I stopped chemo in mid-February and the oncologist tried a period of Immunotherapy by itself to see if it would work.  In March I started to produce a lot of abdominal fluid (ascities) and had to go to the hospital every 2 weeks and then every week to be tapped to remove the fluid.  They got off up to 8.8 liters a time which gave me a few days relief before it would come back.  It made it hard to breathe without laying on my sides and I couldn't really eat without pain. So, I was in bed a lot of the time.

They decided I needed to start Chemo again with the Immunotherapy.  My Oncologist said it was not time to give up yet!  He said the chemo helped before to shrink the tumor a bit so they felt if I could shrink it again I wouldn't have to go for tapping.  I was all for that.

He did remind me there is no cure only remission and that I have months not years to live but he felt there were other drugs to try if these don't work.  I am usually not in pain so I am so thankful for that.

Major from Chidamoyo is planning to come here and through prayers and interventions he was granted a visa today from the American Embassy in Zimbabwe.  He plans to arrive on Thursday next week.

Part of his time here will be in the official turn over of the work of the hospital to him and arranging how we can help to make it as smooth as possible for our financial supporters of our work.  Thank you to all who have been very supportive during these challenging times.

My brother and niece from NJ arrived Monday for a 5 day visit.  It has been great telling old stories and being together with the family.  Also good friends and Chidamoyo alumni Cindy and Abbey Carson came by and brought breakfast one day this week.

Many have written with encouragement and support and wanting to come visit.  It is truly great to be loved by so many friends all over the world!

Me with my fluid

Easter Dinner with the family and brother from NJ on phone

Niece Hannah with brother Don in front and brother Dennis in back

Abbey Carson from Seattle

Abbey and Cindy with me

Chemo time--7 hours!

Family dinner


  1. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and since my mother has been gone for many years, and I have no children myself, I try to remember other women who have had an influence on my life. So this year, you're on my list, Kathy. From our fun days as new young nurses at UCSF, to our most recent visit on the 40th Anniversary of our graduation in 2017 (coinciding with the terrible Santa Rosa wildfires), it has been my honor and pleasure to be your friend. I have always been in awe of your work in Africa, and wish that my life's path had taken me there to see, share and work alongside of you for awhile. Thank you, Kathy, for all these years of inspiration and friendship, and I hope you have a nice (non) Mother's Day as you have nurtured so many through the years.
    Jean Howard Brobst

  2. Hello, an amazing Information dude. Thanks for sharing this nice information with us. Child Hospital Jaipur

  3. Dear Customers,
    Expert Funding Inc.Is sure-funding solutions that offer all types of large/small business loans, and personal loans for home renovation and debt consolidation. from $5,000 to $250,000 or more, with an affordable interest rate of 2%/ No early or late repayment penalties, 24 to 48 hours approval. to apply send us a message via Email: expertfundinginfo@gmail.com

  4. It’s very helpful. Thanks.
    National Hospital is one of the Best Hospital in Chittagong. We have all the hospital facilities. We have Experience and Quality Doctor. We have
    24 Hours of Emergency Support. We also have 24 hours SIGMA LAB FACILITY. We try to provide the best service.

  5. Emergency Cash Loans Hello Everybody, My name is Mrs. Phyllis Sue South. I live in UK London and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of $350,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 2 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of $350,000.00 U.S. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs. Phyllis Sue South that refer you to him. contact Dr. James Eric via email: financialserviceoffer876@gmail.com Whats-App +918929509036


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Covid-19--The world has changed