Thursday, June 19, 2014
Eight years ago, just before my birthday, I found out that I had Ovarian Cancer. So a couple weeks later I had major surgery for it. The doc got it all, though I did have to go through chemo and radiation -- the radiation because it was not only Ovarian cancer, but started as Uterine cancer and had progressed to stage 4. I've never been a very positive person, but for some reason I was very positive about beating this cancer. I also had a message from The Lord that I was going to be all-right. Maybe being positive about beating it had something to do with how I found out about it, too, because I wouldn't have been at the doctor except for a problem with my feet that turned out to be neuropathy because of diabetes. I hadn't even had a doctor until that was diagnosed. Then went through a nurse practitioner who didn't really care and finally passed me off to my doctor. She was very insistent (nicely) that I get checked for the suspected cancer and then that I have the surgery. Needless to say, she got her way.
I have now been cancer free for 8 years and past treatment for almost 7 1/2 years. June 18 was my Oncology appointment and I was officially discharged from that department. All follow-ups from now on will be with my Primary Care doctor, who cared enough to get me through this.
I thank God for the ways that he got me to this point -- with the neuropathy/diabetes and all the way to a caring PCP and wonderful surgeon.