Friday, February 25, 2011

Final Diagnosis...


So after weeks and weeks, ok just kidding like 3 weeks we finally have a final diagnosis. I have officially been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Large B Cell, stage 3. According to the doctor they were so confused because this isn't normally a cancer that young people get, especially people as young as me! According to the CT scans, my biggest tumor is about the size of an orange, and they are found above and below my diaphragm. That's what makes it a stage 3 I guess. They also said its not in my bone marrow (guess Bronson doesn't need to come home for bone marrow tests) but there are lesions on my bones, but its not in the bone. As of right now my biggest worry is the fact that we have been using the color purple where in reality purple means Hodgkin's. To keep things simple we are going to keep the color purple! Not lavender purple, but true purple! It will stand for, Alexis Kaufusi has cancer and I love her! :) But for all of you people, don't worry I will be fine! The difference between me and everyone else with Non-Hodgkins is that I'm 21, and I'm freaking young, and I got a lot going for me. And I'm so stubborn I refuse to give up to this stupid cancer! Don't worry though I'll be fine. Thank you for everything you all have done! Keep wearing the purple and I will keep you guys all informed as we go through this long process! Thank you again! I love you all.

Love,
Alexis Kaufusi

21 comments:

Scott and Heather said...

We will be praying for you Fus! You are a fighter.. you will get through this!!
-Heather Evanson

Jen said...

Prayers are coming your way from Arizona. Glad you finally got some long awaited answers. We know you will beat this!!!

(Amy Openshaw's Sister)

Luann Watson said...

We love you Alexis and are fighting with you. You will win this battle! Luann Watson

sherrie said...

I've been watching to see if you had any news (and worrying too I admit) - thanks for posting. I think you're so brave and now that you know what you're facing you have more power to BEAT IT! We love you,
Boxx fam

Taylor Tribe said...

Prayers coming your way from St George, UT & Fiji. You are a fighter and a great example. Rock on Sistah!

I am Tenille & Jasons sister-in-law.

Kia Kaha
Alesi.

Mary said...

Go, fight, WIN!!!!! We love you and our prayers are always with you. You are strong, courageous and lovely! Thank you for updating and allowing us to support you in this fight. Lots of love to you and your fam, The Rencher crowd

Rachel Lund said...

Alexis, my kids pray aloud for you in every prayer in our home! Heavenly Father definitely hears all of these prayers, and I hope you feel their power too! You have brought a community, a ward, a neighborhood,a sports world- near and far, together to fight for a common cause--you have power! Your circle of influence is huge, you can do amazing things with this power! Keep your spirits high, you are stronger than you even know! Much love to you and your family--Love, The Lund family

Anonymous said...

We love you Alexis ..... You are different from everybody else for sure and are a ferocious competitor. I believe you will beat this just as you beat those other poor basketball players. You are in our hearts and in our prayers.
Syd

joyce hanson said...

The Hanson family in Laguna Beach are sending love and prayers your way. You are the greatest family with incredible strength for one another. Come sit on our beach when you can! Thank you for blogging--we will add our strength to yours. Love, Joyce and Ron

Steve Kaufusi said...

I LOVE YOU ALEXIS!

Linda Peterson said...

You are in our family thoughts and prayers! You are strong and a fighter - We know you will win this battle! We admire your strength, courage and positivity. Your blog is beautiful. May you and your family find peace and comfort during this trial. GOD BLESS!

-Linda Peterson & Family

Vicki said...

You are amazing, and we love you. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know that through the combined faith of all those who love you, you can beat this ugly cancer. A man named George Elliot once said, "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" All of your friends, in some small way, hope to make your life less difficult. We are behind you all the way!
Love, The Parker family

maxfamclan said...

we know you can, we know you can!
The Maxwell's

Baseball Fan said...
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Cindy said...

ALEXIS, since we learned about the test results, we've been reading about this type of cancer. You are YOUNG, you are STRONG, you are a FIGHTER and ACHIEVER, and you have the LOVE and SUPPORT of A WONDERFUL FAMILY and MULTITUDES OF FRIENDS -- God willing, YOU CAN BEAT THIS! We Love You and will continue to pray for you!

Love Always,
The Peatross Family

amy said...

Well, now we know, here we go. Go team purple. You,ve got this alexis. Our prayers are with you.

elainebergeson said...

Finding out what you're fighting is a large part of the battle. From now on purple is my favorite color. I have aways admired your grace and your friendliness and your competitiveness. You're a fighter!! You go, girl. We, too, well join the fight with lots of prayers and best of thoughts about you. Love, Sis. Bergeson

Becca said...

I love you HONEY!!!! You are so amazing, and yes, you are freaking young, strong, cool, and there's no way you'll take ish from anyone, especially cancer! You're my inspiration and I am so proud of you and your attitude through it all. I feel so blessed to have you as a friend, and I'm praying for you constantly. I love you so much!

Becca said...

And yes that was under Becca's name...this is your bestie Jen Farnsworth, but Becca loves you too. Your mexican, and her mexican baby :)
Love,
Jen Farnsworth and Becca Jackson

Anonymous said...

We are pulling for you everyday. You are a beautiful girl and you have a wonderful family. Just like in basketball...in this challenge you will have to prove yourself everyday....you are not alone in the fight....great doctors, family, teammates, friends and the power of the atonement. The victory platform is going to be very sweet!

Bill Freeze & Family

Anonymous said...

Alexis,

The Vehikite family loves you. We are here for you and you are in our prayers. You will beat this cancer. Come on, you are a Kaufusi and we are known for being fighters. Ask your dad. You are so loved.

Oku mau ofa lahi atu!!!