I’ve been in the hospital for almost a week. The Friday before last I had some pain in my pelvic area. It
diminished over the weekend but I headed to the doctor on Monday anyway.
In short order I had found out I had what appeared to be ovarian cancer. Many lab tests, ultrasounds, x rays, CT scans and more confirmed it.
I have a wonderful gyno oncologist and once all the tests were gathered he performedthe surgery on Saturday. That’s a week from first symptom to surgery!
I am doing well, but this is a big surgery and of course they handled all my gutsto check things over so I am very sore. No additional cancer was found, and I should find out what Stage cancer I have before the weekend. I am still in the hospital, dealing with an intestinal system that is taking its own sweet time getting back to normal.
I’m writing this on my iPad in the middle of the night – I woke from a few hours sleep and thought it was time to bring you up to speed. My prognosis is good, caught early and likely no spread so that is wonderful, but I will need chemo for sure.
Many thanks to Paul for his amazing attitude and support and to friends for taking my commitments here and there. To our friend and dog boarder who made room for Coco and Henry. To friends who have arranged a meal delivery setup.
There are way too many people to list, including my two sons, who came down for several days and made things so much easier. There were so many wonderful friends who tried to or who donated blood for my surgery. I’m sure I’m forgetting plenty, But thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Rest assured I am on the mend and will be back to blogging more soon. I plan on doing a financial post on this adventure that you won’t want to miss.
Feel free to post a comment but I am working at limiting my time online so I won’t be replying individually. Please trust that I’m in good hands and doing well.