Saturday, February 2, 2008

too much to say, too little time!

I really don't have a lot of time to write, but it's been way too long. Our computer died and we had to get a new one,(thank you to Ben's mom and to Nate for helping us out with that).
VERY important, MORE important than my health issues, my BABY brother got married on January 25th in the Manti Temple to Melissa Rose and I am SO happy for them and proud of them. I will write more about that later, along with a bunch of other things.
So, I will give everyone a quick update on me. the last you all heard I had to go back in and do the CA 125 blood test again. well, good news was that it had dropped from 2000 to 645. Bad news was that normal is 35, so 645 was still too high to ignore. The oncologist had me come back in and apologized for having missed it the first time. He told me again that he was confident that it wasn't cancer, but that he would suggest I do a PET/CT scan to get a better look at what was going on. We went in the following week and did that. I will write another post on the details of that, it was very entertaining. This week we went back into the oncologist to get the results and were informed that even though he (the oncologist) was still confident it's just the endometriosis, the radiologist reading the scan didn't agree and felt that there was definite possiblity of malignancy. So....long story short, I am going into surgery on Wednesday, February 6. The doctor will be doing a diagnostic laparoscopy. They will look inside, see what it looks like first and he will remove tissue. While I am still under do a biopsy and get the results. If it comes back that its not cancer he will just remove the cysts. If it comes back that it is, he will remove whatever has been infected, could be one ovary, could be both, could end up being a complete hysterectomy. Obviously, that's a big word for anyone that isn't done having kids yet, let alone someone who hasn't even started. We feel confident that it's not cancer, but have faith that no matter what happens the Lord is watching out for us and does not give us anything we can't handle.
I love you all and appreciate your love and support.

7 comments:

Amy Sue said...

I'll be praying for you! Thanks for the update! Miss you tons!

melanie said...

Wooo!! Glad to see you are back on. I would love regularly for your updates. Thanks for letting us know...

melanie said...

sorry, I meant I LOOKED regularly for your updates and loved them.

THE BENTLEY'S said...

wow carmy, you are so positive. i will pray for you on the 6th... and today:) i hope all is well. can't wait for phoenix!
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Justin and Jessica said...

We've been thinking about you today!!! I tried calling yesterday. We'll talk to you soon. Love you guys!

The Cowleys said...

It's probably too late for you to hear this, but good luck! I will be praying for you!

Rachelle said...

We are thinking about you and praying for you today. You are strong and no matter what happens you will get through it. I love you.