- 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, May 17, 2013

Kidney Surgeon: follow-up

Had my follow up with the kidney surgeon today. He was pleased with the progress, surprised that he hadn't seen me in the meantime which is good I think. He said he's not worried about me or my bladder but going to keep an eye on it (my type of cancer can affect bladder). He took an extra step in my surgery to remove potential problem parts and I thanked him. Felt like a good visit. Very positive.

Kori came with me today and felt very positive. I am mostly just neutral at these appointments now. I hate going to any appointment, the potential stress scares me, makes one more thing for me to push off. I am glad that Kori felt it was good, I was glad to have her there.

Came home and felt quite tired this later afternoon. Had a two hours nap, woke up feeling still tired. Chemo tired kicking in. Hoping for a gentle weekend. Thankful that my kidney surgeon feels positive about my progress, that is good news. I just don't feel so much emotionally, I am nauseas, have hunger but little appetite, am thirsty but not interested in drinking, am tired though not too foggy-headed.

Today was a lower day and slower moving, but a good day. Thank you, Lord, for this good surgeon and his skill and good, positive outlook. I am grateful!


  1. Sometimes I wish there was a little "I was here" button I could push when I read your posts. I often can't find the words to let you know I'm here and praying and supporting you. I've typed a bunch of other stuff but keep erasing it, as it just sounds . . . well not how I want it to. So I was here! I hear your prayer requests, I'm praying :)

  2. I've often wished there were simple emoticons that could be used to say different things. I'll just try to take the moment though and risk saying something wrong in the hopes of letting you know...still praying here. Hugs.

  3. Norina & Lovella & anyone else that has tried typing words in this box and then deleted it all.... Kristin is touched that you have taken the time to come and read her posts. That you have thought about her today. That you have prayed for her and her family. The fact that you have gone the extra mile and left a few words, means the world to 'Team Kristin'. Her husband, parents, sisters, kids, family and friends are all SO thankful at the kindness that is offered up to her every single day. Meals and hugs and prayers and everything in between is that little push that gets us all through every day. EVen I come to this page several times a day and don't know what to say. What comes to mind right now is....
    THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart,
    from Kristin's 'baby sister' Keri

  4. Thta is positive news from the today doctor - glad to hear it. Luv & prayers sent thru the miles tonight xox

  5. Thanks for letting me be there with you today. I prayed for this appointment before we went and my prayers were heard. It was positive and encouraging and you got in before 7:00pm :)

  6. Hi Kristen, thank you so much for sharing this difficult journey, knowing exactly how your doing each and every step of the way gives some insight for me on what my prayers should be each day for you. My children and I talk about how in times like this, trusting in God is so essential, and how hard that can be some days. We are praying for you and your family, each and every night... and lots of times in our van as we drive around (for some reason that seems to be a good time to pray for people). Praying for a peaceful and rested weekend for you and your family, and for miracle to be working in your body right now!

    Jenni Riou

  7. I'm thankful for your positive news, and the amazing medical people you've been set up with. So thankful you have such amazing supportive sisters :) Hoping this weekend is peace-filled for you! love & prayers, Devana

  8. Norina...well said.....I think there are a lot of us that feel the same....keep fighting the fight Kristen...praying...


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