Patsy Kaelin | CaringBridge

Patsy Kaelin

First post: Dec 6, 2016 Latest post: Jun 6, 2018
12/6/16  to help with things like lawn care, laundry, and some bucket list items. xoxo

If you're here, you probably know that Patsy was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in mid-November. 

You may also know her as the most wonderful and also the most stubborn person in the world -- or maybe that's just my view as her daughter. Her stubborn streak is helpful when it comes to conquering malignancies, and she's prepared to put up a fight. She was in the best shape of her life prior to this diagnosis, went to two well check-ups a year (including one in mid-October that showed nothing wrong) and was asymptomatic until last month. I'm amazed she even went to the doctor for the small symptoms she did develop - a slight nausea and abdominal pain.

Many of you have asked how you can help. If you click "Ways to Help" there is a "PLANNER" page where I can list specific tasks. So far I'm not so great at thinking of tasks, other than meals the day of her chemo treatments. I will be adding to that page as we figure help is needed (potentially babysitting here and there ... I solo parent most of the week, but I would love to go do laundry at my parents', etc).

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