Welcome to My Personal Page & My Story
In August of 2021, I was taken into what I believed was just a simple Ovarian cyst removal. Unfortunately this cyst turned out to be a tumor instead... what followed was nothing short of a nightmare. At the age of 32 I was about to fight a very tough fight I never imagined possible..
The tumor was perforated during surgery, and both my right ovary and tube were removed (oopherectomy salpingo) along with a 25cm cyst filled with an odd substance. I lost A LOT of blood and had a little brush with death that day. I thought that iron infusion was going to be the worst part.
On august 26th I was told that the biopsy came back with positive cancer markers -even after the CA-125 test came back negative. (a PAID test might I add - something our government needs to address).
I met with a gynecological oncologist at first, who told us that my cancer is a very rare form - Mucinous ovarian cancer which effects women under 40 mainly. This type mimics gastrointestinal cancers, and so I was moved to a more specific oncologist who told me we would be doing up to 12 cycles of 5FU (chemotherapy IV & baby bottle treatments). After 2 scopes & a portacath surgery, I successfully completed 10 cycles of chemotherapy. My treatment was 2 hours of IV meds in hospital, then I was sent home with a "baby bottle" of medicine attached to my chest via port. This stayed around my waist in a fanny pack for 48 hours. Needless to say, everyone in my house Hated that fanny pack.
MARCH 17 2022 is a day I'll never forget. You never appreciate life until it's almost taken away, and this kind of diagnosis is earth shattering.
I was lucky to have had the cyst. Unfortunately ovarian cancer is often caught much too late due the lack of ability to accurately test for it.
31000 will be diagnosed this year with ovarian cancer. This is truly a great cause, every women deserves a chance to fight for their life, so please consider donating so we can get the testing we need!
Please consider donating to my Walk or register to join me! Thank you for your support. It means the world to me, and everyone affected by this disease.
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