7 month Update

Hi there!  This is my first post which is 7 months post-op.  To date, I’ve had the initial surgery, 6 weeks of radiation, 4 cycles of chemo, 2 MRI’s, and countless doctor visits and blood tests.  My latest MRI result showed shrinkage in the flares which they didn’t remove in surgery and the cavity where my tumor was is starting to close in.  Hearing these words, Michael and I finally let out a sigh of relief.  My oncologist, Dr. Chaudhary with UC Health, couldn’t believe it herself.  She kept saying, “this is crazy!”  We discussed my next round of Temodar and she referred me to her colleague, Dr. Curry to discuss new symptoms that I’ve been having over the last 2 weeks which are most likely seizures.   She then gave me a big hug (as usual) and we went to show off how much my hair has grown back in with her NP, Connie, who I equally adore.  I’ve said it since Day 1, if you’re going to face this diagnosis and the probable outcome, I consider myself blessed because of my physicians, treatment path, and office staff who have all made this journey as easy as possible.  They not only consider me a patient, but a human being most of all.  My quality of life is of the utmost importance to them.  I couldn’t be luckier than to be treated by them.

My family and closest friends continue to check-in with me daily and the amount of Facebook love I get is amazing!  People I have not heard from in years go out of their way to let me know they are thinking of us and some have even sent small gifts.  One of my most favorite teachers, Mrs. Deb Johnson, sends motivational texts every Monday morning to keep my spirts up and the parents of a friend I met in pre-school send cards weekly.  I have to admit that feels pretty damn good.

13 Responses to 7 month Update

  1. Needless to say, you are an easy one to love and be supportive of! You continue to amaze those of us fortunate to know and love you. You have given strength to Staci, Michael and I at times you weren’t even aware of. I hope you always know how much you are loved…you are never alone in this battle. We are not going anywhere! As I’ve told you before, you are stuck with us!!!

  2. Thinking about you and praying for you daily. In college I watched in awe as you battled back from a knee injury that ends most people’s cheerleading careers….you came back stronger, as a national champion. You are truly an inspiration and the toughest chick I know! You got this Kelli!
    Goodnight, Room 606

  3. The reason you have been chosen for this battle are unknown. God must have known that out of all of us, only you could fight such a huge fight. Never giving in, always thinking the best. What an example you are to me and so many others. We love you sunshine.

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