- 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

Friday, March 1, 2013

Vancouver General Hospital: Thrombosis Clinic

Heading out early for our appointment this morning at 9:00. Thankful to have so many excellent medical resources close to home! Didn't sleep well last night. Cancer shoulder has been bugging me the last few days. Not sure if its muscles or what. Please pray against "or what".

No idea what to expect from this appointment. My emotions are all over the place the last two days and I feel pushed out of my own kitchen, house, decisions about me, parenting, how I like to do things, life. Having a little identity crisis I think.

UPDATE:  This appointment was very positive.  First off, the doctor was lovely and fun and confident and very thorough in her interview, and no needles!!!... and we talked about her cute outfit and my recent great deal at Landsendd (remember the green floral dress?!).  Also, she was pleased with my progress and explained that each day post-blood-clot-emergency reduces my risks and that the 30 days mark was the big goal... and we're halfway there at day 18 now!  She has kept me on the injections for 3 months as they are the best option for me for my condition/situation/cancer treatment plan, etc.  And I completely trust her and agreed to be brave even though

When she actually saw my archipelago of bruises across my belly she made an 'oh! wow!" face... which made me feel validated in my gweeby-ness.  See... love her!  Thank you, God, again, for another great medical person for my team!   The overall message was that she didn't expect me to drop dead... always nice to hear verbalized.  The doctor was pleased with my progress, and she was also in agreement with the other doctors who have treated me along this blood clot... and the affirmation among professionals definitely comforts me and brings peace.  I will have a 3 months follow-up with the doctor and she will re-assess the injections at that point as we move through chemo and move further away from the emergency of the clot.  Clots take time to dissolve.

Overall, a good appointment with positive outcomes moving forward.  If the doctor is happy, I'm happy.  Thank you to those who prayed, and are continuing to pray.  We greatly appreciate your prayers!!!


  1. Praying that the "or what" gets lost!

  2. Love flying thru the miles to you. Hope it's a productive day. xox

  3. Hi Kristin our Love and Prayers and Strengths for YOU!!! You will Fight this Girl!!! You are AMAZING!!! Hugs.
    Christine, Paige, Jordan, Ryan and Jason xoxoxo

  4. I too am thankful for you that your team of Dr's is building and each one seems to add more confidence and clarity and not confusion =) Love hearing about positive appointments. Love you!

  5. Yay for positives and validation - thanks for the update!

  6. I am so happy for you that things went well. If you could see me sitting here, you would see me smiling and clapping. And then back to a LIBT 220 assignment. The occasional smile with come out then and again, with warmest wishes for you and your circle.


  7. hey Kris - Glad your appointment was positive, on all fronts. we'll keeping praying for the upcoming DAY 30 & that you'll blast those clots away forever. So thankful for these consistently amazing medical people that God's bringing your way. And your story is no doubt an encouragement and a light to them - God's peace and hope shining through in the midst of all this. I'm thinking of you today :) Hugs, Devana


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