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stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2012 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry that I have been away from the forum - I was dx with Colon Cancer on the 10th of August, had surgery on the 16th and have been dealing with all of this while trying to learn everything I can about this cancer.
 
Just trying to share this with all of you makes me cry so forgive me for not being here as much as I would like to be. .  I plan to get back in the swing of things but my whole world feels upside down right now.
 
Meanwhile I may not have had the Nissen Surgery but I had a Right hemicolectomy and I suspect some of the healing issues are the same.  So pehaps I can be an honorary member of the "club" ?
 
Gentle hugs to all,
 
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott

dencha
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   Posted 8/31/2012 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
You were already an honorary member of the club!  I know you're in a hard place right now, but please know we're here for you.  You can do this.
((((Gentle Hugs))))
Denise
Here we are...your cheering squad:
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 8/31/2012 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Not to be a jerk, but 'technically' you had a right hemicolectomy, and not a Nissen. Even given the extenuating circumstances, my vote is that you are continue to be excluded from the club. If the club let everybody in it wouldn't be a 'club' then would it? :) Of course, I am joking.

Kitt, we are all behind you. Ahem, supporting you. I am not on the forum much these days but have been checking in just to see if there was news about how you were doing. You have given so much to so many people here on the forum that, like Denise said, you now have a whole cheering squad!

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 8/31/2012 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
 
I have been following your journal. I hope that you are able to stay strong. I think it is a wonderful idea to keep educating yourself. Don't worry about the forum, do what you n eed to do for yourself!
Erica

speden
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   Posted 8/31/2012 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt, nice to see you back on the forum. Hope you have a quick recovery.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 8/31/2012 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt, so glad to see you are well enough to drop in on us. Please take this time now to be a patient here on the forum - put your feet up and let us do all that we can for you!


MMM xx
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

She 1
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   Posted 8/31/2012 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
We are so sorry that you've had these hardships thrown your way..Bless you & know that we are all saying an extra prayer for you!Get Well Soon :)
Sheila

stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2012 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all - your words warm my heart !  I have my battle gear on so no little ole tumor is going to take me down.  I have way to much to do in the future.
 
I have added the link to my Caring Bridge to my Profile.   :-)   
Gentle Hugs to All,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott

Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/31/2012 5:13:56 PM (GMT-6)


opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/31/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-

Thought I had posted earlier, but seems Chrome isn't working on here.

Anyhow... So happy to see you posting, but please don't over do things and relax and recover. We will be here waiting for you.

Take care my friend,
Bill devil
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kyheart
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   Posted 8/31/2012 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
KITT

So happy to see you on here, even if it just for a bit... as everyone else has said. I am sending healing thoughts and prayers for you.. Please kick back and take it easy and regain your strength and in doing that you will regain your health..

I love your comment that "no lil ole tumor" would take you down!! Way to go KITT!!!

This can only get you down if you allow it, so DON"T ALLOW IT!!!!
Here's hoping that you bounce back quickly, we all miss hearing from you...

(((((((((((GENTLE but firm HUGS))))))))))))

Love and Prayers
SANDI...
yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf yeah smurf
YOUR Smiling Rainbow Soldiers

buzzmoz
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   Posted 8/31/2012 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
All the very best wishes to you Kitt. I hope very much that you have a hassle free, speedy recovery.
Warm hugs to you
Buzz

Wotan
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   Posted 9/1/2012 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Kit....Just read your recent posts--!  Hope you are doing well--Good thoughts being sent your way--Regards--Robert :-)

Alcie
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   Posted 9/1/2012 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had both surgeries, so you can be in my club. Neither recovery is fun, but they are quite different. I hope you feel better soon.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/3/2012 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad you're feeling better, my friend!
Rest, relax and get better soon.
We miss you here.

You've been the president of the club as far as I'm concerned.
Joy
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

stkitt
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   Posted 9/4/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning to All
 
I had a bit of a problem starting on Friday and spent most of Sunday in ER.  My Potassium fell causing me to have fainting spell on Friday evening and I fell striking my head = concussion.  Also my fluid volume was low so I had the full nine yards in the ER and the Dr. was strongly suggesting I stay over night at hospital but I came home. CT done and I actually still have a brain smhair
 
I spent yesterday on the couch and today I am up and around without an " angel" (my hubby) tracking my every move.  He is a great caregiver.  Kudos to him.
 
You can follow my journal on the Caring Bridge if your hard up for reading smilewinkgrin
 
Thursday I see Oncologist for the first time.  Keep me in your prayers.
 
Love to all,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott

dencha
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   Posted 9/4/2012 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
Of course you're in our prayers♥.  Keep taking good care of yourself and tell your hubby I said thanks for being such an angel and taking care of our Kitt!  Thinking of you.
((((Gentle Hugs)))))
Denise

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/4/2012 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-

Good to hear you didn't squirt yer brain outta yer head. yeah turn yeah devil

Really am glad to hear all turned out well. I did about the same thing a couple months ago and just missed smashing my head on a steel post in the basement. Some fluids and potassium and I was good to go.

You have been in my prayers since I heard and you will stay there my friend.

Take care,
Bill devil
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#3 on 8/24/11

Carrie48
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   Posted 9/5/2012 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,

Wishing you the best of luck for your appointment on Thursday. I hope you feel better real soon.

Carrie
DX with Lyme and Erlichosis in January 2010. January-August: Biaxin and Amoxicillian. September 2011 - ? on Rifampin and Zithromax. Symtpoms mostly neuro and have 20 small lesions on brain.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 9/5/2012 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Be thinking of you tomorrow Kitt - hope the oncologist's feedback is all positive.

Wishing you a trouble free recovery,

MMM xx

couchtater
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   Posted 9/5/2012 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you still have your brains.
Got to stop rollerskating around the house so much. :)

Good luck on your doctor's visit.
Joy
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

jpjax
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   Posted 9/7/2012 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
God Speed Kitt.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2012 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone and please know I am appreciative of all your support and caring. 
 
I never did mention that on the original CT Scan of the Abdomen on 8/10 a small hiatal hernia was noted.  Oh my, if that was the only thing they would have found.  smhair   But I am proud to have a small hernia so I still fit into this forum although my GERD has been good. 
 
You are all the best. 
 
Love,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.



"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/8/2012 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-

so happy to see you post today. Every time I watch America's got talent and the bird trainer works with his bird Kitty I think of you.

Love and hugs,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

dencha
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   Posted 9/8/2012 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
You know you're a very special and cherished part of this forum community!  We want you to feel loved and supported.  We're here for you.♥
Denise

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 9/8/2012 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending hugs your way
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