Jeanine Kirk

First post: Jan 9, 2019 Latest post: Jun 12, 2019
Jeanine originally went to her OBGYN due to pains in her abdomen.  They ran some tests and it was discovered that she had two large ovarian cysts.  A surgery to remove the cysts was scheduled for the following week but she was admitted to UAB on December 3rd prior to the scheduled surgery because her pain became unbearable.  Her ovarian cysts began to torse and she had a hysterectomy on December 4, 2018 at UAB.   The surgeon told us post surgery that he did not think she had cancer.  We were extremely relieved.  The recovery from her hysterectomy was progressing nicely.  Unfortunately, on December 18th the surgeon called and told her that the pathology report came back as high grade serous ovarian cancer stage 1C.  She meet with a gynocologist oncologist at UAB on December 27, 2018.  The recommended treatment  is to get 6 rounds of chemo spaced out every three weeks.  Jeanine is going to MD Anderson on January 9, 2019 to confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan.  If they concur with UAB's plan, then she will probably start her first chemo treatment the week of January 14th.  It was miraculous that her cysts torsed allowing the cancer to be caught at this early stage.  The doctor said that typically malignant ovaries do not torse.  Although cancer is certainly not anything she wanted to face, she is drawing on her faith knowing that God works for the good of those who love him and who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)  Jeanine is so grateful for her supportive family and friends!

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