Welcome to my caringbridge site created to help keep family and friends informed.
The summer of 2017 has proven to be one of the most difficult summers of my life…After being misdiagnosed with IBS and countless doctors appointments and trips to the ER, I eventually learned I had a pelvic mass that extended into my upper abdomen. I was told it would need to be surgically removed...by an oncologist. I immediately panicked, I was completely shocked and overwhelmed by this news. While waiting for surgery I developed severe leg pain and had to go back to the doctor. The mass provoked multiple blood clots in my leg that were identified as Deep Vein Thrombosis. I was told I would need a IVC filter put in before I had my mass removed…The IVC filter would prevent the blood clots traveling to my heart, lungs or brain. A few days later, I had my pelvic mass removed. During the surgery they had to remove my ovary, fallopian tube and my appendix. The oncologist also took many biopsies of my pelvic area. My recovery was not easy after many rounds of Lovenox shots and days of sleepless night. I finally had my follow up appointment with my Oncologist. August 1st, 2017, my life changed forever. This was the day of my post surgery follow-up and the day that I found out I had Ovarian Cancer. While I continued to go to routine check ups throughout the year with a clear bill of health. I decided to freeze my eggs as a back up plan. My back began hurting during the summer, I assumed it was a pulled muscle and would soon go away. After months of increasing back pain and countless visits to the doctor. It was decided I should have an MRI. The results from the MRI said my back was completely fine...but it showed two concerning lymph nodes in my paraaortic located near my L1 and L2/3 vertebrae. My oncologist immediately had me get a CT biopsy to check on this lymph nodes....
On October 3rd 2018, I found out the cancer came back and I will be starting chemo on the 18th. I will be going through 6 cycles of chemo.
This has been a rollercoaster of emotions and I want to keep everyone of your informed. This is how we will keep everyone updated during this new journey we are on.
I appreciate all of the love and support I have already received.