Jul 13, 2012 - 8:47 pm
Happy Friday the 13th
Well I am home. My little appointment turned into an all day many departments type of visit.
First, I LOVE my new Onc and her attending Onc. They are both amazing and so far are the perfect fit for me. This is a first, to meet two new Docs and right away think they are the best. This has never happened before. This is my lucky friday the 13th!
My new onc/team leader is a straight shooter with compassion. She tells it like it is. No sugar coating or whishy washy answers. She is very open and clear when answering my questions. They both are warm and kind and really listened to me. That made me feel so much better about everything. Don't get me wrong, I am still scared..
I will need major surgery and that part scares me the most right now. They are trying to find an open time slot for next week. If they cannot it will be the week after. She didn't want to wait to long, so I am guessing that they will find a time for me. I'll let you know. She said to expect about 4 to 5 days in the hospital if all goes as planned.
I asked her what she believes is going on. She said that based on the ct and all the symptoms she is 85-90% positive it is cancer. Not 100% sure it's ovarian, but she is leaning that way. The tumor size and how it looks on ct plus all the symptoms say ovarian cancer. So, surgery first, then recover then most likely chemo.
After my visit with the Docs, I went and had all the pre-op stuff done too. EKG, blood work and all the pre surgery info. So, I guess I am good to go. Just waiting for the gal to call me with a date and time.
This week has really been a super whirlwind. Feels like I've been riding the rides at Disneyland and need to get off and take a break. Whew...
Oh and the new Womens Cancer center is pretty fabulous too. I know I am in good hands and that I am in the right place for this. The head of the center is also the head of the entire country's gyn onc consortium. They do all the main research for all the other main cancer centers. Like Sloan kettering, MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins etc. Pretty cool. So, if I have to have this new unwanted journey, at least I have the most up to date Docs around.
I still really need some prayers and positive energy as this is going to be one hell of a ride.
So thats the news. It's crappy and I wish it were not so. But I will fight on and I will need you guys as you are the best support I have ever had.
Love you all, you all are my pillars and are so incredible. Thanks you for being the wonderful and great people that you are.
Some day we all must have a real face to face and big ole group hug!
Onward we go...