About Me

Overland Park, Kansas
My name is Kate, I'm 19 years old, and on March 4th 2010 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I was told I had to get my left kidney removed- praise the Lord I have two! A month later they took out my kidney and told me the tumor was benign! I worship a God of miracles! I am a desperately dependent follower of Christ, who feeds on God's Word like manna! I know the healing hand of God and I believe He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me! I started this blog to communicate continued prayer requests, keep people up to date on my health and daily life, and most importantly share how Christ's love is transforming my heart everyday! Thank you for all your support! God Bless! PS I love to know who is reading the blog so comments are much encouraged and loved :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Change in surgery date :/

I went to the doctors to get an MRI yesterday. They had to inject me with radioactive dye to see the tumor better in the pictures. They got half of the the dye in when my vein blew and I got the dye under my skin which burned terribly. One hour and three nurses later they finally found another vein. It was not fun. They called back with the results that night and said that we have to postpone my surgery because they want more tests! I was not happy to hear that. I had just been telling my sister how it has not been helpful with my anxiety to have everything changing all the time; one minute it's this type of cancer and the next minute its another. I want some sort of constant! Thank you Lord that you never change!! So I have a PET scan scheduled for this Friday which I have to get more dye injections! UGH!! Im sick of feeling like a lab rat! Yesterday was very exhausting on every level! However, at the end of the day I had a Farewell Party for my kidney which was so fun! We played pin the kidney on kate and apples to apples. It was a blast! I meant to post an invite for anyone who wanted to come but that ended up being a fail! Sorry :/ Anyway, the bottom line is that my surgery is being rescheduled for sometime next week but we don't know the exact date. Im hoping early in the week!
Prayer requests:
1) The PET scan goes smoothly (minimal pain)
2) Surgery gets rescheduled for early in the week
3) God has a hand on my anxiety
4) School- probably going back to school tomorrow all day and could possibly be overwhelming
5) God reveals meaningful scripture to me
Thanks for your prayers! Much love!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Well I'm finally back! Wow what an amazing trip! I have probably 30 pages of my journal filled with all the stories from my trip! Unfortunately I don't have the time or energy to share it all but I had an incredible time and it was extremely therapeutic to go on a retreat with God and serve others.
Now I have quite the week ahead of me! There is a LOT I wanna get done before my surgery because I can't really get anything done for the next 2 weeks :/ I am going to need lots of prayer for anxiety this week and for the surgery and its preparations. Also be praying that I can get everything done before thursday! My surgery is this Thursday, the 25th at 1:30pm! I am meeting with the Anaesthesiologist (wow big word) this week to get my blood drawn and stuff- which is probably my very least favorite thing to do in the whole entire world! uuugh! Here we go! haha