Today’s prompt: tell us about a time you found something loosely connected to day four.
F#*&k Cancer. Last March I started having pains in my lower back that I attributed to shoveling snow. But they didn’t go away. When the pain started to grow worse, with my history, I decided to go to the doctor to have it checked out. Two ultra sounds, one surgery & hospital stay, many phone calls and one visit to an GYN oncologist later, I found out I had ovarian cancer or pre-cancer whatever you want to call it. The cancer was in the very earliest of stages and it was removed during surgery.
I was very lucky as ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest because it isn’t usually found until it has spread. Knowing my body helped. Trusting my instincts helped. Being persistent with the doctors helped. Future treatments require six month checkups and a CA125 blood test every six months.
It’s been one year and both my six month and one year check ups have been good and my CA125 result was 3 both times.
I don’t know why some people get cancer and die or why some people get cancer and live but I promise to do my best to live each day to it’s fullest, to love every gray hair and wrinkle I am privileged to get in honor of loosing my best and dearest friend to this horrible disease.
Till next time craft on!