6/10/2017 - Teddi's Surgery Date: 10 October 2017

Hello to all of the #HealingTeddi supporters!

As you likely are already aware, Teddi will unfortunately have to undergo a 2nd peritonectomy (same surgery as last time) next week, 10th October (2017).  Teddi’s latest scans (September 2017) were definitive that the small amount of tumor/disease they had detected in April 2016 was spreading.  

Although this news was at first incredibly upsetting and hard to take, we have reason to be optimistic about her future.  Thanks to the regular CT scans and blood testing, we’ve caught it early, and her surgical team believes there is much less disease to remove than last time.  We (including her oncologist) are optimistic that this could be the last of it, and that her recovery will be much less intense than last time. 

Teddi is feeling strong and ready to take on the challenge, and has been using her art to process her feelings. She’s posting that onto Instagram at @teddiconfetti. Please follow her there if you'd like to tune into her thoughts directly. 

 Artwork from Teddi depicting her first walk around the hospital after the last surgery

Artwork from Teddi depicting her first walk around the hospital after the last surgery

 

I’m keeping everyone up to date on the surgery and recovery via this blog, with the home page http://nickengerer.org/healingteddi

Thanks for all of your support! We have already received tens of kinds messages.  Please tune into this blog for updates for further replies from me though, as I’ll not have the energy or attention to respond to individual messages over the next few weeks. I'll be focusing 100% on Teddi and making sure her health and pain are managed appropriately.

Much love,

-Nick-

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