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Jan 26, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and prayers and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in January of 2016 as a result of an emergency room visit for a simple unrelated issue. In February I underwent surgery to remove my ovaries and another non cancerous tumor in my stomach. I left Rochester with lots of encouragement that I was going to make it through this and being the trooper that I am I was determined to do so! I began my chemo treatments in March and was very happy that I was able to take the chemo where I would not lose my hair. After six treatments (about 20 weeks later) I was told I was cancer free! So I began the process of healing my body from the effects that chemo had had on me. By my six month check up in February of 2017 I was feeling great so imagine my surprise when I was told my cancer was back. With my tumor marker number from my ca125 test being 197 we chose to wait a few weeks to test again before I made a decision about treatment. My most recent count was 2950 which prompted the doctor to order chemo immediately. Thus begins my second round of chemo.