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Hey Everyone,
Thanks for all the prayers and support you have given me.  Corey, the kids and I can feel your presence with us.  This has been an unexpected journey, a bump in the road, but I am determined to come out on top.  They have labeled it Small Cell Lung Cancer and I have been told, I am a very rare case.  It metastasized almost immediately to the liver and bones.  It is also a disease that is typically not found in people my age who have lead a healthy life.  You can read my background story to get the full scoop.

Love, Kelly
It all seemed to start in November 2012.  My right leg began to hurt.  It lasted about one day and then it went away.  I met with my doctor, they checked for a blood clot and endometriosis.  Both tests came up normal.  Each month the pain returned and seemed to last a little longer.  In March, I ended up in ER with severe pain in my leg and lower back.  They were able to get the pain under control and sent me home with instructions to contact my doctor after a couple of days.  It was during that conversation that I was referred onto a different doctor who immediately scheduled an MRI of the lower back, thinking it was a pinched nerve or herniated disk.  Later that night, I received a call from my doctor with the result.  They did not see what they were looking for, but the radiologist had contacted my doctor with concerns regarding abnormal bone marrow numbers.  Two more MRIs were scheduled for the next week.
Luckily, unluckily, the day of the scheduled MRIs turned out to be a bad pain day for me.  The radiologist came out and asked me about what has been going on and decided to do an MRI and a CT Scan from the chest down.  My day had started out at 8:00 AM and I was finally released at 6:30 PM after undergoing a liver biopsy.  The CT Scan had shown spots in the left lung, liver, pelvis, hips with abnormal bone marrow in femurs, pelvis and lower back.
We waited out the weekend, hoping for an explanation of what we were up against.  Several days passed and I called the radiologist who checked on the status of the results.  Bemidji had forwarded it onto Fargo who diagnosed it as a small cell neuroendocrine tumor originating in the lung.  It was at that point that we were referred to Mayo for further testing.
April 22, 2013, we began our journey at Mayo.  First a MRI of the brain at 8:30 AM, then blood work and finally a PET Scan of the entire body.  Testing finished at 3:30.  We met with our Oncologist at 8:00 AM on Tuesday.  Good news, the brain is clear.  Bad news, the spots that were already identified were confirmed to be small cell lung cancer!  No one can identify how I got it, but the fact of the matter is that I have it.  Now let the battle begin.  I plan on winning!!!


Kelly Fuhrman posted a new journal entry, "Graduation Day!!!".

I finished my 10th round of radiation with my hair intact:)  The radiation will continue to work for six to eight weeks and then we will take a look at what it achieved. ... Lea más

Robert W. Zarrett, MD signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Hi, Kelly,Glad to hear the radiation went well and you got to ring the bell!  We're also glad that you're home again, and look forward to seeing you at church.  Don't be ... Lea más

Marlys Boone signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Your faith, endurance and strength is amazing.......continued prayers for progress, peace and joy.... Lea más

Brenda and Scott signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Praise the Lord Kelly, you go GIRL!!  Congrats on graduation!  Seems like you just graduated from High School.  A few days off will be good enjoy the fall colors and ... Lea más

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Miriam Kindem signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Hi Kelly...I think of you so often, and we pray for your family as well.  Every time I see my dad, Ernest Stadum, he always asks how Kelly is doing!  So you have made a ... Lea más

Jane Eilertson signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Hi, Kelly, This is one of Kayla's friends from Garfield checking in  to let you and yours know that many thoughts and prayers continue for all of you. May all the prayers ... Lea más

Benjamin and Crescent Hess signed Kelly's Guestbook.

Your word show true strength! You and your family are in our family's thoughts and prayers. Lea más

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You are a wonderfully strong gift to all those who surround you----strength and peace!! Lea más

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