Joyce Gullicksen

First post: 4/17/2016 Latest post: 1/18/2017
In May of 2015 I went in to the Doctor for what I thought was a urinary tract infection. After tests and a CT scan I was told that I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit on my ovary. I was scheduled for a hysterectomy where they removed the cyst and found a cancerous tumor inside of it. At this point the ovarian cancer was considered stage 1 aggressive cancer. I was scheduled for 6 treatments of chemotherapy over the summer and early fall. After completing those rounds of chemo I had good reports.

In January, for my three month check and CT scan I was told they saw something on my liver. I was scheduled for a PT scan and the new lesion was not showing up as cancer. I was told we just had to wait and for now I was still cleared.

Two months later (March 2016) I began to experience pains in my stomach and it began to swell. The doctor recommended another CT scan. The CT scan showed fluid in my stomach, leg and foot as well as other lesions. I was told to go to the hospital to have the fluid drained immediately. The fluid was tested and found to be cancerous. I was told that the ovarian cancer is now at stage four. It is considered aggressive and will be treated aggressively with chemo every week for three weeks with the fourth week off. Since switching my care to Froedtert Hospital - Cancer Center in May 2016, my doctor has informed me that the cancer is still stage 1 not stage 4 as indicated by my previous doctor. However it is still grade 4 which is very aggressive.

While the prognosis is not good, I believe in a God of miracles and am praying for total healing. Please pray and believe with me through this journey. I love Jesus and trust Him with my life.

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