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Diana Oates

Latest post: 4/27/2017
Diana's journey started on September 21, 2011 when she received the preliminary diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Visit often to read the latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write in our guestbook.

Thanks - Rick

 

 

 

 



Diana had been feeling lower back pain and went to the walk-in-clinic a couple of times. To make sure that she did not have a kidney stone she went to a have CT scan late in the afternoon on Tuesday, September, 20th. She was then told that she needed to come back the next morning for a “contrast” CT scan. After that CT scan she was told nothing more was needed to be done and we could go on our vacation to Las Vegas /Phoenix that evening. Diana went off to Bible Study Fellowship and to have lunch with a friend; and I went home to finishing packing for the trip. I then received a phone call looking for Diana; an ultrasound was needed and it had to done now, and she absolutely could not travel. Following the ultrasound, Diana was told that she had to go to see the first doctor for the test results. At this point we knew that it was not good news, as medical good news is given over the phone.The doctor was very kind and I am sure that as a walk-in-clinic physician she does not have to inform many patients of this kind of news. She asked Diana, “Are you ready for this?”and Diana responded, by saying, “We know that it is not going to be good news.” This is one time that I wished to be wrong!

The doctor then explained that there were multiple symptoms; spots on the tissue linings, growths of lymph nodes and fluid in the abdominal cavity. The opaqueness of the fluid did not allow any of the tests even to provide good view of the ovaries. There were no issues with any of the major organs (so there was some good new).

The only diagnose that is consistence with all of the findings is ovarian cancer.

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