- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Post-op update

I went in fully believing for great news. While there were no surprises the news was more heavy than Shawn and I had prepared for.

Kidney tumor is the aggressive kind that doesn't have a sure-fire chemo plan. There were two lymph nodes behind the kidney that were affected. The tumor was very close to a major artery. Scary. "what's surprising is that such a small tumour could wreak such havoc... Lungs, scapula".

I will start monthly iv therapy of medicine to strengthen my bones as to increase density to protect me from bone breaks. I will have blood taken monthly to watch my kidney function while chemo happens.

Shawn asked if the kidney was the primary, that seems up in the air.

The surgeon was very pleased that I have an appt with the oncologist next week already. God is good. He just keeps lining things up for us!

Our hearts are so heavy. We are scared and overwhelmed.

Right now I am watching my kids' school Christmas concert. I sure do love these precious gifts.

Please, pray peace and wisdom.

Pray that our chemo doctor finds the right chemo right off the bat. God uses chemo for miracles and we pray for that for me.

Serious, but not hopeless. Please, pray fervently. We had hoped and believed for better news.


  1. Oh man - I was hoping and praying with you for better news. That sucks - big time. We love you guys and will keep praying.

  2. 'Serious but not hopeless' was what came to my mind as I learned the news. You are still in the boxing ring...fighting the good fight.
    And we all still stand around you giving all the support we can.

  3. Hey sweet girl...I will keep standing in the gap for you...praying my heart out to the Lord for healing, peace, strength, comfort...everything and anything you list. Hugs and Love...Tamalin

  4. Aw Kristin, I'm so sorry. Keeping you in our family prayers daily, keeping you in my personal prayers all day long!

  5. coming over from Kimberly at My Brown Bag Studio and sending prayers for you to the Great Healer. May God be with you and your family now and may be bring you strength and peace and healing in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.....

  6. That's crummy news, but we will pray with iyou for incredible faithfans for healing.

    1. That would be faith and...not faithfans. Sheesh

  7. That's okay Karina, I am a fan of faith. :) One day at a time, one cancer cell killed at a time. Praying. Rebecca

  8. May God bless you and be with you in the coming days ahead. I will be praying for you. (Came over from Kimberly's blog).

  9. Was praying for better news, but God is still God and as you say, He can use chemo to help with the healing process as well...Praying peace, rest and an infusion of His healing power to be activated in your body...May Gods' presence be felt in your heart, home and family through this trying time...God bless you and your family...

  10. Stopping by from Kimberly's blog and want you to know that I'll be praying for you all the way from NC in the US!

  11. Praying for continued peace and strength for you Kristin, Sean and family! May God continue to pour out His heart to you!♥ Praying today is the day the Lord has made let you rejoice and be glad in it!

    Much love to you and your family!
    Many prayers!
    Lori O

  12. IICor 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair......struck down but not destroyed.
    Love and prayers from Cher

  13. Kristin, Sean and Family

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. You are in great hands with the ARCC/BCCAAC. Truly the Dr's and radiologists, surgeons, techs and unit clerks are the best there are in Abby.

    My sister had small cell carcinoma of the cervix and spent most of 2011 at Abby for radiation and chemo and pain management. Dr Winston - oncologist and Dr Lester - radiotion are fabulous !!! The ER is fabulous and will help you in whatever why they can, especially for the intolerable pain management.

    My heart goes out to your children and your family. Such a stressful time of year coupled with this journey is hard for anyone. Take care of yourself, spend time with your family -- Get a family portrait done !, and enjoy the season which will give you strength to plow through 2013 !!!


    Niamh Kavanagh

    PS Popped over from Kim at My Brown Bag Studio


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