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Kari Kicking Ass

I was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in May 2018. Updates to my story will be posted here.

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Getting Ready for Surgery #2

Hi Everyone,

I am gearing up for my trip to Houston! Adrian and I will be flying in 12/3 and gastrectomy is scheduled for the 5th. This surgery is going to be a big one with a long recovery. I will be in Houston for the month of December and will have a feeding tube for 6-8 weeks. After this, I will be able to return to eating normal foods - just less of them and more often. Additionally, my doctor has agreed to follow up remotely which will save me from flying back-and-forth (hooray!).

Adrian will stay with me until the 14th when my sister, Kristen, will fly in to take over my care. Then Adrian and Bouden (and dog Hopper!) will fly down on the 22nd to join us for Christmas. I am unsure of what to expect with recovery right now but know that there will most likely be some good TV, lots of bad TV, and a poorly put-together jigsaw puzzle or two.

Many thanks to everyone for their support, prayers, love, cards, and comments – I read every comment posted here and it always makes me smile.

Much love to you all during this holiday season. Hug your friends and family extra tight and let them know how much you love them!


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