Pam Wichlen | CaringBridge

Pam Wichlen

First post: Jan 30, 2018 Latest post: Nov 14, 2018
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Pam was having occasional stomach pain for a few months, but didn't think much of it. On January 2nd the pain was so bad that Pam went into Urgent Care. The doctors ran blood tests and came back normal, so they wanted her to have a follow up appointment. On January 3rd, she went to the follow up appointment and at first they thought it was diverticulitis, but wanted to have a CT scan done just to be sure. The family was told the results would be back in three days. A few hours after leaving the doctors, Pam received a phone call saying there is a mass by her appendix and she needs to go meet with an Oncologist. 

The oncology appointment was on January 9th, and that's the day the doctor told Pam that she had cancer. They weren't sure what type of cancer so they wanted to do more tests. After the few tests they found a golf ball sized mass by/on/near her appendix and multiple other spots around her entire stomach. January 10th, Pam had a biopsy of the one mass near her appendix plus a few other larger sized masses. A few hours after the biopsy, the doctor called Pam a few days later and was told it was ovarian cancer,  but later it was determined to be primary peritoneal. After the results came back, she met with a third doctor who will be preforming surgery on January 30th to try and take out as much as possible and Pam will spend up to four days in the hospital recovering. She's hoping to have more information once she has her follow up appointment after surgery. 

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