Monday, May 11, 2009

SURGERY CANCELLED!!!!

As some of you know, I've been in the hospital since Saturday evening. After fighting the Pneumonia this last week, I was having a bad pain in my right calf. Last Thursday afternoon, I went to my primary doctor to pick up my script for follow up x-ray. I mentioned the pain I was having in my calf and my doctor wanted to see me before I left his office. It was now after 5 pm and my doctor told me I needed to go the ER and have an ultra sound done to make sure that I did not have a blood clot in my leg. Everything turned out okay and I was sent home. I woke up the next morning having more pain than the day before. By Saturday, I could barely walk. Saturday evening I finally decided to come back to the ER. They were saying I had Cellulitous in my ankle area. For some reason, my surgeon ordered a CT scan of my chest, stomach, and pelvis. These scans are not showing good news. The tumor in my colon has increased in size, my lymph nodes in my stomach has increased in size as well which is putting pressure on my ureter and I may need a stint put in so I don't experience kidney issues. Also, my lungs are showing an increased number of spots. All of this change has happened since stopping chemo in mid April. Therefore, surgery is cancelled. We will be talking with the lung team to get an answer to what is going on with my lungs and I will be starting chemo again within the next few days. I will be on a different chemo regimen and my doctor said I have only a 20% chance of keeping my hair.
I have been having a very bad feeling about surgery this past week and I really felt that God was telling me that I was not ready for surgery. I certainly wasn't expecting this kind of news. It's a bit shocking to my whole family. I feel that I have taken a step backwards. I am ready to start back on the chemo fight. I would really appreciate as many prayers not only for my healing but also for my family as they try and take in this news. I love you all.

Kim

14 comments:

Rannyjean said...

Kim:
My family has been praying for you so much. I will be interceding on your behalf now!

Stefany Pew said...

Oh Kimmie!!! I love that despite this news, you are still shooting out courageous fighting words and making me feel okay. I will continue to pray for you and hope that your body will eventually get to the point where you can have surgery. I love you!!!

Molly Nolan said...

You and your family have been in my thoughts AND prayers for some time now... I really hope this all ends up just being a turning point in your life that was meant to bring your family closer and help you all realize how wonderful you are together... You are an amazing mother and a beautiful family... keep your head high beautiful...
Molly Nolan

Carol Urban said...

I have been SO worried about you since your last post. Was good to see your post today and know what's going on with you and your family. I am sending prayers for all of you!

Miss JRenae said...

THinking of YOU and your FAMILY...always!!! Stay strong...I know you're fighter and you will get thru this bump in the road. xo-Jamie D.

Jill said...

Continued prayers for you Kim and sending lots of hugs your way too.

thearringtonclan said...

Good to see the update Kim but sad to see the content.. CHIN UP...We pray for you and your family as you continue to go through this trial..May the Prayers bring you comfort... Maxine

Colleen said...

Thoughts and prayers with you always!!!

Tina said...
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Tina said...

Hi Kim, I found you thru Michelle's blog. I am currently going thru chemo for stage III colon cancer. I have my 3rd round of chemo tomorrow (Wed.).
I'm just writing to let you know I will be praying for you! God is with you and will never forsake you!
Take care,
Tina

Michelle said...

Thinking of you....so glad to see you tonight. I'm here for you - we'll fight this battle together.

Gayla said...

Kim,

We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers - I think of you all often and wish we could be there for you and Deron. Keep up the fight! You inspire alot of people everyday!

Take care of yourself .

Love ya,

Gayla and Connor
Guard Family Ks Cousins

2 Pretty Sisters said...

Hey Beautiful Woman!! You're at Estrella, right?? Now I know why you are not easy to get ahold of!! LOL...I love you, We are all praying for you over here (& for your family). Hopefully I can stop in tomorrow or Thursday...think positive!! Xoxo, Randi

OBY said...

Hay Kimmy,,
I'm back home and our church is praying for you Wed night bible study, and Sun. church. They told me they have not stopped, and we will continue. Stay strong honey.
LOVE YOU
OBY