This is my own story of life with advanced ovarian cancer. I do not offer medical advice, and my treatment decisions are my own. Please talk to your physician or healer and gain as much information as you can about this dreadful disease called cancer. Remember, knowledge is Power!

Friday, March 4

Hi friends of Pateeta, it's Melissa, her daughter. My Mom is sitting next to me so I will type her words.

She had surgery on the right lung to drain fluid. It was the same that was performed on the left, the Talc pleurodesis. While the doc was in there, he did remove a tumor that had metastasized from the diaphragm. So, there WAS metastases to the lung.
She's in a lot of pain, and is having trouble breathing on the right side. She is hitting her pain button a lot, and is all tangled up in tubes and pissed off about it. She just wanted to update. She says if she gets out of here, the party is this weekend. She (and me too!) Says thank you all for your love and support.

I will update as I am asked to. Ginny, if you want to come she is on the ICU at Good Sam.

Love to all,


  1. A ridiculous amount of prayers and good thoughts coming your way. Seriously, get the Guinness World Record people on the line-- it's going to be epic. Hang in there and take care of yourselves. Both of you.

  2. Sending love and prayers as always and more grace under pressure juju to you because I know you're about to lose it from being so irritated. Not the type of person who can handle being un-independent for long. :-D Thank you, Melissa, for the update. You know your mom's a rock star and her fans MUST have frequent updates or we get cranky too. Love to you as well.

  3. My heart is there with you sweet sis...I'm holding you and rocking you gently. The love and prayers that surround you are endless. You own them...Hold tight Patty, You can do this!
    Your children and family adore you as do many hundreds of others...We are there...I love you with all of my heart...V

  4. Melissa thank you so much for the update. I am praying hard for your Mom and you. I am awed and inspired by her spirit. Many prayers from Texas.

  5. Melissa , Thank you so much for the update. Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Hey you, hang in there, pump the button, know you are LOVED, and I sending prayers, the best I can, full of love and lots of hugs and positive energy. FUCK CANCER!!!!!!

  7. here here Maggie! Pateeta get better soon girl! Melissa - you star :) thank you for updating
    love from over the Pond

  8. Thank you Melissa for posting. Wow, Pateeta you are a fighter..........keep that kick-ass spirit going!

    Many hugs to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Sorry to read about this development but happy to have news posted by beloved daughter. Give your mom a big hug for me. Tell her like Cher said in that movie, "snap out of it."


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