Hey everyone I thought it was pretty cool and I just wanted to share with all of you. I was featured in the LA, Daily News, Daily Breeze, Press Telegram, and some other newspapers. Featured for this blog!
Now although it is pretty cool that I’m in the newspaper, it sucks that it has to be for something that is unfortunate as cancer.
Hopefully articles like these and blogs like mine will help raise awareness, spread hope, and make a difference in finding the cure for cancer.
Here’s the link Blogging Ovarian Cancer and transcript below. (Oh ya, they spelled my name wrong, but that’s ok)
Blogging ovarian cancer: Three women affected by the disease go online to spread the word about the silent killer
6 months. It was 6 months ago when I was told I have cancer. And it’s been 3 months since I’ve gotten done with chemo treatments. When I think about it, it really doesn’t seem all that long ago. It’s almost as if I just got done with treatment a couple weeks ago. Crazy. In a week or so I will get my first scans since pre-chemo and see if I’m still clear. It will be a moment where I hold my breath and see if my live changes again or if I will continue on this path of recovery.
Cycle 1 was definitely the easiest because my threshold days just felt like I had the flu and that was it for those 3 days. This last cycle of chemo was tough but it’s hard to compare Cycle 2 and Cycle 3.
On this day I went to go see Dr.V to get my staples taken out and probably talk about recovery and scheduling of follow up appointments to keep this in check. I thought it was going to be a typical routine follow up. I was wrong.
Talked to Dr.V (my surgeon) the next morning and she told me that the surgery went well. The tumor was the size of MY HEAD and 3lbs. Next step towards recovery was just trying to start walking and get some food in me.
So surgery was scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:00pm. Still a little nervous but didn’t let it show. Thank God I had the family and friends behind me to support me, pray for me, and keep me grounded. Just couldn’t believe that it was happening to me but more that everything was happening so fast.