Saturday, October 30, 2010

Why I've Been MIA

It seems like I go in spurts on this blog.  I post quite a bit for a time then go a long time with nothing or very little.  Usually it's because of blogger's block, having nothing I feel worthy of blogging about.  But sometimes it's because I just don't feel like blogging.  Like has been happening lately.  We've been having some issues going on in our family that have made me emotional and I don't feel like blogging, much less anything else.  So as I've said once before what's a blog about my life without sharing the bad along with the good?  So I thought it was time to share what's been going on so I can get on with it, move past it and have fun blogging again because I did have some other blogging ideas.  I'll try to keep it brief.

First, remember back in April when I talked about our vacation curse and my mom getting sick in TN?  Well, once she got back they gave her more antibiotics and drained the cyst or whatever it is and thought she was good.  Her doctor wanted to follow up in 3 months with another CT scan just to be sure and we thought all was right in her world.  Well, after only 2 months it started acting up again, turns out it started getting bigger again.  They opted for surgery to remove it, once he got in there he realized it was cancerous.  Obviously not what anyone expected.  Since he's not an oncologist he just took some samples and closed her up.  He got a gynecological oncologist (it's located in the area where her uterus and ovaries used to be) involved and she is now scheduled for another surgery on Wednesday, which will later be followed up by chemo and radiation. 

In the mean time I went for my annual mammogram on the 14th and they saw something yet again.  It's the same spot as always that was determined just to be some cysts/fatty tissue but the radiologist claims it's gotten bigger and recommended an MRI.  Well, before doing that I decided to call my gyno, see what he said and possibly go back to the specialist I've seen in the past before scheduling a super expensive procedure I may not need.  So I see him on November 4th.  Praying that it's nothing again.

And if that is not enough........while talking to my gyno I decided to let him know about the super heavy periods I've been having the past few months.  The I have to go home and change my clothes kind of super heavy.  He had me come in for an ultrasound.  They found 2 uterine fibroids.  Now in and of themselves they are not big deal.  They are very common, not cancerous but just make you bleed.  Alot.  But while doing the ultrasound they also take a look at the ovaries.  Turns out I have a Dermoid Cyst on my right one.  That has to be removed.  So I go in for surgery on Nov 12th.  That's what I'm concerned about.  There is a possibility that could be cancerous.  Again, I'm praying it's not.  While they are at it they will also be doing a uterine ablation to take care of the fibroids and hopefully control the menstrual bleeding if not stop it all together.  I could live with that!!

Anyway, don't look at this as a "oh poor me" post. I'm not going to turn my blog into a pity party.  I just wanted to give you an update into what's been going on with me.  I would appreciate a prayer or two and some good thoughts that my mom and I get through it all OK. 


Nicole said...

Will be praying that it's all "nothing". I have recurring issues, both in breast and the other. It always turns out to be nothing, but it doesn't mean it doesn't scare the fire out of me and my family. You and I just need to make sure we go to our appointments, regularly, and take each thing seriously so if it turns out to be something it can be taken care of quickly! Hang in there!!!

Amy said...

OH girl! I am so sorry to hear about all that. I too have been having health issues and plan to blog about it soon. Don't let anything go unchecked, make sure you weigh all your options and take care of yourself. I will definitely be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers. Email me if you need to talk or whatever. :)