Wendy’s Story

Site created on November 13, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. This is not easy for me to write. The three most feared words in the English language are the words that I heard last night. “You have cancer.”  I have been diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer. I will begin chemotherapy starting tomorrow morning. Treatment will not be easy, but the doctor is confident that with treatment, and potentially surgery, that we will be able to remove the cancer in time, but not without your love and prayers. This has come as a shock to me, as I am sure that it is for most of you. I know that many of you will want to reach out to me, but this will be a difficult time for me and my family. For that reason, my family has decided to set up a Caring Bridge website to keep you informed and to allow you to post prayers and messages of encouragement that I will desperately need during this battle.  Thank you for all of your love and support. It is greatly appreciated.
God Bless,

Wendy Pratley and Family

Newest Update

Journal entry by Michael Pratley

Here is the latest in Wendy’s cancer journey Part Two. Friday she got her second cycle of chemo at Mayo in Phoenix. Her chemo was delayed three weeks after the first cycle, because when she went to Mayo for her monthly Covid test, they told her she tested positive. This was about a week after she did a test at our local government center and tested negative. In any case that delayed things. Both Wendy and Mike ended up with Covid and suffered through it for about a month, but both had relatively mild cases. Wendy did well with this cycle of chemo on Friday with her new port, which she wasn’t able to have last year. They use that for her infusions now, instead of using an IV and having to poke her multiple times to find a vein. She feels blessed to have the port. We want to thank all of you for the continued thoughts, cards of encouragement and prayers.
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