May 22, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 26, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. My story is as follows. On June 11, 2018 I was diagnosed with colon cancer with a colonoscopy which showed a mass in my colon. The doctor told me it was large, was cancer, and had to be removed but I wouldn’t need a colostomy. By early July, I had 40% of my colon removed and pathology confirmed the cancer diagnosis. In August, I started chemo for, what at the time they thought was 2nd to 3rd stage colon cancer though they had seen some ovarian involvement on the PET scan. It was decided my ovary was just a cyst, though it was very large and we started chemo in early August. After four treatments, which were biweekly, it was discovered my ovary was growing. An MRI was done in early October. Chemo was stopped and a complete hysterectomy was done October 19, 2018 where they found the colon cancer had spread all over my ovary and pelvis area. During surgery, they also cleaned the cancer from the whole pelvis area, cleaning it to microscopic levels. Because the colon cancer had spread to the ovary, it is now considered stage 4. Chemo is now being done every other week at this time to try to shrink the quick growth in the area they cleaned out with the hysterectomy. At this time, I have had four more chemo treatments and will update in the journal.