Brein43 updateWell, guys, as some of you know I was captive in the hospital for about 10 days undergoing some interior remodeling. They sprung me Saturday, 1/19 when I was able to demonstrate that food was again moving from north to south past the bowel splice. Thank you again to all in The Orb-I had some limited access to the web and the messages cheered me immensely.
Last week the pathology reports came back and they were less cheerful. In the surgery they removed all the obsolete organs plus anything that looked like it may be hanging around and up to no good. They took out the tumor which had been bullying and ( literally !) pushing around the otherwise innocent organs. Almost everything tested positive for cancer, microscopic or otherwise, including 5 of 8 lymph nodes removed. Diagnosis is an aggressive and uncommon stage 4 ovarian cancer, clear cell type. I have a few weeks to recuperate then we launch chemo in mid-Feb. On the plus side, having lost at least 25 pounds I can once again get in to those college jeans I have been dragging around the country. I fully intend to beat the odds on this-I am only 56 and otherwise in excellent health. Please do keep those purrs, boops, and good wishes coming, just in case. I am presently undergoing intensive kitty therapy at home, in a rented hospital bed the girls think is excellent cat furniture.
February 26, 2016