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My Story

For my Family, I love you beyond words,.
To my children, I love you with all my heart
For my friends. Youve brought me so much joy, laughter, support, and love.
And to my amazing husband Aaron, you are my hero.

No pain, nothing out of the ordinary until a couple wks ago, my right leg swelled up. Almost double the size of my left leg. I went to the Dr who was very concerned about my having a blood clot in my leg. They did 2 ultrasounds to confirm they found nothing... Nothing X 2 is still nothing right? Uh, no. Not in my case anyway. Lol I could always make something out of nothing... (l crack myself up sometimes)
I asked the Dr about a place in my lower abdomen the I had decided was just scar tissue. They did a ct scan and Voi la. There it was. A sarcoma making its way so proudly through my stomach muscles. A sarcoma is rare. Very rare. 1-2 people per million will have to deal with a sarcoma and usually on the arms or legs.
Lucky me. In my abdomen, pressing on the veins in my leg preventing the blood from flowing back out.
After the biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, I began to understand that once aggravated these things know what pain is and are going to show you. But alas, take heart, Dr's can take care of that too.
We will leave for Portland in a couple hours to OHSU. My journey beginning...
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