Marie Napoli

First post: Nov 16, 2019 Latest post: Jan 21, 2020
Hello Friends & Family,
Thank you for visiting Moms' Caring Bridge site. We decided to create this in order to keep everyone informed about Mom's day to day successes and struggles, and her treatments as they progress.

The Back Story:
Around September 24, 2019 Mom thought she had hurt her back lifting hay or taking care of her two rescue ponies. As most of you know, she has always been active. Even after retiring she worked her small farm, puttered in her garden, traveled to take care of and visit sick friends, lunched with the sisters, spent time visiting family, and enjoying her sweet Yorkie Trixie.
As her back did not seem to be getting better, she thought she might have a kidney or bladder infection. She scheduled an appointment with her primary care physician for the following week but her pain and dibilitating nauseau became intolerable and good friends took her to urgent care on Friday, October 4, 2019. Urgent care found no significant disorder and her labs were normal. They instructed her to schedule with her primary care physician and suspected a stomach ulcer.

Her visit with her primary care doctor showed all her blood work as normal. Her primary doctor scheduled her to have a CT scan October 6, 2019 to check for an ulcer. But her nausea and discomfort was so concerning that her family took her to emergency on Sunday, October 6, 2019. The CT Scan performed while at emergency suggested there might be a blockage in her colon. Emergency referred her to a gastroenterologist who scheduled an endoscopy. That endoscopy showed concerning areas in her stomach and biopsies were taken.

On Friday, October 18, 2019 Mom was diagnosed with Gastric Adenocarinoma and immeditely sent to and admitted to Saint Joseph's hospital for care and further testing. She remained in hospital for 15 days. While there she submitted to a mulitude of tests, processes, and procedures.

Mom's formal diagnosis is Stage 4 Gastric Adenocarinoma with multiple nodules in her liver. A course of treatment has been determined by the medical oncoligist Dr. Sarah Friend at the Winship Center on Peachtree Dunwoody road and we start this journey toward curing her cancer. 

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousnesswill go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8

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