Mar 03, 2002 - 12:07 am
Just wanted to post and let you all know the latest and that I won't be on for a while. Remember, though, that you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers every day. DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!
The main reason I am writing is to let you know that we found out that the breast surgery I had 3 weeks ago, was ANOTHER cancer. I was scheduled for a right, modified radical mastectomy for this past Thursday, but I ended up in the hospital Sunday with what we thought was severe dehydration. Received about 2 bags of IV fluid and then was sent home. (The hospital was full!!!) I started to vomit more on Monday and my head really started to hurt. (I had been having bad headaches for a few weeks.....just thought it was a flu bug that has been going around here.) Anyway, I tried to get out of bed and collapsed and hit my head on something.....now I have six stitches in my forehead to boot!!! :-) This time they took my straight to the hospital where I spent almost 2 days in the ICCU ward. They did a head CT scan to see if there was anything to worry about in my head. Yes......you guessed it. They found about a 5cm tumor in my left frontal lobe. I spent the week in the hospital.....got home late yesterday afternoon. They did an MRI of my head and found that there was only the one tumor.....THAT is the good news!!! I was able to come home to do a few things, get some things in order, etc. before we do the next thing.....Brain Surgery!!!
Anyway, I am trying to stay as upbeat as I possibly can, but I have to confess that I AM VERY SCARED!!!! I thought that facing own the breast cancer last year and the treatments would be the hardest thing I had to do. WRONG!!!!! This is much more difficult. We meet with the radiologist here on Monday and will set a time to go and meet the Neuro Surgeon at Loma Linda University and have the surgery. The sooner the better as far as I am concerned!!!!
I do plan to post again as soon as I get home from the hospital. My husband will post to the board if things do not go well, though. I will keep you posted1!!
Again, you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers....as always. As I face this next hurdle, I would also covet your prayers that things go well for me this next week. My faith has been shaken, but I am doing my best to put the negative out of my mind. I wonder why a brain tumor puts more fear into us??? Well, I guess I had better sign off as I can tell I am beginning to ramble. (I do a lot of that these days, it seems!!!) One last parting word.....just in case
THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND LOVE I HAVE RECEIVED FROM YOU THIS PAST YEAR. IT HAS MEANT MORE TO ME THAN ANY OF YOU WILL EVERY KNOW. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OF SUPPORTING EACH OTHER!!!!! I will hopefully return soon to continue in my efforts to help all of you. NEVER LOSE YOUR FAITH IN THE GOOD LORD. LEAN ON HIM FOR YOUR STRENGTH, PEACE, and COMFORT.
Until we meet again.....
Love, hugs, and blessings.......Wendy
P.S. Please forgive any misspellings, etc. I cannot see as well as I would like right now!!! :-) :-)