Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An update

So, I have been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, which means it has wandered off to sow its wild oats throughout my abdomen. Among the things that now need to come out are my uterus and ovaries. Well, wasn't using them anyway. Apparently there are tumors sort of wrapped around in there, I'm not really very clear. I will need to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy to shrink the tumors, then another surgery to take them out.

Also, my dad says I need to take pure maple syrup mixed with basking soda, so I'll give that a try, too. I hurt, but not as badly as I did without the lovely morphine pump. I'm down, but that's probably at least partially to do with the fact that I've been off my antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds for a week. I still can't eat, damnit.

Winter weather blowing through Athens today. Everything will likely be shut down today and tomorrow. I'm still at St. Mary's Health Care System in Athens, GA room 5035. My deepest appreciations for all the support I've been receiving from all of you.

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  1. Katy, my heart goes out to you and I wish you all the best for a full recovery. Lots of love:)

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  2. Healing thoughts continue to go out to you, Katy. A lot of people are pulling for you to get through this ordeal. Big hugs to you!

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  3. Sending you strength, good vibes, good thoughts, wishes for less pain, a quick recovery, and full remission, though not necessarily in that order… Bottom line ~ hoping you feel and get better soon!

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  4. Man oh man! That all sounds awful. I shall redouble my good vibes and prayers for your complete recovery. Do get some rest and please feel better, for all of us :)

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  5. Katy, I'm so sorry to hear this. Keep writing.

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  6. Blimey, that sounds grim. Thoughts and prayers coming your way from over here in Blighty.

    Cheers

    MTM

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  7. Oh, Katy. I am so so sorry to hear this. I'm sending you love and healing vibes and keeping you in my prayers. *big hugs*

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  8. I'm very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  9. My apologies for not responding individually. I'm really tired. Seems every time I fall asleep some jackass down the hall starts yelling HELP rather than pushing his button, or the nurse comes in to see how I'm doing (Well I WAS sleeping...) etc. I have so much e-mail that I'm just trying to clear out the major stuff and my eyes won't focus. I keep falling asleep when I try to text or e-mail. And damn it, will they EVER bring in more saline???? *sigh* Bad enough I had to ask for ice chip FOUR TIMES. This floor is a madhouse.

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  10. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers ad strength!

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