On May 18, 2018, Ollie received a primary diagnosis of Peritoneal Cancer.
She is in high spirits and has already committed to a treatment plan with MD Anderson/Banner in Gilbert/Mesa, AZ.
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Ollie is to meet with a variety of specialists, and will also undergo a procedure to install a port for chemotherapy. She will begin Chemo on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and will continue to receive chemotherapy treatments every 3 weeks until August of 2018. In August, she will undergo surgery to remove the mass they have found in her large intestine (with the hope that the chemo has shrunk the mass). Post-surgery will follow with recovery, and then more chemo therapy. Of course, this is the preliminary treatment plan- situations and factors may arise that cause change (to keep in mind). We will continue to update the treatment plan, as well as Ollie's progress throughout the next 5 to 6 months of treatment.
Ollie will be in Casa Grande, at home, between treatments. She is continuing to work out details pertaining to care for John. Thoughts and prayers, as well as visits with John are very appreciated right now. As treatment advances, we will reach out as needed for additional help. Thank you all for allowing Ollie (us) to lean on you during this time.