Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The C Word...


Well...I met Dr Phan.. Hes a nice little man with a huge smile and explained things very well. And he also used the word Cancer a few times. At last someone who is calling it what it is. 

The tumor has grown and it is now over 9 cm. He has his staff phoning lots of cancer surgeons to see who can get me in the earliest...and will be calling me today. Apparently to do a biopsy on an ovarian tumour it has to be removed. Unlike a scan on the upper body which shows everything..in the abdomen its like a shadow. So they will not know at what stage the cancer is until it's removed. They will also be taking out both of the ovaries (if its in one it is likely in both), Fallopian tubes, he said something about lymph nodes too..which I dont remember.. and giving me a hysterectamy. So a total clear out then. I did say I wanted to lose 40lb before Caroline got here...but maybe not this way :)

Dr Phan is confident that we have caught it early..and if chemo is needed it may be either every three or six weeks,,but again we wont know until after surgery. He has given me stronger painkillers and said I can call him any time day or night.

He wanted me to have more blood tests for genetic screening..but although his nurse tried several times..no veins were good enough..so I have to go back any time this week and they will do it straight away. Im like a human pin cushion right now.

I'm still optimistic and so is MrD. I think Dr Phans confidence helped a lot. He's such a jolly little man
 
Thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes.. I can really feel all your virtual hugs. Keep em coming 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


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  1. I am sorry to hear about this diagnosis. I will be praying for you. God bless you.

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  2. I'm so glad you have a good doctor who inspires confidence!

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    1. Thank you Mari...everyone I have seen so far has been marvellous x

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  3. I had a hysterectomy four weeks ago after a uterine cancer diagnosis. It's a scary thing to deal with but you have a good, positive attitude and it sounds like good docs. Sending you hugs and prayers... you will get through this. <3

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    1. Thank you Debi... I hope you are on the mend. So happy you camr through it x

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  4. I will be praying for you Phoebe. Such a hard thing to experience.

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    1. Thank you Dianna. With everyones prayers I will get through this x

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  5. {{{Phoebe}}} Keeping you in prayer and my apologies, somewhere along the line I had lost your blog...fellow blogger Mildred let me know....

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    1. Phoebe, Mildred also ask that I add you to my prayer list, which I have. Isaiah 41:10 tells us He holds us, He will give us strength, He will help us and lift us with His righteous right hand!

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    2. Amen Mary...and thank you for adding me to the list ...I know with His help I will get through this x

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