1.30.2006

The Inevitable

I have gone over it and over it in my head whether or not to post this news in my blog. I am not sure who I have talked to, but I thought that it might be wise to post about it since I know I will be making future references in my posts. Well, the doctor called back with the official results of the surgery that I had on the 13th. As it turns out the fibroid that they removed was malignant instead of benign. In fact, they didn't know for sure until they put a piece of it under the microscope to reveal the cells themselves were cancerous. The offical word for it is "low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma". The prognosis is really good as it is a "low-grade" cancer. I am told one step up from begnin (sp?). Unfortunately, they have to do a complete hystorectomy. by complete meaning not just my uterus, but everything else as well, including a few lymph nodes. Another reason they are opening me up is to determine if the cancer has spread to any of my other organs in the abdomen. And since it is a hystorectomy due to cancer, I will not be able to have hormone replacement therapy (estrogen apparently can bring cancer back). soooooo, all this to say that I am sceduled for surgery on Feb. 7. I am doing okay right now. I have not begun to really face it. I am sort in denial since, physically I feel fine. The recovery from surgery will be long-six weeks. I won't be able to take care of the kids for at least two. geesh!
Life has gotten very simple for me as a result of this and in a weird way, very comple as well.

Yesterday, we celebrated my 29th and Kya's 2nd birthday at disneyland. We had so much fun!! I will never forget the moment I looked around the table at dinner to see my family and friends. There was no where on earth I would rather have been than right there at that moment. I am truly blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle,
    I am so sorry to hear about the cancer. That must be really hard. I just can't imagine. I'll be thinking about you a lot and you will be in our prayers.
    Julie

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