Kristen Watkins Kristen's Krewe

First post: Aug 29, 2019 Latest post: Jun 7, 2020
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Kristen was diagnosed with breast cancer on Wednesday, August 14th 2019.  She discovered a lump in her breast months ago but had put off getting it checked out for a bit mostly due to her age and thinking it was not anything serious.  She scheduled an appointment to have it checked out which led to a multitude of tests including a biopsy.  The biopsy results showed cancer in the breast and it had spread to a lymph node in the same breast.  After further testing, PET scan results showed multiple cancer spots in her liver as well.  While this was not great news to receive, it is encouraging that the discovery of cancer in the liver did not prompt any changes to her previously prescribed treatment of chemotherapy and radiation.  

She will be receiving 6 chemo treatments 3 weeks apart over the course of the next 4 months (finished her first treatment yesterday as I write this!).  Testing will be done to measure the effectiveness of the chemo after she has received her treatments.  At this point and as part of God's plan, next steps will hopefully include surgery to remove any remaining cancer followed by 6 weeks of radiation.  She will be receiving treatment in Louisiana and is planning to travel back to Colorado as often as possible as her health permits.  

We have created this site in hopes to keep our family, friends and all who love Kristen’s big smile up to date with her journey.   So many wonderful people have already reached out to us to offer incredible amounts of support, prayers and good vibes.  We cannot thank you all enough.  It is hard to put into words the amount of love that we feel.  

This journey will simply be another mountain to climb on our adventure of life together.  It is our firm belief that with a positive mindset and a strong (THE BEST!) support system, nothing can keep us from the top.  Thank you for cheering us on! 

All our love,
Kristen and Mitch