I never thought about writing a blog. I’m not a writer, I don’t have time for that, no one would read it anyway. Well, here I am, writing a blog. I guess my decision to write it came a few weeks ago. My life took a turn that I never expected. I learned that so many people out there care, but don’t want to ask, don’t know what to say or do. So, here goes my back story.
A little over 3 years ago my husband and I got married. We wanted to start a family right away. After a year, with no luck, we started seeing different doctors, trying to figure out what the issue was. After seeing several Doctors in Florida, we had ZERO answers. Fast forward 3 years, we moved back up to Indiana to be near my family. Thinking we were very close to starting a family, I knew I needed my mother. Little did I know just how much I would need her.
In February, I made an appointment with a Dr. to make a plan to make a baby. He was totally on board, plan in place.
March 5th: Pap came back abnormal. A week later, I had a biopsy to check further.
April 10th: I had a LEEP procedure to remove precancerous cells from my surgery.
April 22nd: Pathology report came back showing microinvasive cancer of the cervix. Referred to an oncologist.
May 1st: Meeting with the oncologist. A hysterectomy was recommended. My world was shattered.
May 9th: Oncologist called to report further lab results. The cancer is an adenoma carcinoma, requiring a radical hysterectomy, radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Another surgeon will be performing the surgery.
I am obviously devastated, heartbroken, terrified and pissed off all at the same time. I’m struggling with my faith at best. The surgery is scheduled for June 13th. I’m meeting with the surgeon next Wednesday, May 21st to discuss the plan and hopefully move the surgery up if possible.
I appreciate the prayers, kind words, and supports. I’m ready to fight and do EVERYTHING that I need to in order to beat this.
I have so many things to be thankful for out of this awful situation. I’m here in Indiana, surrounded by family and friends, my husband has amazing insurance and this diagnosis will not put us in the poor house, I had the foresight to take out a Cancer Policy in August. The only thing we can do is move forward and make the best out of a bad situation. I know that not every day will be a good day, but I know that I can make it through the bad days because good days are ahead. I will keep up this blog as frequently as possible. I think it will be a good outlet for my emotions, feelings and nervous energy.