My story begins in October 2018 when I went to my yearly physical. My blood work showed anemia and I had been dealing with sporadic diarrhea. I had a colonoscopy to rule out bleeding and on Nov 28 was told I had colon cancer. As a follow up, I had a CT scan and it was discovered that I had a 9cm solid mass which seemed to be attached to my ovary. There was no way to know at that point what the mass was and so surgery to deal with both issues was scheduled for Jan 15, 2019. I had a total hysterectomy(including tubes and ovaries) and a right hemicolectomy. The tumor on my ovary had more than doubled in size (18cm+) and had attached to my bladder and omentum. They also were able to visualize other small spots where the tumor had spread. When the pathology came back, I was informed that I have stage 4 metastatic colon cancer. The oncologist has told me that this is noncurative but I am here to fight for every day I can and to appreciate all I have been blessed with - especially my wonderful husband, Doug, our fabulous kids, Brenna and Quinlan, my family and friends who have already been a tremendous support!