Amy Himmelspach

First post: 9/3/2016 Latest post: 12/21/2016
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So after being shockingly diagnosed with Stage 4B uterine/ovarian cancer Amy has finished 6 three week cycles of chemotherapy.  They began on March 25 and ended on July 21.  


The chemo and your prayers have done wonders.  Amy's doctors, after viewing her second set of CT Scans taken in July, used the terms, "Great", "Remarkable" and "Excellent" in describing the regression of the cancer.


And because that worked so well, Amy is now having surgery this Thursday, September 8.   Dr. Mae Zakhour, with the assistance of Dr. Charles Harrison, will perform a hysterectomy, removing Amy's cervix, uterus and ovaries.   The doctor will also remove the original cancerous tumor, Amy's omentum and will inspect every square centimeter of her abdominal cavity and intestines.  She might even take the appendix as a bonus.


Amy should be in the hospital 4 days and then come home to rest in her mechanical lift chair rented from Airway Oxygen. 


After a month of recover, she will then begin 3 more three week cycles of chemo, which will be the roughest yet.


I will try to keep this site updated without writing novels, as I can be prone to do.


Thank you again for all your prayers and help.


Tony

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