Monday, April 09, 2007

Doing our part to keep doctors in BMWs

We'll return you to our usual pop cultural frivolity in a moment, but first, this medical update.

Thanks to all of you who've e-mailed to wish KJ well in her latest battle with The Big C. I'd assemble you all for a group hug if it were technically feasible. She and I both appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers more than we can say.

Today at 3:30 p.m. PDT, KJ will be undergoing a surgical procedure intended to stabilize her fractured thighbone where the tumor has weakened it. A very fine orthopedic surgeon will bolt a steel rod to the femur as a brace, with screws through the fracture to hold the bone together. This will help prevent further breaking, eliminate the intense pain she's been experiencing, and provide a sound platform for healing as the tumor itself is treated with radiation and chemotherapy.

As always, KJ's attitude going into the surgery is positive and strong. We have great confidence in her medical team, and know that she'll come through this first step in her treatment with flying colors.

To complete the picture, KJ's recent full-body scans didn't turn up any additional cancer sites aside from the main tumor on her upper femur, and a couple of smaller loci on her pelvis of which we'd already been made aware. So that's the good news.

I'll keep you posted.

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3 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Anonymous Dinna offered these pearls of wisdom...

I'd rather KJ not be making a contribution at present to keep doctors in BMWs. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers tonight @ 6:30 PM EDT as always. Today God above will be hearing a multitude of KJ's beaming up from earth, as opposed to "George Baileys" from my favorite movie. I wish you all well. Be sure she knows a hug has been sent her way from the other coast!

11:34 AM  
Blogger The Evil DM offered these pearls of wisdom...

Having just had a procedure done to remove a brain tumor, and seeing what the waiting and anxiety did to my family-I can barely imagine the tribulations your family must endure. My thoughts and prayers are with you folks. Best of luck with everything.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Janet offered these pearls of wisdom...

I quickly scanned the blog to see where you wrote about this before and I can't find anything. Maybe I'm just missing it. I just didn't want to come across as not caring. I just didn't know until now. :(I do really admire the fact that you haven't lost your sense of humor in it all (as seen in the title in this post)!:)

8:21 AM  

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