For those wondering about my mom, she had her surgery on June 6. The cancer was still confined to the kidney, although it had begun to spread into the lining of the kidney. The surgeon took several samples of surrounding tissue just to be sure, but it looks like we are in the clear for now. The survival rate of stage II renal cell carcinoma is about 80%. The oncologist is going to monitor her closely over the next several months.
Mom is sore and not back to her old self yet - it may take several months - but she was well enough to come see us this week. The boys were very happy to see their Grandma, although we had to explain to them that Grandma had an "owie" and wasn't able to play as much with them as she normally does. Everything went well - the boys remembered to be careful and we even went out on the town a bit.
Also, I am thinking of opening up art request or trade slots as I had a lot of fun working on Mynzaea, and it's good practice for me. Keep in mind that I don't have a lot of time to do requests since I'm a pretty busy person, but I will get it done eventually.
Listening to: My boys being silly
Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper