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Posted 2020-01-13T05:07:55Z

Up for #2

Good evening!   I’ve arrived in Omaha had a few test on Friday in preparation for my surgery on Tuesday, January 14.  My oncologist Dr. Rigden and my surgeon Dr. Foster have prepared me for the second surgery by completing 12 rounds of chemo; hopefully the CT will show that I have no new growth and that the cancer is under control.  This surgery is going to be quite busy. I’ll have a total of four surgeons who will operate on me.  Dr. Foster my surgeon, then a vascular surgeon to repair my diaphragm after the cancer has been removed,  then a plastic surgeon to close up my chest cavity and then I will have a urologist place a stent into my kidney.   One of my kidneys is failing because of blockage, hopefully the stent will open that back up.  Just like last time the surgery will also take 12 weeks of recovery. I should be in Omaha less than a month and then return home and then before I go back to work in April I’ll come see Dr. Foster to make sure that my body is healing properly and what is our next steps!!     Jordan brought me up to Omaha, My mom, my sister, and my brother Dale joined us today.  Christian is already here and join us all for dinner at the Hope Lodge this evening, we had tacos that were made by a group of high school student that donated their Sunday to cook dinner for the entire Lodge.   My friend Angie will be joining us tomorrow.  On surgery day Lisa will be updating everyone Facebook and Angie will be updating everyone on this site, PostHope.  

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Comments (14)

  • Erin MacDonald
    Erin MacDonald

    Glad you’re there safely. Sending lots of love and prayers for the best possible outcome! Love you! Stay strong!💕

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Olivia

    Sending lots of love and positive vibes!! You got this!! I'm so proud of the lady you are!!!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Debbie bentrup
    Debbie bentrup

    You are amazing! You got this! Love hugs and prayers!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Sandy Fawcett
    Sandy Fawcett

    Thinking of you Kelley! You'll do great!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Kimberly Meder
    Kimberly Meder

    Good luck Kelley! Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Tom and Kim

    9 months ago · Reply
  • JIll Collier
    JIll Collier

    Thinking of you and sending a prayer your way for surgery and recovery. I know you are going to do Great! Love sent your way!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Wendy McCoy
    Wendy McCoy

    Thanks for the update Kelley. Thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Melanie Rees
    Melanie Rees

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow. You can do this. You have a lot of people pulling for you. I pray you get good news on the CT. I’m so happy your family is with you in Omaha. #KelleyStrong

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Tammy Brown
    Tammy Brown

    Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. Stay strong like I know you are. So happy you have a great support team there with you. I'll be thinking of you and look forward to the updates.

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Barb Lieberoff
    Barb Lieberoff

    Will be thinking of you Kelley!! Prayers your way!! You got this!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Mary Sengl
    Mary Sengl

    Prayers for your surgery, recovery and all those taking care of you. Will be thinking about you all the time. Love you!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Susan Cutler
    Susan Cutler

    Sending you lots of love and hugs. 😘 I will be praying for you and a positive outcome. 🙏

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Sandy

    Prayers for you, the Doctors, Nurses and all who take care of you during surgery and during your recovery. You are strong and amazing and you have got this!! Love You, Kelley

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Connie Holmes
    Connie Holmes

    Keeping you in my prayers, Kelley! Hoping for a complication-free, speedy recovery!!

    9 months ago · Reply