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Catherine's Story - Part 2
Both Louise and Richard have contributed a lot getting mom into the UofM Hospital and their Cancer medical system. There was much planning in short order to find the best possible medical care for Cathy and get her there as quick as possible. Unfortunate for us... both of our available vehicles were under going repair at the same time as this medical emergency was unfolding. One of our dear neighbors came to the rescue and transported Cathy to Duluth on Thursday July 7 so she could catch the shuttle that operates 8 times each day between the Twin Cities and Duluth. Everything unfolded like "clockwork" and Cathy was dropped off at the State Capitol. Louise and her family live about 10 minutes from the Capitol and quickly transported her to the UofM Hospital ER. Previous arrangements, including transfer of medical records, were made between the U's hospital and the Grand Marais Clinic to assure a smooth entry into the ER.
Cathy and I are very grateful to so many friends that made this all happen. Both Richard and Louise's watchful eyes have made sure that mom is getting the proper care and treatment. I finally had an operating vehicle by Sunday and headed to the Twin Cities. I'll be picking up our other vehicle tomorrow so we should be set to continue the many medical trips necessary the next few months.
Not only are we blessed to have many friends and relatives supporting us we also are very fortunate to have Cathy in one of the Midwest's Premier Cancer Treatment centers - UofM's Masonic Cancer Center, now referred to as "M Health". Cathy's primary Genecology Oncology physician is Sally Mullany, MD. Her on line bio is: http://www.obgyn.umn.edu/bio/obgyn-faculty/sally-mullany
At 10 am this morning Sally Mullany, MD called Cathy and said the test results have been completed and the source of the cancer is either Ovarian or Fallopian tube, stage 3C. On Monday Cathy will have a port surgically placed in her chest area to serve for administrating Chemo drugs. On Tuesday she will start Chemotheraphy.