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Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2261198 views.
KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

5/14/22

We didn't get to leave the hospital until a little after 5 pm.  I was running a low-grade fever and was afraid I would stay another day.  They took my temperature in my ear with that thing they use on your forehead.  My nurse finally figured out that it was because my hearing aid was keeping my ear warmer.  I had to pull it off and let it cool before we got a real reading.  Thank God Cathy is here because I don't think I could have taken care of myself without her.  My family wouldn't have been able to help because Sammy got pinned (full-fledged nurse) on Thursday night and last night was the graduation from Butler Community College for Sammy and Courtney is graduating tonight with a business/education degree from Emporia State University.  
Carolyn
  • Edited May 14, 2022 11:34 am  by  KSCarolyn
LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

5/14/22

I'm so glad you were able to come home.  Now you'll get some personal, loving care from Cathy.  I hope you heal up really fast.  You are in my prayers.

Kind of funny about the hearing aides causing a false temp reading.

Two graduations in your family - what an accomplishment.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

5/14/22

I'm so happy that you have returned home!   Honestly, a hospital is no place to be... it's full of sick people! 

Your recovery will be so much better in your own house, with Cathy.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

5/14/22

KSCarolyn said:

Thank God Cathy is here because I don't think I could have taken care of myself without her. 

How awesome is Cathy!!!  Glad you got home, now get better!

You are so blessed to have Cathy there to take care of you!!! Hope the two of you get to have a good visit amid all the healing and recovery that is going on.

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

5/16/22

Any more news on Carolyn?  I'm hoping she's doing well on her recovery.  Any updates?  I love that you keep us posted - thank you.

I bet you're extra busy this time of year.  I always enjoy hearing about the new chicks, lambs, bees, etc. and of course all of your travels too.  And you still find time to sew - amazing.

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

5/17/22

I know I haven't been on for awhile, but I do read  all the chatter.

Carolyn, sorry you had surgery, but glad everything turned out good.  Congrats to having Cathy there to help you out.  I know it;s no fund being in the hospital and glad you are home.

Viola sorry to hear about your dil and hope you are well.

Wishing you all a healthy summer. I know it;s already hot here, so you know what we are in for  the next few months.

I will keep watching  the chats and keeping you all in my thoughts.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

5/17/22

Linda: Sorry i haven't gotten back to you, am in Prescott at my sisters. Going back to Estancia tomorrow for a sew week with Pat, Hilda and Patti L, then on to Colorado to see my  college buddy.

I haven't heard anything else,  so assume all is well  and Cathy is making sure Carolyn is recooperating well!

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

5/17/22

Sounds like you're have a blast.  Waving at you since you're just up the hill - sorta.

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

5/22/22

Kidney Update: I saw the surgeon on Thursday and it turned out the doctor had to remove one of my kidneys because the tumor was very small but was definitely renal cancer cells and was at Stage 3 because it was starting to invade the fat surrounding the kidney.  By taking the kidney we are sure it is totally gone.  I will be doing Keytuda therapy for a year to keep from any future occurrence.  I’m sure you have seen the advertising for Keytuda on TV.  It’s immunotherapy, not chemotherapy.  I start by having an infusion every 3 weeks for 3-4 sessions and if I tolerate it well, I then go every 6 weeks. I don’t expect to be sick, maybe just fatigued (I hope).  Cathy went home last Friday and I’m doing good.  I’m able to drive and went to the final graduation event for the granddaughters yesterday.  One got her Nursing Degree and the other her Teaching Degree.  It was an open house type of event so everyone could just come and go.  I had a good time.  

I can’t sing Cathy’s praises high enough.  She was such a big help to me and helped me understand in detail what my diagnosis meant.  She spent two full days at the hospital with me and then every day after that was at my home and we never stopped talking.  Between the two of us, we have solved all the world’s problems.

Carolyn

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