Gerry Howze

First post: Sep 30, 2021 Latest post: 7 hours ago

Thanks for visiting Gerry's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. 

A little background on how we got to where we are in early October: Gerry had been having pain in her back and abdomen for a very long time and found out in July that she had a mass in her abdomen. They surgically removed a tumor the size of a volleyball in August. The surgery appears to have gone very well, and Gerry is currently home recovering. She had a small setback in healing when the incision became infected, but that is better and her recovery is back on track. As far as the prognosis goes, unfortunately, the tumor turned out to be cancerous. Numerous tests were run on it locally, and then it was sent to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center for further testing, however, they have been unable to determine where the cancer originated. Next steps haven't been determined, but we are in the process of getting a second opinion and expect a plan, that will likely include chemotherapy and radiation, to be in place by mid-October. Further updates can be found in the journal section of this site.

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