Dec 17, 2019 Latest post:
Dec 13, 2021
Welcome to Kay Parr'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. Thank you for visiting.
To my dear friends,
Many of you know that about a month ago I began experiencing alarming abdominal bloating that I attributed to gas or something GI in nature. The problem was that nothing alleviated the symptoms and it was just getting worse. An abdominal x-ray was negative and I finally had an abdominal ultrasound on 12/11. I won't go into the problems I had getting anyone at my doctor's office to take me seriously. The ultrasound showed that the cause of my bloating was not gas but fluid. Malignant ascites.
On 12/12 I had a CT scan and 2 liters of fluid were taken out of my abdomen. Immediately I felt 100% better than I had for ages.
On 12/13 I met my Gyn Oncologist who is wonderful. What I have is Stage IIIc Ovarian Cancer.
I will have a port inserted on 1/3/20 and begin chemo therapy for 9 weeks followed by surgery and then 9 more weeks of chemo.
I treasure your prayers and friendship more than ever right now. I have perfect peace that only God can give and I know that this will work out well.
I want to keep you posted so that is why my friend Jennifer set up this Caring Bridge site for me which I appreciate greatly. I would love to hear from all of you more than anything. Nothing much will be happening until after Christmas. I'm going to Wichita again this year to be with family.
I send you all my love and wishes for a blessed and joyful Christmas. Kay