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2/4/2017 Latest post:
I have been a Registered nurse since 1993 graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. In November of 1993 I married my true love and we moved to the Dallas area of Texas. Allen, to be exact. I found my "home away from home" at Medical City Dallas where I became a NICU nurse and then moved onto the AMNI program as Neonatal Care Coordinator. What a blessing to help so many families cope with coming to terms to dealing with and accepting that their babies would be born with a congenital anomaly. Some were minor, some were not. I am blessed to have helped all of them. I never thought on 11/17/16 after a surgery on 11/4/16 to remove a lump from my mon pubis/labia that I would now be on the other side. Malignant, cancer, Epithelioid sarcoma, very rare, can be aggressive.....all I heard. I was waiting for it to be a joke , but it wasn't . I was truly on the receiving end of such astounding news that no one ever wants to hear. My co-worker Amy came to my rescue as I called my husband. Christopher picked me up as my car sat at my place of work. I was then referrred to Dr. Bruce Fine and had an MRI. chest xray and PET scan to follow. On 11/30/2016 I had a partial radical vulvectomy and lymph node dissection. After two days in the hospital Dr. Bruce Fine reported that all of the tissue removed from surgery was negative. My husband and I cried, as he text my entire family. I went home that day with hopes of an amazing prognosis. Of course I didnt realize there would be bumps in the road.