Bridget Kessler

First post: Sep 24, 2018 Latest post: Nov 27, 2018
Welcome to Bridget's Brigade! A team assembled from friends and family to help a loved one overcome her new nemesis: Cancer.  

On Monday August 27, 2018, Bridget had an appointment in Fargo, ND to have a biopsy of a polyp that had formed in the uterus. Test results came back positive for endometrial cancer. In a flurry of activity, Bridget, accompanied by her trusty husband Kevin, were off to Rochester, MN to have a consult with an expert in the field. 

On Monday, September 10th Bridget had a total hysterectomy (meaning all of the female parts: uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries were removed). Pathology results came back later, showing possible malignant activity in the sentinel nodes. Currently, she has been diagnosed with Stage 2, grade 3 endometrial cancer. 

In the upcoming weeks, she will have multiple treatments of both radiation and chemo. 

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Bridget has several doctors appointments today at the Mayo Clinic. Bridget will be mapped along with a mold being created for her radiation treatment. Monday October 15 will begin Bridget’s 5 consecutive weeks of radiation with weekends off for rest. Our family is very humbled with the love, care, prayers and support Bridget continues to be blessed with. Thank you to our family, church, friends, employers Fargo Moorhead media. Bridget’s cancer is stage 3 and the grade is 3. Bridget is faithful, pray full,strong and knowing she is facing cancer as so many friends we know have braved their fight and the many individuals who are sharing with us their journey battling cancer with loved ones. Thank you All and God Bless You.

Hello Family and Friends,
As many know Bridget has completed her 27 radiation & 2 chemo treatments at Mayo. We've returned to Fargo, being home for Thanksgiving. Lindsey our daughter from Omaha was able to come home and be with us. 
Our niece and family had us over for wonderful Thanksgiving meal and family gathering on Thursday. Bridget's brother and wife had another get together on Friday. 
We are very grateful for the care and kindness at Mayo while Bridget went through her treatments. 
Bridget was able to ring the "Sound of Hope" bell when she completed her radiation treatments. The ringing of the bell is very emotional time, we witnessed several people ring the bell over the last 6 weeks. We pray for each and every person going through their own cancer battle. Jess our daughter and me had tears flowing, so happy that Mom's / Bridget's radiation treatments are completed.
We are also grateful for The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Rochester. Bridget's residency during a portion of her stay.
During our last visit to Fargo before Bridget last 2 treatments. Our friend from the Fargo Forum Mike McFeely asked if there was anything he could do, and offered to write an article about Bridget's cancer.
Mike did and the article was run on Thanksgiving Day paper. Thank you Mike for your expert ability to capture our Families challenge, feelings and hope. Knowing there are so many, so many families dealing with hardship. We feel blessed, humbled, peaceful and ready to face our daily lives.
The next phase of treatment will be once a month or so chemo treatments at the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
We are bless for the many family, friends, companies and organizations that give us strength, time to reflect, helpful in caring, talking, texting and praying.  
Thank you and God Bless Everyone for your continued prayers and support.