Monday, October 20, 2008

Our Exciting Adventure at Huntsman Cancer Hospital!

We sure had a crazy week! I will give you the details and try not to ramble on, how's that?

On wednesday I was taken to the ER at University Hospital because I was losing so much blood. I had a CT scan the night before to see exactly what had been going on in my uterus, so while in the ER I was told what the results were...

The cells from the molar pregnancy had grown back, and had turned in to an "invasive mole". Translation: The placetal cancer had seeped through the walls of my uterus. Also, the radiologist noticed some small tumors in my lungs, most likely stemming from the cells in my uterus.

While in the ER, I was given a test to see how much blood I lost. Turns out I was severely anemic; normal score is 40 and I was at 21. So, lucky me, I got to have a blood transfusion! (My nurse was pretty funny. I asked "How do I get the blood?" And he said "You have to drink it." :) I am totally Bella!) I got 6 units of blood; the scary thing is, you only have 8 in your body!

I then got an MRI to get a closer look at how far the cells had spread.

Then I was admitted to Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The next morning, the nurse helped me up, and I was bleeding worse than ever. The nurse was freaking out; even I hadn't ever seen that much blood before except on Law and Order! The oncologists came down and decided to do surgery to remove what they could in order to stop the bleeding.

The next day I got my first dose of chemo, and my adventure at Huntsman came to an end that afternoon. The good news is the chemo should kill everything within 8-10 weeks, and I won't loose my hair! :)

18 comments:

Leib Family said...

Brad told me a little bit about whats going on, and I feel horrible that you guys are going through all this. Just know, you are in our prayers, and you will be rewarded with a beautiful baby when all this is over. Love you guys.

Brandi Brown said...

Kel...
I just wanted you to know how much I love you. Even after ALL of this you still have a smile on your face and a positive outlook on EVERYTHING!!! I am so happy your apart of my family and I can't wait to have a nephew (HINT HINT) here when the time is right... LOVE YOU BOTH!!
Love your crazy sis
Brandi Lee

Burns Family said...

Kel, this is getting crazzy...I can't believe all this is happening to you. I seriously wish there was something I could do. Please let me know if you need anythig at all. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers!!! Keep us updated and get well soon

Katie & Justus said...

OH my gosh Kelli! I'm so sorry about all this! If you need anything let us know! Thats what friends are for! Love you guys!!

The Grampp Fam said...

So So So crazy. Eddie and I are so sorry for everything you and Kyle have been through, what a roller coaster! Aren't you so grateful for the medical technology we have today?! It really is amazing all they can heal and catch! We love you guys and please know that you are both in our prayers. Call if you need to talk :) Love you!

ashley|josh said...

oh my gosh!! that is just insane. i am glad they figured it all out, but how scary. you are handling it so well. you are awesome. hang in there.

Matt and Nicole said...

I am so sorry. That must have been scary. I feel awful that you and Kyle have to go through this. I am really impressed you have had such a great attitude throughout this experience! You are going to have quite the stories to tell you kids someday!!!

kelsie said...

This is all so scary! Im so sorry you have had to go through so many traumatic things! I'm so glad there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you. You are so strong and have the best attitude! I hope every day gets better and better! Hang in there!

Parisa and Zac said...

Kel I can't believe this keeps happening! I hope everything gets better, you are in our prayers every night. Get well!

Cristy said...

Kelli,
I am so worried about you. I want you to know that I am praying for you. Please call us if you need a blessing or anything at all. We love you so much!

p.s. your house is coming along so quickly. Yippee! Can't wait to be neighbors.

Shauna said...

You will definately be in our prayers! I hope everything goes okay. Hang in there, we love you!

Brant & Lindsay said...

Kelli
Hey this is Lindsay. Just saw your last post and wanted to let you know we are thinking about you. I hope everything goes well with your treatment. You are a strong girl with a great attitute! I admire your ability to talk about what you are going through. Let us know if you need anything, we would be happy to help! Love ya
Linz

The Reeder Fam said...

Hi Kelly. This is Shante Reeder. I came across your blog through Kelseys and when I read about what you going through, I had to post a comment. I am amazed at how great your attitude is at this trying time in your life. I'm sure that nothing anyone says can make it better but know that there are many people who are keeping you and Kyle in their prayers. Keep being strong! You'll get through it. ;0)

Trudy and Jamo Fitt said...

hey kelli, this is trudy from high school! I can NOT believe all that you are going through! i am so proud of you for having an awesome out look on life! you are soooooo strong! we will keep you in our paryers!

Jen Bird said...

I have been so worried about you! I think I text Kyle and called him just to see how you were doing! I should have thought to check your blog. Dumb me! I hope you are feeling well! I think about you all the time and will keep you in my prayers! We love you guys!

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness Kelli...Grandma told us the news when we were in AZ over the weekend. I was shocked! You are such a sweetie and from your post it seems you keep your sense of humor about all that is going on. Let us know if you need anything and we will keep you in our prayers. Love you.

Savannah and Wren said...

Kelly I know you already have a million comments so sorry to leave you another one. I'm so sorry to hear what your going through! But you know what? You'll get through it, it'll be over and something you'll totally look back on and then be stronger for it! If you need anything at all let us know!Anyway, your in our prayers!

MarkandTiffani said...

Kelli! I can't even believe this. What a scary thing to go through. You really are such a strong person. Keep up the great attitude and have faith. I wish you all the best and we'll too keep you in our prayers.

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