My Story

Welcome to my CaringBrige web page.... i've decided to do this to keep all my family & friends in the loop, and hopefully encourage others to "be strong hearted"

 

Peace, Love, & Happiness

My journey began 6 yrs ago when my mom was diagnosed, and 6 months later, passed away from HDGC.

Though my family knew there was a history of stomach cancer (maternal g-pop), we didnt know that we had a genetic mutation (CDH1) that would cause us to develop HDGC untill my mom tested positive.

So my mom not only gave me life 24 years ago, but she also gave me the gift of not having to suffer the way she had to....

Im not the first person  in my family to have a Total Gastrectomy... my Aunt Rose(-cancer), my older sister Rachel (+cancer), and my Uncle Pat (+cancer)...so i know ill have a lot of support from them and the rest of my family and friends:)


Coming to this decision was not easy but i knew i couldnt play around with what i view a tickn time bomb..... so i got my shit together and my surgery is sched for Sep 28. I have my youth, health, and medical backround on my side so im ready to get this show on the road.

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megan mcfetridge posted a new journal entry.

8 weeks post-op:)\hey yall!!!!Just wanted to give a lil update.Ive been SLOWLY getting over the nausea....somedays i'll be perfect, no nausea no dry heaves, THEN there's ... Read more

Bethany Tucker signed megan's Guestbook.

I am so glad to see a post.  I had started to get worried!  The nausea is a crappy thing...but it too shall pass! I am glad you get to go to work again! :)  It helps ... Read more

megan mcfetridge posted a new journal entry.

8 weeks post-op:)\hey yall!!!!Just wanted to give a lil update.Ive been SLOWLY getting over the nausea....somedays i'll be perfect, no nausea no dry heaves, THEN there's ... Read more

Laura McFetridge signed megan's Guestbook.

I love you Megy pie!=) Hang in there! Your doing good.                               -Your little sister Laura  Read more

Pat Evans signed megan's Guestbook.

Hey Meg, Hang tough hunny! Did you watch the Phillies tonite? Take your inspiration from them. They always win...you can too! I know how hard it is...and I know that it ... Read more

megan mcfetridge posted a new journal entry.

4 weeks post-op!!!!Wow, its kinda a crazy feeling....like time's flying, but going so slow at the same time.The nausea is still so-so....and digestion is kinda painful ... Read more

Rose Evans signed megan's Guestbook.

Hi Meg, Duncan says he remembers me having nausea pretty bad the first few weeks after my surgery.  I don't remember it being that bad -- certainly not "projectile ... Read more

megan mcfetridge posted a new journal entry.

Rollercoaster ride~Thats what i feel like im on...wednesday morning i started with nausea every time i eat! Not the "oh im quizy", but the "OMG, IM GOING TO ... Read more

Laura McFetridge signed megan's Guestbook.

Keep upi the good work Megy=) Maybe those tears will run out!!.. I love you so much and miss you lots! I will send you anyother card very soon=) Love you so much!      ... Read more

Karen Chelcun Schreiber signed megan's Guestbook.

Yay Megan!  Yet another step toward your total recovery.  Good for you!  I don't know why your doc is so surprised ... women are made of some pretty tough stuff ... Read more

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