Topic: Karen passed to heaven today
My sister Karen (aka kaklon) from Ashland, MO passed away peacefully today, in little pain and surrounded by family at home. She was Dx 18 months ago with a 5x5 cm primary in her left lobe, but unfortunately, 3 + lymph nodes that eventually spread and got her. She was treated in Sept 2013 with Y-90 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago by Dr. Riad Salem which totally killed her primary tumor. Highly recommended. Dr Scholssman at Missouri Cancer Center was superb and kind and is also recommended to anyone in the area in need of an oncologist. She tried Barnes at first, but was treated poorly and felt like a number. She was stable on Gem-Cis for 11 months, but it began to spread after a 2.5 month chemo-holiday. Took off rapidly after that, despite brave intervention with 2cd line chemo and another round of Y-90 for the liver mets. It eventually produced brain metastasis(yes, that does happen) that was removed by surgery on Nov 26. Alas, she made it to her 62 birthday on Dec 13 and the wheels came off after that. We celebrate her life with us and her life eternal.
We thank you so much for the wealth of information that we have derived from your site the past 18 months.