Monique Ouellette

First post: Mar 1, 2020 Latest post: Jun 30, 2020
I was diagnosed with Serous Cell Edomentrial Cancer on Jan 24, 2020 after a few months of spotting, then bleeding. I am a healthy, active, post menopause 54 year old. I was up to date on all my annual exams, colonoscopy, physicals, Pap tests etc... My Dr. ordered an Ultrasound which looked fine, Pap test was normal, nothing unusual during the examine except for bleeding. I told my Dr. something was not right since I started feeling bloated and pressure. She said "we won't stop until we figure it out" and then did another deeper biopsy (forget the name). On Jan 24th I got the call that it came back as serous cancer cells (an aggressive form of endometrial cancer). I was referred to an oncologist/gyn surgeon. I had a ctscan and CA125 on Jan 31st after meeting with my Oncologist/Surgeon, she told me "This is an insidious cancer and is normally not just in one place by the time it is diagnosed). My Dr. called me the next day (Sat) and said it appeared it was contained to the uterus, but she was going ahead as planned with the surgery scheduled as is. I was so hopeful that surgery would get rid of all the cancer, especially, since my CA125 came back "normal". On Thursday Feb. 13h I had a laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy, bilateral sapling-oophorectomy, bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and omentectomy. In recovery, my surgeon told me the lymph nodes looked "suspicious" to her, but she would know more when the pathology comes back this week. I had severe pain after surgery so was admitted even though I was supposed to go home.  I'm assuming this means chemo, radiation, etc. which scares the shit out of me. I have a 16 year old daughter, a supportive ex husband, an incredible Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Step Mom, ex Mother in law and many other friends and family supporting me. I will get through this and be healthy again and be changed forever. 

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