Beverly Garrison

First post: Feb 9, 2021 Latest post: Mar 3, 2021
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By now, you have learned that I have a health journey ahead of me to get well. I'd like to share with you the details.

In November and December I started to experience red flags that something was not right. I tried multiple ways to get into a Gynecologist here in WI, but no one would see me since I was not an established patient. It came to the point where I had to get help, and visited the ER. In the ER, a gynecologist consulted on my case and took me on as a patient. I scheduled a follow up appointment with her, and decided to have a D&C to help with my current problems. Dr. Bednarski with Froedhurt South Campus wanted to be safe and biopsy my tissue samples. From there, that's where the truth was unveiled. 

On January 28, 2021 I received the phone call you never hope to, from your doctor post a surgery. I had a minor procedure on January 26, where tissue was biopsied. To my surprise, the pathology report was 100% endometrial cancer.  On February 5, I saw a gynecologic oncologist and care team at Froedhurt Cancer Center in Milwaukee, WI. I felt very comfortable with the entire team and decided to move forward with scheduling surgery. 

On Monday, February 22, I will undergo a total hysterectomy and lymph node dissection. Today, I only know my cancer is grade 1 and my cells are "well behaved".

85% of women do not need chemo or radiation, and only 15% of cases have spread outside the endometrial lining. My hope is that I fall into the 85% of women not needing further treatment. I hope my cancer is grade 1, stage 1, I pray everyday for God to have mercy on me. 

Gynecologic problems are hard to speak about, it's a topic I've been somewhat open about over the years, as many know Rusty & I have undergone several IVF treatments, with no success. I have two wishes: (1) to be Cancer Free and BEAT THIS (2) that God has a greater plan for us, and it will begin to unfold as I move past this hurdle. I want to live my best life with Rusty, my family and friends, and come out of this stronger than ever. I do not know the answers for what lies ahead, I just know I am putting our trust in God. 

I have so much to be thankful for in life, and will look forward to this being just another page in my book. I've "GOT THIS!" :)


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