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Today I have been cancer free for 3 years!


Friday, June 28, 2013

Today is the third anniversary of my being cancer free. emoticon I am really happy that I was able to get here. Here is my little story. emoticon

I had come to the conclusion that I did not want to have children. emoticon 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. emoticon 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. emoticon 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. emoticon 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! emoticon 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. emoticon 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. emoticon 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.



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KAREN608 8/28/2013 1:25PM

    I had my first one age 54, and the gown did not fit me. I didn't care, just get it over with. My tests were fine, and my bloodwork better than it ever was, too. I have a dislike about disrobing but I know the doctor does not care a bit. I never got to see the cold plastic instrument but I think it was like a sideways car jack. Had the female nurse practitioner do the exam and she was fast. It took me longer to get dressed!
One thing they ought to do is get a few larger gowns for the over 200 people. We exist. It is not exciting to find out the gown is way small when you are already nervous.

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/18/2013 11:39PM

    You've been through a lot. I am so happy to hear that you are cancer free.
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FATHINSN 7/7/2013 4:44PM

    Thanks for the advice. Honestly, I'm always scared to do the pap smear, what with all those stories about scary looking equipment that goes into you and if you're not relax enough, it will hurt *horror. But this year, I will turn 30 and after reading your blog, it's time to overcome my fear!

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SHAY9905 7/5/2013 5:57PM

    I am so glad you are cancer free! Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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ALL4BMI 7/5/2013 8:56AM

    Congratulations! You have been brave. emoticon

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KIRSTENLYNN62 7/3/2013 4:44PM

    Wow, congratulations. I need to make an appt., I am yet another here who has been putting it off for a long time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOMANWITHGRIT 7/2/2013 9:52PM

    Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing this. Just from the comments here, you have made a difference. Me? I'm going to schedule an overdue mammogram. emoticon

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SNIC23 7/2/2013 1:19AM

    Oh wow! Congratulations on being cancer free for 3 years! What a scary process. Thank goodness they caught it in time. Cervical and ovarian?! That's scary! It's been 10 years since my last PAP smear. You just motivated me to make an appointment and get one done!!
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DESERTJULZ 7/2/2013 12:09AM

    Oh my goodness! What an experience, and so young, too. Congratulations on 3 years cancer free.

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/1/2013 12:13PM

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SKINNYPOWELL1 7/1/2013 10:18AM

    emoticon A wonderful survivor story for you to tell, so glad you are cancer free.

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VBPARROTHEAD 7/1/2013 10:08AM

  Thank you for reading my blog and for the hugs. I need them! Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary being cancer free. I have friends who are 20years cancer free; so, with good follow up dr. visits, healthy diet, and exercise you can celebrate a long cancer-free life! Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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STONECOT 7/1/2013 9:11AM

    I'm five years down the road from breast cancer, lymph node removal and mastectomy. I'm still grateful every day just to be alive, and try to live my life to the full. I hope you carry on well. Congratulations on your three years. emoticon emoticon

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ERICAANN44 7/1/2013 5:53AM

    Congratulations! You're incredibly strong and deserve nothing but success and happiness!

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BOB5148 6/30/2013 9:48AM

  Sounds great emoticon

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ELMA1913 6/30/2013 9:45AM

    What great news! Thank God! You have had a rough road to travel - but you didn't give up. emoticon

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SUZANNE65203 6/30/2013 7:56AM

    What a happy anniversary. Thanks for sharing your story. It helps me realize how blessed I am.

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GINGERSUNSHINE 6/29/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon emoticon So awesome to have that healing! Happy for you!

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JESSIKA_56 6/29/2013 8:32AM

    Wow, what a story. Congratulations on being cancer free!

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WOUBBIE 6/29/2013 12:27AM

    Thank you for the reminder. Gonna schedule it for July!

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PATRICIAAK 6/28/2013 10:52PM

    PTL!

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STAY39 6/28/2013 9:50PM

    Awesome story! You are an inspiration! Congratulations! emoticon

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TINADEE86 6/28/2013 9:32PM

    Thanks for sharing! Glad you are doing Great! emoticon emoticon

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TWINZMOM7 6/28/2013 7:47PM

  Congratulations on 3 years! Wonderful, happy news!

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KABMPH 6/28/2013 7:34PM

    What a story. I am glad you are healthy again!

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GOCALGAL 6/28/2013 6:58PM

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That is such Great news!!

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SLEEPERELLA 6/28/2013 5:29PM

    This is a road I have traveled down myself. Ladies please get those yearly exams! Have those Ta-Tas checked too!

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WENMARIE78 6/28/2013 4:24PM

    emoticon I'm so glad everything worked out!

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LESLEE33 6/28/2013 4:23PM

    I am very happy you are now cancer free. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. You are a very strong person and have come a long way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/28/2013 3:59PM

    Wow, how scary. It's a good thing you found it. Congrats on three years cancer-free. emoticon

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ICEDEMETER 6/28/2013 3:57PM

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Nothing like those cancer-free anniversaries, is there?! I'm still a few months shy of 2 years, and still doing the whole scanxiety thing every few months --- can't wait to get to where you are!

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Oh, and while you're getting the usual maintenance, don't forget about the rest of what's in your underwear!

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MOM2ACAT 6/28/2013 3:52PM

    emoticon That you are cancer free!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 6/28/2013 3:49PM

    I'm glad things worked out for you. emoticon

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 6/28/2013 3:42PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.
I can't imagine the feelings you must have had when you found out. {{hugs}}
I've been putting off making my appointment but I'll get it done when the dr. is back from vacation.

And emoticon on being cancer free!



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