Here's a bit of an update since I last posted:
MIL had radiation and chemo pills for 30 days; started in November and her last day was last Friday. Now for the month of December she doesn't do anything; no radiation or chemo pills. Then in January she has surgery, and at that time she'll get an update regarding the cancer mass; whether they got it all, or if it's worse, etc.
Even though she's been off radiation for a few days, apparently it made her really sick. She was asleep last night at 5:30pm when my husband called her.
That was surprising for us to hear. We're not use to seeing her in this weakened state.
But we hope she'll feel better so she can enjoy Christmas.
Oh, forgot to mention: MIL could not even do the ultra sound they had planned.....The tech tried to stick the camera "up there" and she screamed out in pain. So apparently the mass is bigger than what they thought. That's what they told her. :-(
Thank you for the support and advice.