Saturday, January 16, 2010


Greetings once again! (This will be our last post from NYC. Yayyy!!!!)
Whew! What a whirlwind! Sorry for the time in between posts: all of this is quite tiring and distracting...

Short summary: Cait is recovering well, with some bumps along the way. To be expected, I expect... The pathology report came back clean of any cancer, either in the margins or in the lymph nodes. So at least for the present she is cancer free. She'll be doing chemo starting in a month or so to make sure she stays that way.

This is Saturday AM. We're packing up to drive to Keene, NH, where Cait will be resting up for a week or two at her Mom's.

Wednesday, we sprang her from Sloan-Kettering and have been caring for her since at Miracle House. She's eating solid food, although not a lot. Now that the nurses aren't poking her every few hours for blood (do they really keep vampires in the cellar? or does it just seem that way?...?), now that the IV beepers have stopped beeping, now that her roommate's visitors aren't talking loudly on their cellphones -- the ones with the loud obnoxious ringtones, etc, etc, now that she has a quiet room and a comfortable bed, she's getting a more or less full night's sleep. (Can you tell from this description that Cait does not enjoy life in the hospital?)

She had her staples taken out yesterday (fascinating technology -- both the staples and the staple remover). The incision is well healed and healthy.

She's been feeling "like crap" (in her own words). We've been doing our best to keep her comfortable. And she's doing better and better. She's walked several city blocks (north to south, the short ones...) and is sleeping better and better.

In short, a successful operation (not to in any way suggest that this is fun or pleasant....) and the beginning of a successful recovery.

Thank you all for your kind comments, thoughts, prayers, etc.

We'll keep you posted.

Gary for Cait


  1. Thank you for the update. So glad to hear Cait is out of the hospital and getting some peace and quiet. What a relief. We are all feeling it. So happy for all of you. Thank you so much Gary for your upbeat updates. They mean a lot. Cait we love you and send you all our happy healing thoughts.
    Mary and Jochen

  2. Hi Cait, So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. I'm sure you will get much TLC at your Mom's, maybe more than you would like but you know how Mom's are. Can't wait to see you back in West Potsdam weaving away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Anne

  3. Thanks so much for the update, Gary! So many of us have been hoping to hear good news about Cait's recovery..and now we have your posting YAY! Cait: Glad you are out of the hospital. And it's great that you have a sweet and caring hubby with a sense of humor while going through all of this! Much love coming your way XOXO

  4. Gary, thank you so much for the update! So very happy and thankful that Cait has been "sprung" and that you're on your way to NH today! It's wonderful that she'll be able to rest and recover at her mom's home! Also, what fabulous news that the cancer hasn't spread!!! Please give Cait a hugs {{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}
    xoxoxo Mollie

  5. Thanks for the update, I am so glad it all went well and Cait is on the road to recovery. Take care of yourself too.

  6. thank you for sharing this update with's so good to hear cait is recovering and has such positive results on all the tests! yayyyyyy! hugs, karon

  7. Thank you so much for the update! I'm thrilled to hear Cait has been sprung and soon will be recovering with her mom and sister's help. Such wonderful news! Hugs to both of you. Valerie

  8. Gary thank you so much for giving us this update on Cait. Very pleased to hear she is recovering well and that everything is going smoothly! She's very much on peoples minds. Love and hugs to you both.
    Kerrin xox

  9. Phew... I know it feels good to have the past week or two behind you. I'm so thrilled that the pathology report came back clean! Yippee! Sorry that Cait is feeling "like crap", but wow... that she walked several city blocks! I know she is in good hands with you, Gary, and will be when she arrives at her mom's. Thanks so much for the update! Hugs all around!

  10. Thanks so much for the update Gary! It's wonderful news hearing Cait's on her way to recovery...Woo Hoo!!!


  11. Thank you Gary for the update...I've been watching the blog and was relieved to hear the news that Cait is out of hospital and in the care of her family. It's sure meant a lot that you've let everyone know how she's doing. Thank you so much. Cait - keep up the good recovery and positive results...I'm thinking of you and sending huge hugs to you and your family...come home soon! Marilyn

  12. I am also grateful for the update! Thank you Gary for keeping us in the loop. I'm glad Cait is improving daily and getting to spend some restful time with her family. She continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. cait and/or gary, thinking of you. lots. and sending healing energy. and love,