Apr 02, 2010 - 7:45 am
It doesn't seem possible coming from a diagnosis of Stage IIIC Figo Grade 2, but I got a nod from my Onc/Gyn doc that I am in remission. (My diagnosis, and treatments are posted in my bio) He said I don't have to come back for 3 months unless I exhibit symptoms like vaginal bleeding and the like. I am thrilled and at the same time apprehensive. I wanted to share with you guys though, since a lot of ladies read the posts and I wanted them to know that there is hope. I still have a long way to go to reach that 5 year mark. However, this is the first step toward it, the blessed words "no evidence of disease". There was a small cyst on the liver and a tiny nodule on the lung that needs watching in the future. Otherwise, all systems look good.
I had been having a lot of pain since surgery in Oct. and thought it was from scarring internally. Turns out it was a ureteral stent inserted during surgery when my ureter was nicked while they were debulking the cancer. When the stent was removed last week no more pain. Have to go back for an IVP next Fri to make sure the ureter healed properly. If not have to have another stent inserted. Like Rose Anna Rose Annadann said "It's always something". I will deal with it if it happens. At least the worse is over.
I have to share with you guys that I feel like God has given me this time of "no evidence of disease". Not because I am super religious or deserving of it. I don't know why I am NED. I accept whatever comes my way and am thankful for each day that God gives me. I sincerely pray for each of you. Those who post and those who read the site and don't post. May we all find peace and healing.