Our Kathryn is quite ill... UPDATE AT END

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Our Kathryn is quite ill... UPDATE AT END

Postby Bev G » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:06 pm

and said I could post. She is in the hospital with gall bladder and liver labs way, way out of whack. They are doing tons of tests and I believe are going to try to put in bile duct stents later today? Apparently she is very jaundiced, and is having a great deal of pain along with whatever is blocked.

I know all of her friends here will join me in sending her all good wishes, and prayers if you are moved to do so.


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58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby vickitwo » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:15 pm

Bev, So sorry to hear that. Thanks for the update.

DH Dx 1/2012 @ age 52
stage IV CC
transverse colon,omentum, cecum,liver,lungs,L5
9 rounds of Folfox, Avastin,
radiation tx to L5 and hips
12/13/13 Folfox/Avastin
1/4/2014 passed away @ Hospice House- age 54

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby skypup » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:18 pm

Thank you for posting, Bev. Prayers are being sent that the docs find and fix the problem and that she gets great care. Hang in there, Kathryn! You have lots of friends pulling for you!

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby CRguy » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:29 pm


Prayers and best wishes mega POSI +++++++ Vibes for getting the pain under control and a plan working on the hepatic issues.

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby some » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:34 pm

Praying for your Kathryn. I hope that you can get some relief and feel good again. You've been so open and helpful for all of us here as well as an inspiration.

DH (age 41) diag Stage IV mets to peritoneum - July 2012 (undetectable on CT PET or MRI)
Folfox 7 & Avastin started July 2012 CEA, CA 19-9 not indicators
HIPEC surgery 1/18/13
Folfiri/Erbitux - March 2013
Lots of prayers.

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby Icesk8tr » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:47 pm

Dear Kathryn,
My prayers are with you. I hope your doctors can resolve this issue quickly and you will be out of pain. My heart goes out to you, you have been through so much. I know how much the holidays mean to you. I want you to be able to enjoy them with your family. We are all pulling for you. You will get through this.

Love & Hugs,
Stage IV CC 2010

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby BrownBagger » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:10 pm

My best wishes to Kathryn. She's a real trooper and an inspiration to us all.

Hang in there, my friend.
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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby jean60 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:26 pm

Bev G wrote:

I know all of her friends here will join me in sending her all good wishes, and prayers if you are moved to do so.


I am moved to do so.
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
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Ileostomy reversal 5/13

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby ams5796 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Thinking of Kathryn during this difficult time. I hope she gets home soon for the holidays.

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby Helen » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:35 pm

I just lit a blue candle for peace and healing for Kathryn.
My partner of almost 18 years ***Wife as of July 1 2013***Pam was dx in Nov 2011
Stage IV advanced mCRC
Nov 2011 colostomy
Feb 2012 Folfiri
March 2012 Erbitux
May 2012 3 blood clots
June 2012 Lovenox
May 2013 FOLFOX
Dec 19 2013 My beloved was set free

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby juliej » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:36 pm

Even through her bad patches, Kathryn's strength is amazing. I hope things turn around and soon! In the meantime, I'm holding her in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
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Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby so-scared » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:01 pm

I hope that they get a good plan and place quickly and that you are feeling much better very soon!
DH 51 yo
dx 5/16/11 stg 4 RC
mets both lobes liver & lung
6/11 chem/rad
FOLFOX 9-12/11
12/11 TME/liver resect/rfa (15 tumors)
more Folfox w/Avastin
5/12 innumerable mets liver
Folfox/Avas FAIL
HAI pump 12/12
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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby Maia » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:25 pm

((((Kathryn)))) I was thinking about her this morning, wondering how she was doing.
Sending you love so you're not in any pain, and wishing you have your usual strength and clarity. You're a great one.

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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby andy21 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:39 pm

Hope the pain goes away and hoping Kathryn gets a spontaneous remission, as she has shown remarkable strength in this journey.
Caregiver: To 67 Yr father
diag. Stage IV, 5/12, liver mets
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Re: Our Kathryn is quite ill...

Postby SoConfused » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:47 pm

I am very sorry to hear about Kathryn's hospitalization and pain. I hope she can bounce back quickly once the stent is put in place. She and her family are in my prayers.
Stage IV CC

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