My dear sweet friends and family…
I apologize for my inconsistency in updating you but I have finally finished the after surgery chemo protocol AND the CAT scan and it was confirmed that All the cancer is gone. Finally all tubes and IV’s are removed and my only appointment is a follow-up in January.
What a journey this has been during this past year and I have felt all your prayers and well wishes and I won’t dwell on that or I will be crying….you have all meant to much to me. (I have become very emotional lately.)
I have been regaining my strength slowly but surely and I still have a ways to go….but I am getting there.
The chemo had turned my hair white and curly….and yesterday I called my hair dresser to get my hair cut…I had not seen her for over a year….and she cut the white curls and we then put color on it so it is red again. I almost couldn’t sit for that long but I did it and it really lifted my spirits to look in the mirror and see a familiar face or in this case…hair. I am still losing hair but hopefully the chemo side effects will wear off very soon. My hands and feet are still numb and tingly….my hearing has not completely returned and I still feel pain in my abdomen, my appetite is gone and I’ve lost about 50 pounds….but all that is better than the alternative.
Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” To God be the Glory…Amen
The Captain has been amazing and one of the sweet ladies from church has stayed with me from time to time. I love my church family.
Thank you dear ones….
You are in my daily prayers
Hi Kari, I’m so happy about your cancer free condition! Yay! My brother had leukemia and has been 15 years cancer free! He lives a great life now and is very happy. I wish you good health and much love and happiness as well! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I’ve been thinking of you regularly Kari, I hope you are still fighting on and finding comfort with your strong family and your Captain.
The push to write to you was a home buying program on the tv tonight where they are in your beautiful Cape Coral.
I’m sorry I haven’t touched base for some time, but I sincerely hope you are ok.
Love and hugs from across the pond. Ross x
Margaret Holland says
I celebrated and thanked God and every night when I’m saying my prayers I think of you and Thank God and then I say to myself (or maybe to God!), I really really really must remember to write to Kari tomorrow……..and finally here I am. How are you feeling now? Please God one of these days you will feel so good that we will see a whole post from you about table settings and plates and stuff, ha ha. Sending love and hugs. x x x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x x x x x x x x x
Lynda Schneider says
So wonderful to hear from you Kari and such good news! God is good all the time! I will continue to keep you in my prayers for strength and healing.
the Painted Apron says
Oh Kari, it was so good to see an email from you in my inbox! I have been wondering, worrying and praying for you. This is such good news and I will continue to pray as you regain your strength…God most certainly has blessed you, dear brave one…
Rita C. says
I keep all your posts in my inbox, always looking.for an update. This is the best one yet! I keep you in my prayers, Kari, and am so happy you were able to tolerate sitting for the benefit of some self-love. I know during COVID shutdown my hair length didn’t bother me as much as lack of color. Praise God!
Bonnie Morgan says
So glad to hear from you and that you got a great report. I pray for continued gaining of strength and no pain.
You have been a amazing witness to all of us. May God sweeten your day with refreshing strength and peace.
Sandra L. Garth says
Praise God!! This is awesome news and I’m so happy for you. You are an amazing woman and thank you for the update1💗🙌
Kari, this is fabulous news! Our Elohim is faithful and gracious to answer our prayers.
Chloe Crabtree says
God is good and mighty indeed. This is such wonderful news.
So very happy for you. It’s been a long tough journey and I’m so elated with your outcome. God always be with you.
Phoenix rising. You create such a love story. Thank you.
Praise and glory to God for your good news! So happy to hear you are feeling better. Hoping for a continual improvement day by day.🙏🏻
I’m so glad to hear this fantastic news. You and The Captain have been through hell this year, but God has brought you through it. We must always trust in God, and only then can we make it to the other end.
My prayers will stay with you and The Captain as you regain your strength and slowly get back to normal.
Tammy in Albuquerque says
Hi Kari! I was just thinking about you and praying for you a few days ago…praise God!!! So happy you got through this. It’s been a long journey, but by the grace of God you’re here! God is good. ❤️🤗
Julie Briones says
Praising God with you, Kari! SOOOO thankful! And I would have LOVED to see that white hair! 😉 Please keep us posted, and hope to see some lovely posts as soon as your are strong enough! I’m so relieved!
God is good. I’m so happy for you.
Nancy Sharp says
I am so happy to hear from you. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!❤️ I was just thinking about you yesterday. So glad to hear you are getting stronger day by day. Keep up the good work.
God bless you and your captain. May you have many, many more years together to keep serving the Lord.
Really wonderful to receive your update Kari! You are truly and inspiration.
So, so very happy to read your update.Kari. You have been in my thoughts a lot recently especially as I’ve been recounting travel and visit memories with my family. My heartfelt wishes to you for continued recovery. Sending you the warmest hugs from across the pond. Much love. Ross x
Donna Jean Milbee says
So glad to hear how far you’ve come. Hugs and prayers a we continue to socialdistance. I can’t wait to hug everyone again.
PLEASE DO COME AND SEE “THE BIRDS” WHEN YOU CAN. WE MISS YOU!!
OH MY HEAVENLY GOD, KARI!!!!!! This is the greatest news! It brought tears to my eyes. Your faith and our collective faith and prayers (all of your friends and followers) have been answered. Miracles can and DO happen. I hadn’t told you, but the love of my life, Rich (dubbed by you “the professor”) has stage 4 b-cell lymphoma and is currently in chemo. We are very optimistic, though, and your success story is inspiring. I hope we see you and Tom soon. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!
Everyday Living says
Kari, thank you for updating us. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Wow, what a year long journey, I can’t even imagine. I am thrilled beyond words to read that the cancer is gone. Your great faith has seen you through what would seem impossible, but all things are possible with God. I will continue to pray for your renewed strength. Your testimony of God’s grace has encouraged me and I know many others. Sending love and hugs♥️🙏🏻
It is wonderful to learn your good news as it’s quite a journey you’ve been on.