Has anyone heard from Kipper? - UPDATE

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Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
edited August 2015 in Colorectal Cancer #1

She was having HIPEC on May 22nd, and hoping to update us. I don't recall seeing an update or post from her. It has been over a month now. 

Kipper, if you are reading this. We would love to hear from you. To know that all went well, and that you are recovering. 

You are in our thoughts. 

Sue - Trubrit

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  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Thank you for posting ... I

    Thank you for posting ... I have been thinking of her often as well .. have not seen any updates since surgery.

    Hoping all is well Kipper.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Thank you for posting ... I

    Thank you for posting ... I have been thinking of her often as well .. have not seen any updates since surgery.

    Hoping all is well Kipper.

    Personal message

    I sent her a message, and hope to hear back soon. 

    It is so worrying when things go quiet. Too many folks/friends have slipped aways and we've no way of finding out. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Still no word.

    Worried, of course. 

    Its so hard when a faithful member goes missing. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Kipper is well

    I have heard from Kipper and she is still recovering from HIPEC. 

    Its been a rough ride, and not without its problems, but she is doing well. 

    She is waiting for scans and results.  We all know how that goes. Waiting waiting waiting. 

    I am so happy to have heard from her. She has been on my mind, lately. 

    Remember her in your prayers and thoughts. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • kipper1219
    kipper1219 Member Posts: 27
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    Trubrit said:

    Kipper is well

    I have heard from Kipper and she is still recovering from HIPEC. 

    Its been a rough ride, and not without its problems, but she is doing well. 

    She is waiting for scans and results.  We all know how that goes. Waiting waiting waiting. 

    I am so happy to have heard from her. She has been on my mind, lately. 

    Remember her in your prayers and thoughts. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    Hipec

    I'm doing ok! I just have had a busy life. :(  it is a pretty serious surgery. I've had some issues with infection and  abscesses on my incision. In one week, I went to urgent care, the emergency room, to the Drs. Office, back to the hospital for testing then to the emergency room again. I have some pain on my sides I'm worried about right now. I've had it since at least two weeks after surgery. I was forced to return to work Or start paying $1500 for cobra insurance. this is my 4th week back now. It about killed me the first week. But each week after it's been easier. I go back to the Cancer Treatment Center of America this Friday. I will get a Ct scan and cea marker at that time. I will try not to be lost for so long the next time. 

    Carol 

  • thingy45
    thingy45 Member Posts: 632 Member
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    Hipec

    I'm doing ok! I just have had a busy life. :(  it is a pretty serious surgery. I've had some issues with infection and  abscesses on my incision. In one week, I went to urgent care, the emergency room, to the Drs. Office, back to the hospital for testing then to the emergency room again. I have some pain on my sides I'm worried about right now. I've had it since at least two weeks after surgery. I was forced to return to work Or start paying $1500 for cobra insurance. this is my 4th week back now. It about killed me the first week. But each week after it's been easier. I go back to the Cancer Treatment Center of America this Friday. I will get a Ct scan and cea marker at that time. I will try not to be lost for so long the next time. 

    Carol 

    Nice

    nice to hear so far so good. It sucks that you had to go back to work , but glad to hear you're hanging in. My motto is always one day at a time. You cannot look or think to far ahead. Because then the mountain becomes to high to climb.

    hope infection will be under control soon. And you will start to feel better.

  • kipper1219
    kipper1219 Member Posts: 27
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    thingy45 said:

    Nice

    nice to hear so far so good. It sucks that you had to go back to work , but glad to hear you're hanging in. My motto is always one day at a time. You cannot look or think to far ahead. Because then the mountain becomes to high to climb.

    hope infection will be under control soon. And you will start to feel better.

    Thank you! I'm hoping for a

    Thank you! I'm hoping for a good ct scan and blood work on Friday. I will keep you all informed. 

    Carol 

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Thank you! I'm hoping for a

    Thank you! I'm hoping for a good ct scan and blood work on Friday. I will keep you all informed. 

    Carol 

    Fingers crossed for good results!

    Hope you continue to have good scans and heal quickly.  Was Dr. Esquivel your doctor?  Traci

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    Hipec

    I'm doing ok! I just have had a busy life. :(  it is a pretty serious surgery. I've had some issues with infection and  abscesses on my incision. In one week, I went to urgent care, the emergency room, to the Drs. Office, back to the hospital for testing then to the emergency room again. I have some pain on my sides I'm worried about right now. I've had it since at least two weeks after surgery. I was forced to return to work Or start paying $1500 for cobra insurance. this is my 4th week back now. It about killed me the first week. But each week after it's been easier. I go back to the Cancer Treatment Center of America this Friday. I will get a Ct scan and cea marker at that time. I will try not to be lost for so long the next time. 

    Carol 

    So glad to hear you are home

    So glad to hear you are home and doing well! good luck on your next scan and remember to take care of yourself ... Rest and relax some ... You have come a long way!

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588 Member
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    Hipec

    I'm doing ok! I just have had a busy life. :(  it is a pretty serious surgery. I've had some issues with infection and  abscesses on my incision. In one week, I went to urgent care, the emergency room, to the Drs. Office, back to the hospital for testing then to the emergency room again. I have some pain on my sides I'm worried about right now. I've had it since at least two weeks after surgery. I was forced to return to work Or start paying $1500 for cobra insurance. this is my 4th week back now. It about killed me the first week. But each week after it's been easier. I go back to the Cancer Treatment Center of America this Friday. I will get a Ct scan and cea marker at that time. I will try not to be lost for so long the next time. 

    Carol 

    Good

    to hear from you. You certainly sound busy... And pretty tough! Good luck with work and upcoming tests.

    Easyflip/Richard

  • kipper1219
    kipper1219 Member Posts: 27
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    Easyflip said:

    Good

    to hear from you. You certainly sound busy... And pretty tough! Good luck with work and upcoming tests.

    Easyflip/Richard

    Well the Ct scan revealed

    Well the Ct scan revealed some nasty stuff. I have a blocked enlarged kidney. It's either the result of swollen lymph nodes, or scar tissue. Im having a stint placed on Friday. If that is successful I will start chemo soon. So I have several new swollen lymph nodes that weren't there when I had Hipec. I'm both discouraged and somewhat relieved. It could of been cancer tumors on my kidney or lungs. So I respond real well to the chemo. So this should get blasted fast. 

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    Well the Ct scan revealed

    Well the Ct scan revealed some nasty stuff. I have a blocked enlarged kidney. It's either the result of swollen lymph nodes, or scar tissue. Im having a stint placed on Friday. If that is successful I will start chemo soon. So I have several new swollen lymph nodes that weren't there when I had Hipec. I'm both discouraged and somewhat relieved. It could of been cancer tumors on my kidney or lungs. So I respond real well to the chemo. So this should get blasted fast. 

    Drat!

    I am very sorry to hear that you are having more issues. I hope the stent placement works wonders on your kidney, and solves the problem; and that the Chemo knocks everything for six. 

    Thank you so much for keeping us posted. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • kipper1219
    kipper1219 Member Posts: 27
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    Trubrit said:

    Drat!

    I am very sorry to hear that you are having more issues. I hope the stent placement works wonders on your kidney, and solves the problem; and that the Chemo knocks everything for six. 

    Thank you so much for keeping us posted. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    I will try to update on

    I will try to update on Saturday. 

    Carol 

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    I will try to update on

    I will try to update on Saturday. 

    Carol 

    Hope things ease up for you

    Hope things ease up for you soon Kipper! 

    Stents in place should fix that kidney issue and chemo can kick the rest of those nodes down! 

    You are a strong lady. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.