Oct 19, 2017 Latest post:
18 hours ago
Here we go again...
We never thought we would be posting again on this site but here we are. Kristy has been cancer free over the last two years. Her surveillance period was supposed to last five years but a few weeks ago a routine CT scan revealed a concerning lump in her breast and lymph nodes. The subsequent tests confirmed that she now has breast cancer. This certainly came as a surprise to us but we now realize Gods plan for us is bigger than we had imagined and we will continue to trust in his unfailing love.
Cole is still in full-time ministry as Director of Worship and Operations at Living Hope Community Church and Kristy is a stay at home mom with their two sons, Myles (7) and Morgan (3).
Below you will see the initial post from our first cancer journey.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Kristy's Caring Bridge page. We are so thankful for the countless prayers and thoughts from our family, loved ones, church family and friends. This journey that we are on won't be easy but we are confident that through all things, God will receive the glory!
As some of you may know, Kristy has been experiencing abdominal issues for quite some time and has seen a variety of doctors and specialists to get to the root of the problem. On Wednesday, September 27th, she went in for a colonoscopy at which time they discovered a mass. Concerned with the mass, the doctors immediately ordered blood work and a CT scan as soon as possible, the following Friday. The following Tuesday, after receiving the radiology and pathology reports, doctors communicated to Kristy and her husband Cole that she indeed had colorectal cancer. On October 4th, it was determined, by an MRI, that Kristy has stage 3 cancer due to the cancer extending through the lining of the colon and rectum into at least one lymph-node. Since colon and rectum cancer are treated differently, Kristy's doctor presented her case to a board of surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and cancer specialists. They were encouraged to learn that all doctors in attendance were in agreement on the course of treatment.
According to doctors the most likely path of treatments and recovery will last up to 12 months and the lingering affect possibly longer. Initially, Kristy will be undergoing 6-8 weeks of simultaneous chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Upon completion of these treatments, and given a one-two month healing period, surgeons will remove the affected areas. Once healed from surgery, oncologists will again prescribe what could be another 4-5 months of chemotherapy to attempt to eradicate any remaining cancer cells within Kristy's body. Kristy has been seeking the advice of medical professionals both here in bucks county and also at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cole is in full-time ministry as a Worship Director at Living Hope Community Church and Kristy is a stay at home mom with their two sons, Myles (4) and Morgan (3 months). They live in a little white house in the beautiful farmlands of Bedminster, Pennsylvania.