On Friday, September 1, 2017, Kim went to the doctor after symptoms of being exhausted, headaches, and dragging of her left foot. After a CAT scan, Fred and Kim were notified that they found a rather large tumor in her right frontal lobe. Next an MRI was scheduled to get a better idea of what it was. Hoping that it was just a mass, it was found to be a tumor that had “fingers.” This meant that the tumor would be harder to remove due to the fingers attaching itself into the brain. On Tuesday, September 5, we met with the surgeon. Surgery was set up for Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00am. They were able to remove 99% of the tumor, but it is in fact cancer. She was diagnosed on Tuesday, September 26, with gliosarcoma. It’s an extremely aggressive kind of tumor/cancer, but things seem promising.
The doctors at St. Luke’s have been incredible. She has an amazing team of doctors that are rooting for her and are doing the best they can. And she’s a fighter. She’s a “tough old b*tch” (her words, not mine.) She has faith, hope, and so much love that surrounds her. She has an army of people on her team. So many people have been incredible. Continued prayers are appreciated and welcomed.
Stay tuned for continued updates. This seems to be the easiest way to keep everyone in the loop. As she says, she’s an open book and appreciates everyone caring.