Mary Thompson

First post: Jul 23, 2018 Latest post: Aug 20, 2018
I’m writing this journal to let family and friends know what’s happening and keep everyone updated.  Also the help others going through similar situations. I’m also using this site to ask for prayer. Together we are stronger than alone. ❤️

I had a D&C in January.  The Dr said they found cancer cells in the biopsy. He recommend a complete hysterectomy.  He told me the surgeon can do it robotically, which is less invasive.

So, I scheduled the surgery for March 16th. I met with the surgeon and he exained the robotics procedure. Three one inch incisions and it would be fairly quick.

After I came out of surgery, I was told that  the surgery started as planned. Three incisions with the robotics machine. Everything went as it should until they got to my left ovary. The doctor was not able to remove it robotically. They had to cut me open.

Thankfully I am a quick healer. I was back at work after a week.

At my follow up visit, my doctor told me they found cancer in my uterus, cervix and left ovary.  Although he said he had removed it all and it had not spread into my lymph nodes, his recommendation was chemo and radiation. 

Before my surgery, I was in the process of starting a diabetes program. I opted to start the program and postpone any cancer treatment so I could get my diet and eating habits under control which I felt was only going to help my cancer outcome.

About three months into the program I also started the process of getting s second opinion.  On June 21st I met with a female Gynecological Oncologist at City of Hope. Having seen all my records from my doctor, she came to the same conclusion as he did for treatment, chemo and radiation.

My first chemo treatment was scheduled for July 19th.

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