Category: News

by ShamrockGirl Email

Top Ten Awesome Things About The Last Few Weeks 10. Cleveland will make major bucks in 2016 off the Republican party. 9. Mom/Kathy's surgical incision is healing nicely. 8. Cleveland weather has been lovely. 7. Mom/Kathy has been walking daily to pr… more »

Time to get moving!!!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Howdy, I've created a fundraising team called Gilda's Gang to support Outrun Ovarian Cancer (and my mom:-). We are participating in the OROC 5K Run/1 mile walk on August 2, 2014 in downtown Cleveland. Please consider joining us. I will be running the 5… more »

Walkin' in Sunshine

by ShamrockGirl Email

Having a great Father's Day at the Chalet!  Some updates from the week: Mom/Kathy's staples are out! We've received and read the pathology report; no surprises. Dad/Jack has gotten some good practice giving Mom/Kathy blood thinner injections. They… more »

Back home again!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Mom/Kathy is home from the hospital and doing great!  Hurrah! There were a few dietary issues delaying her departure - such as: the nurses liked her too much to let her leave; her room was so huge that she kept getting extra visitors who thought it… more »

Ready for release!!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Not much new to report for today, other than Mom/Kathy is more than ready to go home!  (For one thing, she thinks the food is MUCH better when Dad/Jack is cooking.)  She's progressing well, and may get sent home ahead of schedule - everyone think happy… more »

Up & Moving

by ShamrockGirl Email

Nothing major to report.  Mom/Kathy has been up for 3 short walks.  We are working hard to figure out the Diane von Furstenberg hospital gowns, they are proving to be quite difficult.  Maybe we'll figure them out by discharge. For now, mom/Kathy contin… more »

It's a good day!!!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Surgery was a success!  Kathy/mom entered the operating room at 7:24 this morning, surgery began at 8:16 and she was in recovery by 11.  Dr. Rose was very pleased. He was able to get all the disease out with no complications.  Kathy/mom is resting comfo… more »

It's Showtime!!!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Dr. Rose gave the greenlight for surgery.  Mom/Kathy is scheduled for surgery Monday, June 2nd at Cleveland Clinic (with a start time of 5:30 am:-0). Dr. Rose is very upbeat about current lab results. Stay tuned for updates.  more »

Gratitude & Joy!

by ShamrockGirl Email

Nothing new to report on mom/Kathy's health.  More chemo this week and surgery to come.  In the meantime, we are living life with gratitude & joy!!! more »

Beans to the rescue!!!

by ShamrockGirl Email

  Good News! Mom/Kathy's platelets increased from 74 to 269!!!  This increase was enough to resume chemo this week!!!  Dad/Jack deserves some credit for this increase.  Following some diligent diet research he learned that beans (specifically black be… more »

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