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☀️About a week ago I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer stage 4. So here is how the story goes.....
A couple months ago I began having issues going poo. I know, I hate poo talk too but it has become a very frequent part of my life and it is the only thing that led me to where we are now. Made a doc appointment a couple of weeks in and with all the symptoms, doc said I was constipated and prescribed a couple different kinds of laxatives for a clean out. Well the clean out did not really happen so back to the doc. At this point doc ordered lab work, x-rays and ultrasounds, which were all completed within days. The ultrasound came back showing a mass that was about 4x7 inches in my lower pelvic area. From there CT scans were scheduled to assist in more clarity. The review of the CT scans showed that this thing was attached to my right ovary and uterus as well as wrapped around my large intestine and colon. They also showed signs of it in my lymph nodes in my chest cavity area. So no wonder why I am experiencing poo issues! The CT also made it pretty clear that we were dealing with cancer. A biopsy procedure was scheduled a couple of days later along with a rapid Covid test to ensure i was negative before the procedure was performed. The biopsy results came back with Ovarian cancer stage 4.
The plan of attack...... Three rounds of chemotherapy about every 21 days. Chemo sessions are 6 hours long with 2 different drugs. First dose will be standard IV method and then the rest will be through a port. After 3 doses of chemo then we are hoping that this piece of shit has shrunk enough for surgery. After surgery, then a few more rounds of chemo.
Chemo is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd. Surgery for port installation is scheduled January 26th.
For now, that is what I wanted to share. And, I love all of you! ❤️
I will provide updates along this journey Also Melinda or Shannon will be helping to provide updates.