Thursday, November 5, 2009

Long Time No See

What am I doing here after so long I tell myself my story needs to be told is why.

Last June I found out after almost smoothering to death from fluid on my lungs that I had Ovarian Cancer.

  1. It didn't run in my family

  2. There are no exact symptoms to go by

I was flabbergasted but not afraid. I felt the Lord close to me and knew He had my hand leading me through a time in my life I have never been and would not have to go through again once this was all over with.

Well to make a long story short, I started Chemotherapy which wasn't as bad as all the stories you hear about it. Yes I did get weak, no I didn't get naseated, yes I lost all the hair on my body some places I didn't miss at all and some like the top of my head I missed greatly. You don't realize how cold you can get when the hair on your head is gone! Yes I lost about 30 pounds which didn't hurt my feelings at all since I had become a chunky girl!

I did have a radical hysterectomy and was cut from my belly button down till they couldn't go any further. But the cool thing about it is my doctor glued me back together with stuff called megabond. I just have one long line which is disapearing as I type ;)

My hair is growing back now but since I have 2 more rounds of Chemo I don't know if it will remain, it might fall out like the last time. Oh well I don't like it anyway, it grew back all salt and pepper. Me no like. That is what the dye bottle if for isn't it.

I am wearing a wig on loan from the Chemo center, I like being a blonde.


ADB said...

I am very sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but am pleased you are giving it your best shot. Hair is the least thing to lose, and it'll grow back once all is been and done. Please keep us posted as you go through the process. We are with you all the way - we're no longer Jland, but still good at support.

madcobug said...

I am so sorry that you have been going through this. You look good though. May God continue to be with you.

Indigo said...

I had thought you had stopped blogging all along. Wish I knew sooner dear friend. I could of at least offered supportive words. In any case I'm glad you let us know. Just wish the news wasn't cancer.

I'm so glad you haven't lost your humor in all this and continue to try to stay upbeat. Your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke.

I'm now at a different blog, you can find me here:

Jeannette said...

I am here through Call For Support. I do not believe I knew your journal before. I love your upbeat and positive attitude. You will be in my prayers. Keep up the good fight and God bless you.

Sugar said...

i don't think i've been to your journal before? came to offer my support & a prayer. i'm a sister cancer survivor, 2007 uterine cancer.
come visit sometime. just click on my pick & you'll find my blogs. ;) "sugar's sweet spot" is my main blog.

Gina said...

Hello Carol,

I came by- by way of Call for Support. I did not follow you before, but I will now. So sorry to hear of your cancer diagnosis. So glad to read of your upbeat attitude. Stay positive and will add you to prayers!!


Daria said...

I have here via Call for Support ... sounds like things are going well. Nice the chemo isn't too hard on you.

Wishing you all the best.

salemslot9 said...

hey Gypsy
I wondered what
happened to you
you're the only
other person I know
besides, my John and me
who's a Shepherd's Chapel fan
so, you're covered
in that department
I said a prayer for you
stop by sometime...