Kim's journey

Kim was diagnosed last Thursday, September 16, 2010 with ovarian cancer. As Kim's Family, Friends, Neighbors and Fans - we have started this blog to help share information, updates, support, and love with each other during her next few months of surgery, treatment and healing. We will try to update it whenever we receive information. Please feel free to leave a comment expressing your support, love, and encouragement anytime - as that is how we will all grow and strengthen each other - especially Kim and her family. We love you Kim, and our faith, prayers, and total support and dedication are with you as you embark on this "Journey"!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today's Update

Kim's mother, Fern Cloward, called this morning and said that Vern and Kim wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and support - as it made yesterday so much easier.  They felt strength from each of you during the long hours of surgery.  Kim spent a bit of a ruff night as she was not able to get settled or really get much sleep.  Kim's mother asked that we as friends, extended family, and all around fans - please not come to visit for the next couple of days - thus allowing Kim to get some much needed rest.  We love you Kim - and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Surgery Day

It has been a big day.  The surgery began early this morning and was finished up around noon.  Kim is now resting in her room.  The surgery - which was on her ovarian cancer - went well.  There are still several unknowns.  The Doctors are going to be running tests on the cancer that was removed and it is still to be determined when and if she will need another operation.  For now - we are grateful that everything went so well today - and that Kim is doing well and is looking ahead now to chemo therapy and getting stronger!  She wants to thank each of you as she has felt of your love and prayers for her today.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Surgery Tomorrow

It has seemed like a long time coming - but tomorrow is Kim's surgery!  Kim received a call this afternoon from the hospital and she is to be there by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow so that they can get her surgery underway!  We know that it will be a long day for all involved. . . .remember that we are praying for you, your family, and the doctors - that all will go well.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Today's Update

Yesterday Kim received news from the results of the biobsy of her breast.  The tests determined that Kim also has breast cancer.  The doctors are not sure at this point whether it is the ovarian cancer that has spread to the breast - or breast cancer that has spread to her ovaries - or two completely different cancers.  Her doctor, Dr. Webb is meeting with a team of specialists on Monday to discuss and chart a course to take for the surgery.  As for now the surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29th at the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Your prayers, love, and thoughts are what is keeping Kim strong, please keep them coming.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Many Thanks!

I am so completely overwhelmed by the love and support of so many people. As difficult as this time has been, I am truly feeling the love of my Heavenly Father with each and every new experience. I have to give extra hugs and kisses to Patti and Heidi--I think they might be even more exhausted from all of this than I am! Kelli Child was so dear to set this up--if you know me, you know there's no way on earth I could ever figure out this blog stuff on my own! Thank you, Kelli! I kind of hit a "speed bump" yesterday, but fortunately Vern and my mom were right there to pick me up and get me going again. Mom is here with me, and so of course, everything is fine as long as Mom is here. Her celestial crown is going to be so loaded with jewels she won't be able to even hold her head up! I had several earthly angels minister to me today--Julie, Corie and Dr. Green down at the Breast Care Center at Intermountain Medical Center. They really rolled out the red carpet for me! I could not have asked for more sensitive, kind and caring individuals to work with me today. They biopsied 5 areas in the breast & lymph nodes today and Dr. Webb should have the results by Friday for sure, and possibly by Thursday. Hopefully, this will be nothing of concern and we can try to proceed for surgery next week--Dr. Webb is working really hard to get me on the schedule earlier. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers! A dear friend gave me a card this week that said, "The task ahead of us is never as great as the 'power' behind us!" How true that is--I am certainly feeling His power and the power of your positive thoughts and prayers! Thank you so much!

Good, Good News!!

Kim's Mom - Fern Cloward left a message this morning that the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake just called and said that they could do the biopsy today - at 11:00 a.m. - so they are on their way to have that done!

Meeting the Cancer Specialist

Monday, September 21 - Kim had her first meeting with the doctor in Salt Lake City.  He had been sent all of her information from previous tests taken the last couple of weeks by the doctors here in Ogden.  Kim had developed a lump in her breast about 10 days ago and so the doctor decided that he wanted to get a biopsy of that first and determine what was going on there before he did surgery - so that they could take care of everything all at once.  As of last night Kim had gotten a hold of the Intermountain Medical Center - they will hopefully take a biopsy in the next couple of days and then if all goes well - the doctor will try to operate at the earliest next Tuesday, or at the latest on October 5th.  All of this was not exactly what Kim had in mind - as she was hoping for surgery sooner - but in true Kim style - she is going ahead and trusting that everything will fall into place and the doctor will be able to operate as soon as possible.