Feb 11, 2006 - 5:50 pm
Well, my surgery was postponed from January 30 to February 6. I just returned from the hospital several hours ago. Here's the news - doc removed a 1 1/2 cm x 1 3/4 cm mass, clear-cell-carcinoma, same as before. However, this time it was located on the pelvic wall, not within the ovary. He also biopsied some lymph nodes - all clear. And they did a washing - ALL CLEAR! I am so grateful for the good news. And while I will need to endure chemotherapy once again, I'm praying the Good Lord will get me through it as once before.
I will see the doctor in a week, and he wants me to start the following week. My surgery went very well, I'm feeling good (just tired and sore), and getting around very well.
Thank you, Bonnie for your e-mails and concerns. And thanks to Bonnie and all of you for your hugs and prayers. I'm not looking forward to the chemo (the side effects, losing my hair, etc.). But I figure it's a small price to pay to nip this thing in the bud once and for all!!
While my doc says the clear-cell is the worst to deal with, he says that my history has not been 'typical'. It's been 6 years since my last incident, longer than normal. I also handled the chemo extremely well and responded quickly and well. So he expects and hopes that I will be just as responsive. He did say, however, that second rounds of chemo can cause some additional problems and be harder on a person. Oh well, we'll see.
Just wanted to update you all. My prayers and hugs to all of you.