Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) Shares Positive Health Update: “Everything Is Coming Back Negative For Signs Of Cancer”

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) has taken to social media to offer an update on his health after previously being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Fortunately, he says all of his recent tests have been “coming back negative.”

Kowalsky said the following:

“A transmission from MP:

Hi friends. This band [Remembering Never] is not about me but people/friends/fans have reached out concerning my health with what’s been going on with my fight with cancer.

I ended chemo treatment in October and have been getting scans and bloodwork every 3 months since. I am so fucking amped to report that everything is coming back negative for signs of cancer. I’ve gotten back in the gym and lost a bunch of weight that I gained form being laid out for 8 months or so after my second surgery and treatment and I’m stronger than I was before cancer. Every day I wake up and appreciate life so much differently now but there is always the black cloud of fear that the cancer may return.

A lot of cancer patients are not this lucky.

I’ve had a couple friends recently succumb to cancer in the last weeks that were absolutely near and dear to my heart and my heart breaks for their loved ones. Both of the people in question were absolute angels in their lives and their spirit lives with everyone they have touched.

Rest In Power to everyone that didn’t make it to see the other side of cancer. Keep fucking going to the survivors, and those still struggling with it.

It’s a long hard road and even when we’re in remission the mental scarring is very real.
This is all part of our story now.
Thank you for all the messages for the past several months.
Edit: amped to see y’all at Furnace Fest
Let’s get it.”

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) In Remission Following Battle With Cancer

According to Lambgoat, Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven) is in remission after previously being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The frontman said he is “thrilled” with the news, before adding: “turns out I’m harder to kill than I thought.” Kowalsky is still facing some residual effects from his treatment, but he is starting to work towards normalcy.

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Etc.) Battling Colon Cancer

Pete Kowalsky (Remembering Never, Ether Coven, etc.) has revealed that he is sadly battling stage 3 colon cancer. You can help him out with medical bills by donating via GoFundMe.

The following statement was issued:

“Pete was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma- Colon Cancer- Stage 3.

On December 26th, Pete went to the ER because he was having pain in the lower right side of his abdomen on and off since mid November. He had gone to a doctor earlier that week and was told that he had appendicitis, but it had not yet burst.

He waited until after Christmas, and then returned to the hospital without insurance. They then did a CT scan that revealed it had burst, so he was admitted for an appendectomy.

Since it had burst, it was a messy surgery. His abdomen was full of infection and and mucous. It took 5 days in the hospital to get his white blood cell count to normal.

A week after returning home, Pete received a call from the surgeon stating that the pathology report came back that showed his appendix tested positive for cancer, Adenocarcinoma. The oncologist reviewed the report, and advised Pete to schedule another surgery as soon as possible, since the cancer in his appendix may have spread throughout his body and since he was given an official diagnosis of colon cancer.

His colonoscopy after the appendectomy came back immaculate, which gave us hope that the cancer did not spread. However, after talking to the surgeon, we found that he has true appendix cancer, which is far more aggressive than colon cancer, and very rare.

Last Tuesday, he was admitted for surgery to check his lymph nodes and clean out anything that might have been left behind from his appendectomy.

During surgery, another tumor was found pressed against his bowels, which required removal of half of his small intestine and part of his colon. They advised him that there was an enormous amount of cancer found in his body, and labeled him as having Stage 3 Colon cancer.

In two weeks, Pete will start chemotherapy. Both intravenously and through pill form to try to kill microscopic cancer cells that could not be removed, as well as a small mass that was found on his lung that hasn’t been tested yet. We are hoping that with treatment, he will be completely cancer free. They gave him a 40% chance of the cancer returning.

Pete was advised to stay on bed rest for 3 weeks following this surgery. Anyone that knows him, knows that he can’t stop, won’t stop.

We started this fundraiser against his will, since we knew he wouldn’t want to ask anyone for any type of help. The facts are that his insurance doesn’t kick in for another month, so he’s going to have crazy medical bills from multiple surgeries. He also needs time off of work while he’s going though chemo, whether he believes it or not, and his bills still have to get paid through this tough time. I am going to link the funds directly to him.

Pete is our family for life, and we would do just about anything to make sure he’s ok and taken care of. Im asking for donations to allow him to relax and recover on his journey to cancer-free.

Thank you to every donor!

Erika, Pete, Desi, and Krista. <3″

[via The PRP]