoping those muse bricks keep steadily indulging themselves...and I mean that in a good way ofcourse. :)
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :)

Oh, looks like the muse bricks just aren't stopping. Believe me, I have to deflect a few of them. Can't draw all the silly ideas they throw my way.
rohantm
Jun. 11th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Chin up, surely it will all work out.
rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
It should, it should...it's just the test results that worry us. But not going to stress too much over it. Bad for the health.
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rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, many thanks to you and your mom. It's always encouraging to hear stories that turn out well.
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rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *hugs*

Hmmm...what would Zhao do...the man is usually pretty predictable...
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rufftoon
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! *hugs ya right back*
gigabomb
Jun. 12th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
My aunt had a similar surgery for a similar reason a few years ago. Hope your mom turns out okay.

Brilliant pages, as usual. However, I'm wondering where Zhao's awesome bear-claw necklace of a few pages ago went. Did he take it off?
rufftoon
Jun. 12th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
Man, judging from just the posts here, that's a surgery that seems to happen more often than I thought! Wow...
Thank you :)

As for Zhao's bear claw necklace, I forgot to draw it for a few panels, though he was supposed to be off in the last panel. Me bad!
booter_freak
Jun. 13th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Hope yer Mom get's better, Rufftoon!
rufftoon
Jun. 13th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Hopefully the surgery will help, and the test results will be good. Thanks!
tobu_ishi
Jun. 13th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
My mother also had a hysterectomy for a very similar reason, earlier this spring. The news freaked me out, too, when I first heard it, but she laughed at me and told me that it's a very safe procedure as surgeries go. (She's a doctor herself.) The worst effects she experienced were difficulty doing movements that required ab muscles for a few weeks (like lifting her legs while lying on her back) and some wooziness from the anaesthetic. Your mom should be just fine. ♥
rufftoon
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
I've been very surprised how often that surgery seems to happen. I guess you don't really hear about it much.
It's all "prostate this and that"...but the uterus seem like a bigger chunk (well, I know it isn't that big, but still!). Ah well, it is not one of the vital organs.
It's more the test results after the biopsy that worries me really. Can't do much more than wait, I'm afraid.
And yeah, my mom's preparing herself for a boring summer of not too much physical activity. Still, I'm sure she'll keep going on her walks at least, trying to get these muscles back in shape.
Many thanks for the encouraging words, very appreciated.
sylvacoer
Jul. 9th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
nmph... i knew he wouldn't be happy, i just hope this just lead to bloodshed! *tears up and prays for SOMEONE to jump in and make things right*
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