Joyce Teske

First post: Feb 17, 2018 Latest post: Feb 6, 2020
On Dec. 29th, 2017 mom had surgery to repair her prolapsed bladder. They also performed a hysterectomy at that time. Prior to surgery they did an endometrial biopsy which was negative. After the surgery they did another biopsy. That one came back with some questionable results. Mom was referred to the U of M to discuss, what we thought were, precancerous cells. 

On Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018 we went to the appointment. Honestly, thinking nothing of it. We were in complete and total shock when the doctor told mom, "you have cancer." Time stood still in that moment. It was so unexpected. Obviously, hind sight is 20/20. How could we not have known? They wouldn't have given her the referral for nothing. 

The following days were a bit of a whirlwind. We spent the weekend trying to process the news. Monday was the CT scan and cervical biopsy. Tuesday was a phone call from the doctor saying it hadn't spread. 😊 Wednesday was surgery for her port placement. Thurs., Feb. 8th was her first chemotherapy infusion.