Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rachel Martinez Padilla

Funeral services for Rachel Martinez Padilla, 58, of Rosenberg will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with a  graveside service following at 11:30 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery. 

A reception will follow the afternoon services at 1:30 pm on June 13, at the Knights Inn in Rosenberg, Texas.

A rosary will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Caballero-Ryder Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

Rachel was born on March 19, 1956 in Waelder, Texas  to Ysabel and Patricia Martinez and slipped into Jesus Arms on Saturday,  June 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. 

Rachel is preceded in death by her parents, Ysabel and Patricia Martinez.

She is survived by her loving husband, of 38 years, Joe Louis Padilla.

Rachel also leaves behind in  God's care her children, Joe Anthony and wife Melissa Padilla; JoAnn Padilla and husband Justin Sandlin; grandchildren, Alyssa and Joshua Padilla, Briana Tijerina, Jayden and Justin Sandlin Jr; brothers, Rudy and wife Emily Martinez, David Martinez, Daniel and wife Patricia Martinez; sisters, Susie and husband David Hernandez, Irene and husband Daniel Castillo,  Ofelia and husband Samuel Arriaga, Annette Garcia and husband Lino Rodriguez.

Our mother exemplified Faith in Christ, dedication to her family, generosity and wholeheartedness.  She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Caballero-Ryder Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1600 Ave D, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. 

Knights Inn, 26010 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.

Caballero-Ryder Funeral Home, 722 Grillo Way, Rosenberg, Texas 77471.
Tributes and words of condolences may be left for the Padilla family at www.caballero-ryderfuneralhome.com 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Update for our mom

Dear Family and Friends,

It’s with great sadness to report to you that our mom and friend passed away yesterday evening at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. We find comfort in knowing that she has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior. Thank you for all your prayers and support over the last year. We will continue to post updates to her blog to notify everyone of all the funeral arrangements. If you have any pictures of Rachel would like to share with us please email to ffofrp@gmail.com.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Update on our mother

Today is Friday June 6th and I wanted to post a brief update for my mothers family and friends as We know how much she enjoyed sharing her journey with you. Our mother Rachel is still here in the palliative care unit at MD Anderson fighting her battle with Breast cancer. If you would like leave words for encouragment for our mother, please call and leave her a message.  Our mother is the strongest woman we have ever crossed paths with and we ask that you keep her in your thoughts and prayers. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Update on Fundraiser 5/14/13

I just want to apologize for not updating my blog I've been so busy with treatments and dr's visits. I've been coming to MD Anderson for my chemo treatments which I now get Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week except the (4 th )week is off week. I have Lymphema therapy once a week and according to my pain specialist is a common reaction to mastectomy. Once he seen all medication list I was taking he was amazed at all the extra chemicals that I was putting in my body .He immediately told me to stop taking them and I was prescribe methadone only. I want to thank my sister in law Beatrice and Ram for surprising me with this fundraiser. As I reflect on God's word,remember that while my health is not good right now,always give thanks for: Having a loving husband,loving children , lots of loving friends and loving relatives. I was planning to be there at the fundraiser so that I could see my co- workers except Friday the 9th I had to have a blood transfusion. I was feeling fatigue I figure I better stay home. Selling 300 tickets you make $1700, plus  all your donations. I'm very thankful to all my family and friends for the success of my fundraiser . Today Thursday 15th being on new prescription I've been feeling fatigue . My sister comes at 9am til 11 Monday thru Friday .Family been very Supportive .  
Love Rachel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 14,2014

(#2) Paclitaxel & Bay 80-6946 Infusion

I've been so busy at MD Anderson Hospital after we had consultation meeting with Dr. Booster on March 13. I'm so pleased with my team group Dr.'s and nurses they're here to help me cure the cancer that remained and spreaded. After surgery I had to wear compression sleeve and glove given to me by surgeon. I've been diagnose with Lymphedema and attended 1 class therapy. On Wed. I go to therapy here at MD. And I give blood work every Wednesday. We're mostly at Md Anderson hospital booked with appointments. It's a total of 12 Chemo Treatments ending on May 20,2014. I was tested for BRCA1,BRCA2(breast cancer 1and 2).  (Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer) gene analysis. My results came back and they were Negative!!!!! That was a blessing for the family.
Side effect on new treatment last week I was nausea one day I took one Ondansetron pill and it helped. Other then feeling fatigue. I'm still on pain management controlling pain on my left arm Dr says tumor is squeezing my arm nerves. Shoulder gives out I can't shop no more than 30 min. The left side of my neck  I have to watch cells aren't getting bigger size. My chest is improving with first treatment I see where it's drying up and all the oozing pus coming out and has bad odor. I'm taking pictures after each treatment to see if it's improving. All my medications were changed now I'm on Oxycontin 20milli,every twelve hrs. Oxycodone 5milli. Every 4hrs or pain,breakthrough .  I'm taking Synthroid for thyroid. Gabapentin for nerve pain on arm. Side effect I could loose my hair so I'm putting my recent picture of me. I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter weekend. Take Care .