Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Okay, here we go.

All I can do right now is copy the e-mail I just sent out:

Some of you know I had a mass removed from my abdominal wall last week. They told me it was a lipoma; harmless something like 99% of the time.

My pathology report came back today, consistent with metastatic melanoma.

That is literally all I know. I expect my oncologist in Oakland to call me tomorrow; I'll do a phone consultation with him. And see the oncologist here (Stockton) who is not the one who tried to kill me two years ago. The very least it means is scans and probably more surgery. I don't even know the protocol, if interferon would be done a second time.

I don't know what it means for my ministries in Sacramento. I know I want to continue doing everything I can. And I know that right now, I feel physically fine.

Keep praying.

20 comments:

Fran said...

Oh dear Kirstin - so many prayers for you. I can't imagine how you feel.

Sending every good thought and wish with love.

Kirstin said...

Thank you, Fran. Imagine me saying, "Fuck this." In a pissed-off, warriorlike voice.

Fran said...

Say what you need to say and do what you need to do. Many of us walk with you on this, even those of us who are far away and can't literally walk with you and be with you.

Prayers are coming - praying hard.

Caminante said...

I don't know what else to say but crap. That is all that canser is. It sucks.

Kirstin said...

Exactly. And I'm glad you're in here with me.

PseudoPiskie said...

Fuck! is the first thing that crossed my mind when I read your post on FB. You hadn't left my prayers which will now be increased.

wv = galstet. yes! keep this gal

Todd said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers, dear. Remember -- you have powerful resources within yourself, more powerful probably than you think.

Caminante said...

Even though I am on the other side of the country, I will go as far into the canser cave with you as you want.

it's margaret said...

Actually --I think I said fuck twice in a warrior voice as I read your note... I say it here a third and fourth time.

Prayers continue for you, my dear friend.

Suzer said...

Prayers ascending for health and healing. Sending you wishes for strength and hope.

Debbie of Boise said...

Sheezz, what to say. Ya, I think the f-bomb is called for. Ok warrior woman, wayward brat of God, gird up your loins when you are able. I gir up my loins too. Gonna watch your blog cada dia. Got some good stuff on here, even with this sucky news. ¡Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your openness! Vaya con Dios and cuss as you need to.

LKT said...

Rasser frasser pissy badasser, is what I have to say at the moment.

The word verification asks you to "pydrize," which as an imperative seems appropriate for the day, whatever it may be.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you have my prayers. You are one vof the most charming of God's creatures I've met. Do whatever you need and want to do . . . it all will minister.

MaryEllen

Ann said...

Not like!! In fact -- this I hate. BIg time prayers my friend - and partner in sushi searches

Kirstin said...

Love to all of you. Thank you so much for being here.

Alison said...

Aw Crap, was my first thought, my heart goes out to you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers now as always, if not more so... (Adding you to my bloglist so I will be able to see when updates are posted)

klady said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Just about every expletive hit my mind as well - would like to shout them all. Oh how I wish I could do more than pray... but that I will do, without ceasing.

Kirstin said...

Not all prayers are printable. Thank you, and love you.

KJ said...

Dammit! Amen

Peace of Christ,
Kevin

Alcibiades said...

Prayers from down under - we're thinking of you.