Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scan Dates

Hello friends. I have my ct scan scheduled for August 26th with the review scheduled for 28th with Dr. Moriarty. When we know the results good, bad or ugly we shall share them with you all. I am hopeful but naturally very apprehensive, which of course does nothing, and produces nothing, but they are emotions I don't think any cancer patient escapes when it's "scan time." Some days I have myself convinced its back, and other days I say to myself there is no way it will ever come back, and so it goes. Please keep us in your prayers.

I am feeling much better physically and mentally. I am tired a lot, but I am also exercising a lot and attributing my fatigue to that at the moment. I really cannot complain. Things are going well.

I would also like to acknowledgthe passing of our friend Christine Niemi. Her blog link is on the sidebar of my blog "coloncancersucksass" which of course it does.

She passed away July 18th 2009. She was 32. She was the first "young" stage 4 cancer patient who I befriended when I was diagnosed, terrified, and frantic to find "someone like me," and of course she befriended me right back. She was a comforting friend to me but didn't mince words about how bad this cancer is or how bad it gets. I loved her honesty. She was an extremely strong woman. Going to graduate school throughout her treatment and lobbying congress about colon cancer prevention, and screening for those who were in need of it and uninsured. You can read about you tenacity, courage, and drive here http://fightcolorectalcancer.org/c3_news/2009/07/c3_advocate_christine_niemi_dies

Christine I will miss having you as a friend and someone who I looked up to. May you be resting peacefully in heaven suffering no longer. My condolences to her family and those grieving her loss.

Let keep praying for each other.

With much love,


Anonymous said...

Dearest Karen,

I am so glad that you wrote. There is not a day that I do not check on you.

You would not be human of you did not fear having the scans done. OMG when my little sister goes for her scans we are all petrefied. But in the end, we just hope and pray to God because no matter what we do it is all in God's hands.

You are always in my prayers.

I hope that everything will be perfect for you.

Love always,

teresa loughnane said...

Hi Karen,
Great to hear you are feeling so much better. Will be thinking of you on the 26th and 28th. Love always
Teresa, Mike and the boys xx

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for your continued progress and strength for all the challenges.
Love Josephine (Limerick)

kp said...

Hey Karen,

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. It must be difficult, but she sounds like a wonderful woman!

I think about you often, but next week, you will get all my positive energy! God love ya, girl!

Don MacLeod said...

Hey Karen

You're on my mind.. & in my prayers

Hold Fast & Feel Good!

Don MacLeod

Kristin said...

praying for you a lot this week, didn't realize it was scan week. Scan week is a peculiar agony.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend. We know that pain, too. I am just so very sorry...

You continue to be a sign for hope for us, and you remain in our prayers...
Kristin & the Cams crew