I don't know where to begin. I first met Kathryn at a small get together at our house for CRC survivors and Anne from Get Your Rear in Gear. Kathryn was so strong. She was willing to go outside the box to fight this disease. Unfortunately, it seemed that for every step she took forward, there was at least one step back. It was like every known side effect to the chemo drugs hit her, plus she got side effects that weren't even the norm. It never stopped her. It almost gave her more of a reason to keep fighting. One year we walked together at our annual Get Your Rear in Gear. I had finished chemo, and she was in the midst of another series. We could not keep up with her! Her and her husband Bruce were such a kind couple. Things were not always going well healthwise, but they would never come over empty handed. It was such a treat when they brought their homemade wine. We knew for a long time this was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier. It was an honor and pleasure to get to know Kathryn, Bruce, her children, and even meet her parents. She fought a good, tough fight. Now she can rest. Sorry for rambling.
Went in for surgery for a cyst on my bladder, and they found colon cancer growing on the outside of the colon. Got to have two surgeries at the same time! Stage 3, one node involved.