Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Melanoma SUCKS!!!!!

I F*CKING HATE CANCER!!!!!! I REALLY HATE MELANOMA!!!!!!

I have some friends that I have made over the last 2 years over the Melanoma Patients Information Page Message Boards, otherwise known as MPIP.

One of those friends is Kim From Iowa.


Kim's had a rough year with the discovery of some brain mets. Which up until recently were responding well to treatment. Just last week, Kim posted on her blog that in her last round of scans they found 2 more small Brain Mets and the folks at MDA were discussing how to proceed next.

Kim and I had been talking about her recent mets and about how she was dealing with them and about keeping herself strong and in the fight. While chatting back and forth about all of this, Kim said to me:

" This isn't my death sentence, and I knew we'd run into hiccups with brain mets."

She was in the process of making some plans and talking to her doctors about what to do next.

I just found out today that Kim was admitted into the hospital on Monday after a weekend of intractable abdominal pain.

CT showed "profusely disseminated metastatic lesions throughout the liver", this in addition to six metastic brain lesions, three pulmonary metastises and all of her labs bottoming out.

MDA questions whether or not she would survive a flight to Houston.

Hospice has been suggested as the next course of action.
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Please, PLEASE if you have a moment today, Say a prayer for Kim and send her plenty of LiveSTRONG vibes.

KIM, FIGHT WITH EVERY OUNCE YOU HAVE!! ENDURE, HAVE HOPE and Live STRONG!

2 comments:

Flatman said...

Prayer said.

Anonymous said...

More Prayer said.
Please continue updates.
How did you beat melanoma.
Have a loved one who's been battling now for years and is
at a very challenging time now
with recently diagnosed brain mets.
PLEASE keep the prayers coming.