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Which Fictional TV Hospital Would You Work At? taken over 6 years ago

Seattle Grace Hospital - Grey's Anatomy

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What is Your Nursing Degree IQ? taken over 6 years ago

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Is an ADN Right for You? taken over 6 years ago

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Crystal Kitchen

Location:
Pinckneyville, IL
Service:
LVN/LPN
Status:
Active Nurse

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September 19
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September 05
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August 26
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"Well, I will give you the update. The doctors are talking about not doing surgery at all now. The cancer is responding to the chemotherapy and th..."

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Personal

Hobbies:
Bicycling, Camping, Cooking, Dining Out, Hiking, Photography, Reading, Scrapbooking, Sleeping, Traveling
Favorite TV Shows:
Gray's Anatomy and any true medical show
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country, alternative, rock

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  • Candance_max50

    candance

    about 5 years ago

    60 comments

    Just wanted to say hello and let you know I was thinking about you and your family. GOD BLESS.

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    candance

    over 6 years ago

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    Thanks for the update and I will continue to pray for you and the family. Hang in there and be tough through these tough times. God Bless you and the family.

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    crstl96

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Well, I will give you the update. The doctors are talking about not doing surgery at all now. The cancer is responding to the chemotherapy and the liver is not clearing up enough to resect any one part of it yet. At this point, we will continue with chemotherapy and as long as he has no symptoms from the tumor in his colon, there will be no surgery. I am a little relieved that he may not have surgery, but I am also worried that without it he won't survive this as long as he could. Keep praying for us. That is all we can ask for.

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    crstl96

    over 6 years ago

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    My husband had his fourth chemo treatment yesterday. He will go on August 19 to have a PET and MRI to see how the lesions on his liver are doing. Please pray that they will be decreased to the point that his doctor will resect one lobe of his liver (of course the on with the most lesions). He is in bed. He will sleep for at least 4-5 days (we predict from past treatments).

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    candance

    over 6 years ago

    60 comments

    Hello Crystal I was wondering how things were going with you and the family. I pray that all is well and hope to hear from you soon. Take Care and God Bless You and Your Family.

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    SarahSmilz

    over 6 years ago

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    omg those puppies on the website are so cute! We just love our doxie. We did have 2 but had to give one to my parents because our apartments wouldn't let us have 2. We plan on having more once we finally buy a house!=)

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    crstl96

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Well, since I haven't updated since before the colonoscopy, here is the latest...
    My husband has stage IV colon cancer, which has metastasised to his liver. He is seeing 3 physicians at Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis. He started chemotherapy in June and will have one more treatment (total of four treatments), then a PET scan and an MRI. If the tests come back favorable, they will take his large intestine and part of his liver out. If the tests do not come back favorable, he will have four more treatments and then another PET and MRI. No surgery will be done until the tumors on his liver (there are about 25+) decrease in size and/or number. They are looking to get one lobe of his liver free of tumors so that they can take that lobe out (not sure which lobe). He has the usual chemotherapy side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, fatigue, dry mouth. He is coping with the side effects much better than I expected him to.

    Well, that is all I have to report for now. Chemotherapy is in two weeks and the tests will be done the following week. Keep us in your prayers and know that we appreciate it.

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    candance

    over 6 years ago

    60 comments

    I wish you the best of luck in your studies. I will keep you and you family in my prayers. Keep the faith and GOD will provide the medicine. Stay strong and it is normal to be scared but you have friends that are here for you. Continue to keep an update posted. Have a blessed week.

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    SarahSmilz

    over 6 years ago

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    Thank You! Thats a big help! I have been looking so long for shoes that don't hurt. No one believes me when I tell them about my heel pain. They just think I should wear New Balance and get over it....Thanks for messaging me back!=)

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    SarahSmilz

    over 6 years ago

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    Thanks for accepting my invite! I was reading the comments on certain shoes trying to find a good kind to buy. I also have plantar fascialis and wanted to see if the Dansko's you bought actually worked.

  • Crystal_kitchen__pnlp_max50

    crstl96

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Update on my husband: Liver biopsy was done today. CEA and CA19-9 are elevated (VERY ELEVATED). On the way home from having the liver biopsy, he got sick and had me pull over and call an ambulance. It turned out to be a vasovagal response. Anyway, we are home now and waiting for results. Colonoscopy next Tuesday to see why there is blood in stool, but I am sure it is cancer. Any advice?