Colleen & David Meier Feldmann Colleen and David

First post: May 16, 2016 Latest post: Aug 12, 2016
Hi all,
Thank you for visiting our site. We have both been through the ringer with health issues this year (with more to come), so please check back for updates.

After emergency surgery in March to remove his cancerous bladder and dead kidney, David has been recovering really well at home. He returned to work on May 2nd and has been gaining back the weight he lost while in the hospital. We thought we were through the worst of it and had avoided chemotherapy because the tumor had been contained within the bladder. Unfortunately, on May 11th we were told by David's oncologist that he would still need chemo because his bladder had ruptured before they could remove it, which spilled blood and cancer cells into his abdomen. So the cancer cells could be anywhere or nowhere. He needs chemo as a preventative measure so the cancer doesn't spread elsewhere. He will be getting three or four rounds of chemo (so three or four months), going in once weekly for treatment. He plans to keep working at his job at New French Bakery while receiving treatment.

A few weeks before we found out about David's cancer, Colleen slipped on ice and dislocated her right knee during a snow storm. A trip to the ER and many trips to the orthopedist and physical therapist later, her knee is better, but not nearly back to normal. After much debate and a little (a lot) of pouting, Colleen decided to go ahead with surgery this summer to hopefully fix the issue once and for all. She will have a small surgery via scope to check out the cartilage situation in the knee in May, then the much larger invasive surgery in June, followed by three weeks off work and 6-9 months of recovery.

Please check back for updates as we navigate through the next few months.

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