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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Apr 21 at 7:32 am
A little hiccup

Just a quick update and sparing all the details, I ended up in surgery last Thursday night. I had a blocked bowel (2) that was trapped inside a hernia. This was a complication from the recent and many past abdominal surgeries.

Out of the hospital now, recovering....again.

Looking to do a round or so of chemo before Israel then hoping to get on a drug trial in New York that is supposed to be a good fit for me......

I'll keep u posted.

Paige

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Mar 26 at 8:51 am
I'm home

Hi

Thanks so much for the positive wishes, I am home......home is my favorite place. After a bit of recovery, they are going to decide next steps. Seems there will be some form of chemotherapy involved which I was not excited to hear. The elephant has laid its trunk down but its ear is still perky.

These surgeries always remind me how fragile life is.

Paige

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  Shelly Cadora
Shelly Cadora · Mar 13 at 9:55 pm
Successful Surgery

The surgery today was a success and Paige is now resting comfortably in ICU. Dr. Liu was able to debulk most of the cancer and give it all a good rinsing with two powerful chemo drugs. Paige should be in ICU for another day or two, then in the hospital for about a week. The doctors and nurses are just amazing

Big thanks for all the help today with the girls, dinner, the care basket and at the hospital (mom, Nancy, Marty, Rochelle, BCD moms, Catherine, Gail, and everyone else). I know Paige appreciated all the good wishes and kind thoughts.

If you'd like to visit Paige after she gets out of ICU, just let me know and we'll figure out some good times.

Shelly

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Mar 2 at 6:31 pm
The Elephant has opened its eye and moved its trunk

Hi All

Many of you know that at the 3 year mark, my scan was not a sleepy as it has been. Needless to say, I am going to have another 8 hour surgery, the HIPEC procedure (scraping of the body cavity lining and then a hot chemo bath) just like I did Sept 28th of 2015. It will take place Monday, March 13th at Presbyterian St. Luke's in Denver. Since I was the first person to have this procedure there, I might as well have another round with the "hot chemo" machine....I feel connected to it now!

I am surprisingly calm and ok about it and grateful that I have an option. Cancer SUCKS (really)!

Anyways, updates to come.

Paige

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  Paige Hammer
Paige Hammer · Feb 5 at 7:31 am
Three years

Hi

February 3rd marks my three year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. Thirty six rounds of chemo and 2 surgeries later, I am still around. In fact, we did a family ski day yesterday and with my new Fitbit, I am trying to do 10,000 steps a day. Beside some general aches and pains, I feel good.

Right now, I am on a chemo break and I get a scan this week so not sure what that will show. I have had a slight stomach ache and some other nagging digestive upsets which is always worrisome to me.

Sterling, Harper and Shelly are doing well and it seems like daily "normal" family life except there is an "elephant" in the room. Let's try to keep that "elephant" very quiet......shhhhh.

Everyday I am thankful for.

Paige

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