Living with Cancer Archive: May, 2011

Beads of Courage

Today was a pretty big day for me. It is exactly one week since my limb-salvage surgery. The doctors removed the drains (vacuum-like tubing... Read more

I'm mobile again!

Sunday was a big day. Ms. Kristen, my physical therapist, came by to help me get out of bed. She brought a recumbent wheel chair (that’s... Read more

Feeling good enough to go (online) to school

This morning I woke up and for the first time since my surgery, I had an appetite for some food. I had grapes and pancakes with some orange... Read more

The daring young girl on the trapeze

This morning I woke up feeling very tired. I also wanted to scooch down in my bed a bit, but it's really difficult to reposition myself in... Read more

CHOP surgeon says Rachel's cancer operation went "beautifully"

Hi, my name is John Dormans, and I am Rachel’s orthopedic surgeon. I was asked by Rachel to write a brief update on her surgery and her... Read more

No Pain, No Gain

I’m not a complainer, but last night after my surgery, I was in a lot of pain. Around 2 a.m, I started having terrible muscle spasms... Read more

Waiting is excruciating

10:34 am Hello, my name is Kurt Kovach. I’m Rachel’s father. Rachel is undergoing her limb salvage surgery as I type this from... Read more

On my way to Children's Hospital for surgery tomorrow

I’m in the car with my parents right now on my way to CHOP. It’s about 1:45 pm and I need to get to the oncology clinic to get... Read more