April 02, 2009

Gearing Up for Round Two

Monday and Tuesday were test days. I hope I passed! First was the biopsy-not fun! They take bone morrow fluid, and bone from the hip bone by the lower back. You are given the option of having pain killer or just a local. I always opt for the drugs but it still hurts! I also had an EKG, heart scan, and PET/CT scan. It is hard to lay still on your back when they just drilled a hole in you. I also had a Pulmonary function test. I am always a slow learner on this one. You have to do certain breathing exercises correctly into a tube. It took me seven tries to get it right! I go to see Dr. Tricot tomorrow. I think we are getting smarter at this. The first time we didn't know what to ask now I have a list of questions to ask him. If everything from the tests I had this week look good I will probably begin the next treatment on Monday the 6th. This is round two. The first round knocked the cancer down. We are counting on this next round to knock it into a long, long remission. This has been quite the journey-one that I would not wish on anyone. However I do wish everyone to have the opportunity to feel the love and support that I have felt. I have received so much love and encouragement from so many friends, family, and aquaintances. I am so blessed to have had such good friends throughout my life. It is very humbling to know that so many are praying for me and my family. May you each have the opportunity at some time to feel the overwhelming love and support of others in your life. Thank you and may the Lord Bless you, Love Kris

7 comments:

Amera said...

You are amazing Kris. Im so glad I got to see you last sunday, you are such a great friend and a loving one that is! Im sorry I didnt get around to seeing you this week. The flu has struck us along with the cold..... so that is why I knew I couldnt come see you. I will get this gift to you this year I promise! I have every good intention of giving it to you :) Anyway, I love you wiht all my heart and wish you and your family the best of luck during the next few weeks. YOu are such an amazing trooper and example to all of us. Keep up the hard work and may our prayers be wiht you. We love you!
Amera-The Jarvis Family

Book Girl said...

It was good to see you in the clinic this week. Good luck with round two, praying you make it through with no complications and that you will be in remission at the end of this journey- for many, many years. Lynn

Book Girl said...

It was good to see you in the clinic this week. Good luck with round two, praying you make it through with no complications and that you will be in remission at the end of this journey- for many, many years. Lynn

Rochelle said...

Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you get ready to embark on your next "climb".

Diane Campbell said...

Dear Kris,
You do not know me, we are moving into the ward soon and I heard a little about your struggle with cancer. This disease seems to span through many lives. My cousins have had it, one with 6 small children and one with 7 children. They fought hard. Just remember to leave all the cares of the world behind you as you climb this mountain. Our friends daughter got cancer when 7 she is over it and 12 now. It is an amazing story and many journeys. Maybe someday we can meet and I can share their story of faith and hope. Be strong and most of all rest and ask the Lord to carry you through this trying time. A sister in the gospel. Diane Campbell
http://dondicampbell.blogspot.com

Diane Campbell said...

Dear Kris,
You do not know me, we are moving into the ward soon and I heard a little about your struggle with cancer. This disease seems to span through many lives. My cousins have had it, one with 6 small children and one with 7 children. They fought hard. Just remember to leave all the cares of the world behind you as you climb this mountain. Our friends daughter got cancer when 7 she is over it and 12 now. It is an amazing story and many journeys. Maybe someday we can meet and I can share their story of faith and hope. Be strong and most of all rest and ask the Lord to carry you through this trying time. A sister in the gospel. Diane Campbell
http://dondicampbell.blogspot.com

Diane Campbell said...

Dear Kris,
You do not know me, we are moving into the ward soon and I heard a little about your struggle with cancer. This disease seems to span through many lives. My cousins have had it, one with 6 small children and one with 7 children. They fought hard. Just remember to leave all the cares of the world behind you as you climb this mountain. Our friends daughter got cancer when 7 she is over it and 12 now. It is an amazing story and many journeys. Maybe someday we can meet and I can share their story of faith and hope. Be strong and most of all rest and ask the Lord to carry you through this trying time. A sister in the gospel. Diane Campbell
http://dondicampbell.blogspot.com

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