Jennifer Payne

     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. I am Amy, a close friend of Jen's, and I will try to keep the info here current and complete.  Thank you for visiting. 
     On July 7, 2017 I, Jen was scheduled for surgery. After a couple weeks of growing pain it had been determined that Jen had a cyst on her left ovary. They were to remove the cyst and test it for cancer. Surgery started at 7:30a.m. By 9:30 they called from the operating room and said the doctor felt like they needed to go ahead a do a full hysterectomy, surgery would take an additional hour. Jen knew that was a possibility, but only as a last resort. 10:30 past...11:30 past....12:30 past Jen was still in surgery. 1:15 we got the call that they were almost done in surgery and the doctor would be out soon. 
     When Dr. Wu, who we like very much, came out she simply said"it doesn't look good". Not exactly what you want to hear. She continued to tell us, Jason, Erin, and I, that when they removed the tumor (once a cyst is over 10cm it is a tumor) the pathologist felt like it at the very least was pre-cancerous. This led her to the decision to do the full hysterectomy. When she was removing the uterus it didn't look good, it just keep weeping. Ultimately Dr. Wu said that although we would have to wait for the pathology results to be sure sure she though we were dealing with Cervical Cancer, and two of the lymph nodes did not look good so she removed them and they will be tested. She was already pretty sure Jen would be facing Chemo and Radiation. She was thinking Jenn would need to be off work for about 6 months.

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