Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And so

Took me 4 hours to make the 2 hour trip to Columbus- Evidently a car wreck was to blame. So I got to my CAT scan appointment 1:45 minutes late- but they got me in fast, then I headed to my Dr's office right after. The CAT scan evidently wasn't ready to be read (?)

IPHP Surgery is scheduled for March 22nd. I asked about a hysterectomy while having the IP but Dr Arnold is hesitant about it. Mostly because I'm only 34... but really- Having Lynch Syndrome predisposes you to Ovarian, Endometrial and Uterine Cancers. I think I have a 40% chance of getting Ovarian Cancer within my life so just take them out. Gut me like a fish. I have already come to terms with the fact that I won't be having any more children- whether I have "Mommy Equipment" or not. Of course if something DID come up- I would welcome another baby, but our plate is full right now and I'm thrilled to have 2 super great girlies at home and I want to enjoy them while I can. He said if I have an abnormal pap- he'll do the hysterectomy.

I talked to Dr Arnold's office yesterday about the CT scan results. Not GREAT, but not horrible though I guess. All is "Stable" but there is still "Residual" fluid in my abdomen and pelvis. Meaning mucous. Stuff the tumor produced and didn't get eliminated with the first Chemo surgery. So if they hadn't planned to do the second suregery before, they would definitely be doing it now. Whatever.
I went to my Gyno yesterday for the yearly "deed" and getting a mammogram on Feb 23. I have a weird feeling something will show up on that one. I think it's because even when I was 19- I thought I'd die one of 2 ways: Drowning or from Breast Cancer. hmmm. Hopefully if it's either, I will be OOOOLLLDDDD and grey.


  1. I vote for old and gray. I've been thinking about you a lot - thanks for the update. I'll be lighting a candle for you this weekend. Just want you to know you continue to be in my prayers.

    Have a great weekend with your husband and those two cuties you have at home!

  2. Rachel...

    I've been following your blog for a couple of months, and I wanted you to know that I've been praying for you and sending postive vibes from NYC. I'm in the radio biz, too (one of those annoying ad sales guys!), so I feel a special kinship with you....take care and feel well....Bob O'C

  3. Glad you got to and from your appt. safely. Sorry about the nasty weather you all have been having. Hang in there, and Happy Valentine's Day! ~Whidbey Woman

  4. Thanks all! It's a new week- and I'm celebrating because I would be doing chemo today if I wasn't done. Hurrah, Hurrah!