Widget Richards | CaringBridge

Widget Richards Widget Richards

First post: Oct 30, 2017 Latest post: Sep 8, 2018
The first of September Widget was having a little soreness on here lower left side of her abdomen and a little lower abdomen cramps.  She went to the doctor on September 11, 2017 and the PA said that she had diverticulitis. The PA gave her an antibiotic and put her on a liquid diet and she if you get better it probably is diverticulitis.  Widget had a colonoscopy less than a year ago so it should of shown up but did not.   Widget, called her Gastroenterologist to make sure that it was diverticulitis.  On September 18, 2017, she was told by her Gastroenterologist that she had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  The doctor gave her a pill to help her settle down her intestines so the abdomen cramps would go away plus a special diet.  A week later on September 25, 2017, she called the Gastroenterologist and told him that the pill or diet did not help rid the abdomen cramps so he set her up with CT scan.  On Wednesday,  September 27,Widget had her CT scan.  The next day she called the doctor for the results.  The nursed said, " you have a mass in your uterus and you need to call your Gynecologist Doctor.  Widget got the CT scan sent over to her Gynecologist.  At 4:00  on September 28,2017, Widget's Gynecologist called and said to her you need to see a specialist asap because you have cancer.  Widget and her husband, John,  were in the Gynecologist Oncologist office the next week, October 2, 2017.  The Gynecologist Oncologist told them that looking at the CT scan it looked like Widget had Leiomyosarcoma, an incurable cancer, and cancer on her abdomen omentum.  The doctor said, " looking at the CT scan their is a 98% chance that it is Leiomyosarcoma with a slim possibility that it could be ovarian cancer."  The Gynecologist Oncologist stated, " Widget needed surgery ASAP." Four days later, on October 6, 2017, Widget had her surgery.   Doctor was so excited to tell the family that the cancer was ovarian. Ovarian can be treated with chemo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


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