Happy Cancer Girl

A Happy Girls Journey with Cancer

I’m on a Roller-coaster

on March 22, 2013

Last week I wrote about going to see the oncologist and asked you to do a happy dance because she told me the cancer didn’t spread. This week the surgeon who did my hysterectomy called me to go over the final pathology report. She told me that the original tumour was endometroid ovarian cancer, my other ovary had a borderline tumour (which is not full blown cancer, but can turn into it), and my uterus had some unusual/odd cells (which I guess could have turned into cancer if it wasn’t removed). My cancer stage is called Stage 1C Grade 1, because the cancer wasn’t contained to one ovary and the original tumour was cut into while it was still inside my body (it was also stuck to my pelvic wall). The surgeon (who is a gyn-oncologist) told me that it was their recommendation that I do 6 cycles of chemo.

I feel like I am on a roller-coaster and I’m not allowed to get off. I don’t understand why the other oncologist told me that the cancer didn’t spread when in fact it did. I am looking forward to seeing her again next Tuesday so that I can ask. I know that when I had my first surgery they sent the slides to 3 different labs, so there are 3 different pathology reports and two of them agreed while one was a bit different. This could be the case again, but I won’t know until next week.

Despite everything going on, I feel good. I don’t want to do chemo, but I was also really nervous that I wouldn’t be doing chemo. I know the chemo will kill any little cancer cells that may still be in my body and once the chemo is done I will be able to move on with my life and won’t spend all my time worrying about the what if’s.

Thanks for joining me on this journey, it’s nice to have the support of family, friends, ladies who have gone through the same thing, and also people who are following along who don’t even know me. When it’s all said and done I hope that we can celebrate together and do one big happy dance!

Have a good weekend!

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8 responses to “I’m on a Roller-coaster

  1. Aunt Mimi says:

    This is a great theme song for you this week…..I hope your Gyn-oncologist in Saint John reviews your surgeons files and recommends Chemo to put your mind at ease…even if it means pain for long-time gain.

  2. David Glofcheski says:

    I feel for your roller coaster and hope you get your answers!

  3. Hi Renee, just when you start looking up you slide down the long and winding road again, But lets hope and pray the gyn-oncologist can get their facts straight and then you will know whats what, my opion is they should have all their facts straightened out before ur next appointment on tuesday I just hope for your sake they have it all straightened out for you. then u can start moving forward instead of backwards.you deserve some fun and happy times, you are a very strong young women and you deserve to be happy instead of worrying about your next move,so still praying for you every step that you take and will continue until we get you on the road to recovery and then I will still continue praying for you,so stay strong and keep your chin up , and hope you have a great weekend, loads of hugs coming your way ,ttul AFA Lee Ann,

  4. Robin says:

    Hi Renee! Did the first doc mean that the cancer didn’t spread outside of what was removed (i.e.. your ovaries and uterus) or did she mean it hasn’t spread form the original site? Perhaps the first doc wasn’t clear?

  5. Megan says:

    All these ups and downs must be so difficult! I’m not experiencing this and I’m feeling angry for the difference in doctors. It just doesn’t seem fair for them to be so different in their opinions – do they not realize you need concrete answers??? Love you and will try to call this weekend.

  6. stinam says:

    Hello! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Don’t feel obligated to go through the acceptance steps, I realize that life gets crazy. I was more interested in sharing your blog with my readers because I love it so much. However, if you’re interested the details are here: http://stinasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/who-doesnt-like-the-occasional-pat-on-the-back/

  7. Aunt Mimi says:

    Congratulations on the nomination for the Inspiring Blogger Award.
    You certainly have inspired me to get on with life, “not to worry”, “life is a roller coaster” and to eat a little fish/poultry on occassion.

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