Ken Kearney fights cancer

Ken Kearney went through 12 hr. surgery Jan. 31st 2007 for pancreatic cancer. An emergancy trip to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital showed I had an operable case. In March 2007 I was back in Santa Cruz on the mend. I wouldn't wish this on anyone! I went from 220 lbs to 165 lbs. I was so weak, I couldn't even lift myself up onto my elbows in bed. I'd look out the window and wonder if I would ever smell fresh air again! Now I just have to take some time to "smell the roses"! My life has changed forever. There was some local Santa Cruz media coverage on my experience...I recieved hundreds of heartfelt letters from friends and strangers.

Kearney in Intensive Care Unit. It was necessary to be there for over a week because of complications.




Some of the local media stories.


Sherry M. Wren, MD Associate Professor of Surgery, who performed the operation.


Lynne Dempsey RN,MS,CS General Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist

Some kind doctors and nurses who saved my life.

1 comment:

Carol S. said...

Ken: How wonderful to have you back on your feet with a renewed lust for life. Sometimes it takes these stones in the road to wake and remind us how precious life is.

I'm so glad you're doing better and better with each passing day. Keep it going!

BTW, your new blog site is the CAT'S MEOW. I give it five out of a possible five claws. ---Carol-cat (-;