Jul 18, 2013 - 2:27 am
I just found out I have Ovarian Cancer on July 12th. I should first say I live on Maui. It was a strange thing on June 20th I thought I had a bladder infection after a vaginal sonogram and a ct scan my OB/Gyn decided I needed an emergency hysterectomy because my ovary had flipped. After opening me up they decided it was cancer took some biopsies and told me I had ovarian cancer and that I needed to go to Oahu. The samples came back negative. The oncologist on Oahu decided he would go ahead and do my hysterectomy and while he was in there he said he didn't like the way it looked and thought it was cancer but all the biopsy pieces he sent came back negative. He said because of that he didn't take as much as he would have had it been positive. So I went for my follow up visit on the 12th not thinking about cancer at all only to be told that after they got my ovaries disected they found cancer. I start chemo on the 24th. The thing is I didn't ask very many questions. In fact right now I feel so overwhelmed I'm not sure what questions to ask. I feel kind of stupid now but at the time when he said you have cancer somewhere in my head I started to scream and I didn't hear much after that. I have an appointment to speak with on the 24th before they start the chemo.
I know he said it was slow growing and he wants to do chemo and maybe some radiation. I have been all over the internet reading everything I can and this morning a woman in MI called me to tell me she received an email copy of my flight information and wanted my email address so she could send it to me. We started talking and she has cervical cancer and told me about this sight.
I was just wondering if you could tell me what are the important questions. I need to work during chemo is that going to be possible I work at Lowes, I climb ladders, lift toilets on to carts, downstock product. Financially I just don't know how we will make it if I don't work. I've been reading your posts and they are so insperational. Also do you get sick right after chemo I have a 45 minute flight from one island to the other after mine.
Thank you so much for reading my ramblings I am not normally so whiny.