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.