Journal entry by Carolee Pederson

In early October, Sharon was diagnosed with bladder cancer. On October 11th, Sharon had a surgery to remove/scrape the tumor in her bladder. After that surgery, the plan was to do chemotherapy for 3 months, then surgery again. However, the pathology report came back and the cancer is too aggressive to wait 3 months. Immediate surgery is needed.

On Wednesday, October 24th, Sharon will be having surgery to remove her bladder, uterus, ovaries, lymph nodes and possibly urethra. After the surgery, she will be in the hospital for 5 days at the Mayo Clinic. On Monday, October 22nd, she will have a pre-op appointment with the surgeon.  

Sharon is a breast cancer survivor and has already kicked cancer's butt once! She is a strong woman and will get through this again!!
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