Bhakti Banning

First post: Mar 18, 2017 Latest post: Aug 2, 2021

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Updated welcome message:

My mom was diagnosed with GIST,  Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumor, in March 2017. She has had a total of four surgeries since that time. The most recent was Thursday Nov. 19, 2020 at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. She is under the care of a GIST surgeon and oncologist specialist. He removed the major tumors and as much cancerous tissue as possible. She will remain on medication and will still have GIST, but the plan is to "restart the clock" according to the Dr.

(original message from Bhakti)

Welcome friends and family. I appreciate everybody who has responded to my news thus far, but it is a bit overwhelming. Therefore, we have set up this website to communicate. I want to hear about your lives as much as you want to hear about mine. Please continue to send private messages via email. but I may not respond. You can also comment on journal entries on this website. I am not making any public announcements or updates via Facebook, so please keep those messages/comments just between you and me. Again, I may not respond depending on how many nurses visits/ doctors appointments/ blood draws I have in a week.
This is the story:
On March 6, 2017 I went to the ER and first heard I had many masses in my abdominal cavity.  Nine days later, after two blood transfusions, 3 ER visits, two days in the hospital, dozens of tests, I was diagnosed with a very advanced rare form of cancer called Gist Tumors. This is treatable with a newer specialized targeted treatment, like a "smart bomb". 
To read the journal entries, I suggest you start with the earliest entries and move up to the most recent. (click on "view more journal entries" to start) Both Kellie (my daughter) and myself are writing journal entries. We will add to them as we are able.
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