We Have a Plan Stan!

Happy Friday everyone! I just heard back from my doctor yesterday and I will be having the procedure next Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. It will be a fairly simple procedure but I will have to stay in the hospital for one night to make sure I do ok.
The basis of the procedure is that they will go in my leg, up through an artery, all the way up to my liver to the area where the cancer is. The doctor will then get as close as he can to the lesion and inject these little chemo soaked beads all in and around the affected area. The idea is that these beads will release the chemo directly into the cancer and kill the lesion. My doctor will then cauderize the artery that he went up through and completely cut off the blood flow to the liver from that direction. It’s ok though because there are two major arteries that supply blood to the liver, and the other one will take over to allow my liver to continue functioning normally. In reality, it works out fairly well because the specific artery that they are going to go up through and then cauderize is the one that is typically the culprit for feeding any cancer in the liver anway. So, the prayer is that once that blood supply is cut off, the chances for cancer recurring in the liver will be much lower. And that is what we are going to believe! 
The risks in the procedure are low. They are going to biopsy the lesion so there is a risk of bleeding of course, but other than that, it’s just the basic nausea, pain, and general grogginess once I am in recovery. The lesion and the liver is close in proximity to my stomach so the risk of nausea is therefore increased and that always makes recovery so much more intolerable. So be praying that the procedure goes smoothly, no complications, easy biopsy with no excessive bleeding, no nausea, limited pain, and that the recovery is easy. There is no reason why my procedure has to be anything but easy, and I am believing that my days of being in the 1-2% of people who have obscure complications are over and done with! NOTHING will go wrong and this treatment will work, kill all the cancer it is intended to, nothing will be left behind, and I will have no more lesions appear on my liver. In Jesus’ name! That is what we are praying for and would appreciate if you joined in with us!
Until next Wednesday, we hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will keep you updated if anything changes. Thank you for your prayers and for your congratulations! I still cannot believe the whole Tone It Up prize is actually reality… wow! And I also just recieved another email saying that they want to feature me on their website specifically as an inspirational transformation story! Woohoo! So I’ll let you know when they post it and y’all can check it out. Pretty cool huh?! Anyway, love to you all and I’ll update you again when we know anything more!


7 thoughts on “We Have a Plan Stan!

  1. Easy breezy By the blood of the Lamb and in His name I pray sweet Kailen! Love and hugs to you and yours😘

  2. I found you through TIU. My aunt has Crohns and has had several procedures for it and I know how sucky it can be. I work in veterinary oncology and know how sucky cancer can be. Your attitude and strength are amazing! I will be praying for you. You are truly an inspiration and there is no one more deserving of winning the TIU grand prize. I hope your procedure goes well and you enjoy your trip!

    • Thank you so much, Kelly! I’m so glad we could connect through the community. It’s such a powerful amazing thing isn’t it?! Thank you for your prayers and your kind words. They mean more than you could know.

  3. Kailen, I went to Cumberland with Kim & your Aunt Kristy. They both are wonderful women & so are you. Although we have never formally met, I find your posts, blogs & emails so inspiring. I will be praying that your procedure goes well tomorrow. God bless you always!

    • Thank you so much, Diana!! I am ready to get going and get it over with. One more step to total healing! Thank you for your prayers, they mean so much to Bryan and I.

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