Oct 23, 2012 - 8:49 pm
Well, it's been a year and 5 months since Mom got her wings and I'm doing ok. Not the same but ok. There isn't a day that goes by when I don't think about her, but it isn't quite as painful. I come here about twice a month and read the posts. I'm sorry to see the new people but smile when I see all those who were here for me. Kikz, LeesaG, CindyBear, Kayandok, Poopergirl, and all you others that would take me 5 sentences to mention. I don't feel like I really belong here anymore since I am not living with OVCA on a daily basis. I tried to get the White House involved in raising money and awareness for OVCA and have been turned down 3 times. Oh well. For those of you who don't know, my full name is Lisa Jack and if you google me you will see I am the photographer who has all the prints of President Obama as a young man. I never shared that as I was going through my experience as I wanted to be anonymous. Anyway, his mother passed from this disease, and I tried to use the photos for OVCA awareness to no avail. On a positive note, I received a clean bill of health from my doc at Mayo this summer. They were watching me very carefully because of the family history and they took my ovaries 6 weeks after my Mom was diagnosed, because my CA-125 was elevated. Well, my CA-125 is within normal limits and no issues.....fingers crossed. My onc told me that they just discovered an Ovarian genetic cluster.....they haven't identified the exact gene yet, but are well on their way. Apparently those who have this are more pre-disposed to ovarian, prostate, breast, pancreas.....she said "you don't have a prostate, or ovaries, we can screen for breast, and we pray you don't get pancreatic"......so go enjoy your life. I have to say I try, but I'm different since Mom.....I'm also struggling with my marriage these days....idk.......anyway, I wanted to say hello to everyone......I love you all.......and miss you......I pray for you all.......