Thank you for visiting Cindy's CaringBridge site. This site is available to update you on her treatment plan going forward. Please forgive us sketchy details or short updates as we will be busy making sure she is restored to 100%. Additionally, this cancer is rare and new to us so we're learning as we go! Myself and Connie will work to keep you all in the loop. When we know, you will know, so please have patience. For now, thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!
How it all began: Sometime around mid to late August, Mom started feeling a bit under the weather. Over the next four or so weeks, she began having bowel troubles, nausea, and general weakness. It got to the point where she ate very little, if at all, and could barely move around on her own. She had an appointment already scheduled with her doctor and her doctor ordered an ultrasound. This resulted in the discovery of gallstones so her doctor referred her to a surgeon. The surgeon took a look at her distended abdomen and began to wonder if it was the liver causing her issues. He ordered her to get CT scans at the hospital. We opted to beat the paperwork mess and admitted Mom into the hospital on Thursday (September 7th) afternoon. She began to improve, getting a little color back and able to pee again. Her kidneys, at one point, seemed to be failing, but then began to recover. After yet more ultrasounds, an upper and lower colonoscopy and CT scans, her diagnosis was finally determined. After a week of testing, though the diagnosis is unpleasant, it is a relief to finally know what she is facing. We will make a plan and power through.