Kelli Schmidt | CaringBridge

Kelli Schmidt

First post: 6/19/2017 Latest post: 20 hours ago
A few weeks ago, Kelli woke up with cramps and abdominal pain.  The pain increased steadily for several days until it was clear something was wrong.  After numerous tests and procedures, Kelli had an exploratory laparoscopic  surgery.  The biopsies revealed cancer, we believe it is originating in her ovaries.  We will not know the exact form of cancer, stage, or how serious until further testing is completed.  We are hoping for a consult with the surgeon early this week and then a total hysterectomy.  Once that is complete, they will run tests to determine the treatment.  There have been some indications that it is still localized.  We have been told to expect chemotherapy.  We don't know the extent of the treatment or how long it will take, we only know we will beat it.  Kelli is young, strong, and never backs away from a fight.  
Kelli has been in a lot of pain the last two weeks.  She has a regular schedule of painkillers and has not been able to eat much.  She is down 18 pounds in two weeks, but we have been told not to worry about it.  She has been encouraged to eat high calorie meals and snacks like ice cream.  
Everyone knows how active and social Kelli is, it has been very hard for her to lay on the couch for two straight weeks.  She misses all of her friends and of course her bootcamp workouts.  We are very thankful for all of the visitors and help with meals.  We have been overwhelmed by all the support.  I am sure we will be needing even more in the future.  
We are all very scared but confident that Kelli is strong and determined.  
We got this.

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