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My cancer journey started on a quiet Saturday night. On March 6th, 2021 while watching Below Deck, my Apple Watch started to vibrate. I looked down and it displayed "High Heart Rate Alert". I had never seen that before. On Monday March 8th, I called my doctor at Davidson Family Medical and they fit me in right away. The doctor ordered an EKG which came back normal. I had also gained 10 pounds since January which I found unusual as I had been working out and eating healthy. The doctor suggested that it was most likely my hormones or a digestive issues. He wanted to get blood work, a physical, and an ultrasound just to make sure everything was OK. Ten days later I had a Physical and an Ultrasound back at his office. The Ultrasound showed I had 4 liters of fluid in my tummy. I was sent to Novant Huntersville Emergency Room. At the emergency room I had another Ultrasound, a paracentesis to drain the fluid, and then a CT scan. I'll never forget the room spinning as I was told by the ER Doctor that I have Stage 4 cancer and it was spread throughout my entire abdomen. The days that follow show what has happened since. I’m still in shock as I do not have any family history of cancer. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.