Friday, June 28, 2013
Today is the third anniversary of my being cancer free.
I am really happy that I was able to get here. Here is my little story.
I had come to the conclusion that I did not want to have children.
I like kids, but I just don't want them for myself. Some people were meant to be mothers and I am not one of them.
Kids are needy little buggers. I like it if I have extra money in my pay check I can spend it on... you guessed it me! I talked to my doctor and he referred me to a gynecologist. It was time for my annual exam which meant...pap time.
I get the test done, and I sit and wait for the results. A couple of days go by and I get the results. Abnormal cells.
I go back to the doctor and he sends me to a specialist where I have to get pieces ripped out of my cervix for examination. I get the test done and I sit and wait. Now, this time more time than is usual has passed with out an answer. I figure everything is ok and I don't think anything of it. My mom convinces me to call the office. I call the office and they track down my results. I am in the middle of the store when a nurse calls me and tells me that I have cervical cancer. I am shocked!
I don't admit my findings for a couple of days. I then tell my mom that I have cancer. I call and talk to my dad and he makes me feel better. Then I tell hubby and he did not take it well.
I go back to the doctor and we start going over my results. He suggested an ultrasound. I get one and find out that I have tumors. Even better.
I am back in his office and he suggests a hysterectomy. At the time I was 33. We get it cleared from the insurance company and I make my plans to be off of work. I have the surgery and the doctor comes in the next day to say the surgery went well. He did tell me that he thought one of my ovaries looked odd so he took it out. I now find out that I had ovarian cancer in one of my ovaries. I am very grateful that it was found and removed before it was too late. It certainly helped me get my life in order and change my perspectives. Make sure all of you ladies go out and get your yearly exams. I know they are an embarrassing pain but I would rather deal with a couple minutes of embarrassment than an eternity of death.