Fighting Stage 4 Leiomyosarcoma one day at a time

Hello Everyone,

Thank You for visiting, I initially started this blog to keep family and close friends updated on our journey to Houston Texas, to visit with Dr. Burzynski, a world renowned doctor, who specializes in cancer.

A year and a half ago, MB was diagnosed with stage 4 Uterine Leiomyosarcoma and given no more than a year to live.

MB is only 50, she hasn't seen any of her kids get married or have babies. She still has a thirst for life, three kids and a Husband who absolutely adores her. My sister is 23 and youngest brother only 17. We still need our Mama Bear. If you are, or were, blessed enough to have an MB like mine, who has always loved you unconditionally and supported you, you will know how we feel. Nothing can replace a mother's love. Nothing.

Because MB's cancer is very aggressive, we had no time to waste. The very same day the doctor told us to prepare for hospice, MB and I said, "Fu*k That!", Hospice is a dirty word at our house.We started applying to the Burzynski Clinic as soon as we got home from the doctors appointmet, after 3 days of collecting medical records and sending faxes we were finally accepted.We never took time to think, we just acted. No more than a week and half after we were told to go home and prepare for death, we were on a plane headed to Houston TX in search of life and a second chance. We've left California and our family during Thanksgiving.

Even though the treatment is crazy expensive and we are away from home during the holidays, this is still the best decision we ever made. Sometimes you have to bet big to win big!

We aren't the Kardashians, we are just the Vargas' and we are going through the "realest" hardest battle of our lives...This is our story....If you'd like to start reading from the very beginning click on November, on the lower right hand side of the page and the very first post is the "Adventure Begins"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A decision has been made

I would like to begin by thanking you all for the continued support. We spoke with MB's doctors and the treatment has had a partial effect. The tumors in spine and bone are shrinking but the ones on her liver and lungs continue to grow. The treatment has made MB weak and she would no longer like to continue. She has decided to go on Hospice and stop all treatment.

We ask that you give our family some privacy at this time and please not visit unannounced. Everyone of you has had plenty of time to visit and speak with her and if you haven't come by now then you really weren't that interested in seeing her. That may be harsh but its the truth. Close family and friends are still very much welcome but please call before you come and limit your visits to no more than 15 minutes. MB is very weak and is sometimes too polite to tell people to leave but long visits exhuast her.

My lil warrior has fought a long battle but it's time for us to let her rest. Only myself, father, sister brother, tia alicia and tia meli see what she goes through day to day and its just tooo much for her weak frame. We ask that you join us in  leaving  this to God and pray for a miracle. Again thank you all. Your prayers are still welcome and we will keep you posted on her progress, please read the blog for updates as some days I am too busy to answer my phone and get back to you.

Thanks Again,
Mariela Vargas and family

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