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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Twists and Turns; Still the Same Road.

Hello friends,

I know it's been FOREVER since I last posted. Things have been a bit, shall I say, crazy? Yup!

Since my last post, I've had my preschool's graduation, my daughter's graduation, and I had to have the sebaceous cyst that was located where I had the previous spider bite removed. Three weeks and I'm still healing, but healing nicely. Looks much better than I had expected it would. (Especially since I could not have stitches. It had to heal open, from the inside out.) Yukko!

Thursday, May 28th, I had my D&C. Waited with baited breath for the pathology results. Got them yesterday. The complex hyperplasia with aytpia had, in fact, turned to cancer. But, it's so early in it's change that I'll be fine. Early detection is key! So, now I will have to go to a Gyn. Oncologist for my surgery. He will have to biopsy lymph nodes during the hysterectomy to determine if anything bad has gotten into my blood stream. If so, he'll just take the bad nodes, and all should be well. My doctor has a call into the ocologist. I should be hearing from him today or tomorrow to set up our consultaion, then surgery.

To say that I'm a bit aloof and overwhelmed is a bit of an understatement. I know in my heart that everything will be fine, but, at the same time, I'm a little freaked out. Not terribly, just a minor touch of the "freak." I don't know why. I'm incredibly thankful to God that we found it so early. Six months to a year would have made a terrific difference in what my family and I would be facing. But, the fact that I have this kind of desease in my body really bothers me, deeply. I think it's more mental than anything.

When talking to my hubby about it last evening, I realized that I'm all discombobulated. This was NOT my plan at all. I wanted to just go and have an endometrial ablation, and be done with it. Down for a day, and that would be that. Little did I know back in February, when this whole journey of wellness began, that I would be facing such a different outcome. A much bigger deal with many more steps. But, it's OK. The outcome is what I'm looking forward to.

On a really great note, my precious 10 yr.-old daughter, who just graduated 5th grade, was honored with the "President's Award in Education for Academic Excellence" signed by President Obama! We were totally not expecting that. She also won her school's D.A.R.E. essay writing contest. She was presented with a medal and had to read her essay at the graduation ceremony yesterday. And, if I've not bragged and gushed enough, here's more... she was honored for being in the Honor's Chorus, a tutor of first graders, talent show, and art. She was also chosen, along with three other girls, to sing the "National Anthem."

The big deal is this... she was home-schooled until this year. Fifth grade was her first experience in public school, as I was a home-educator for eight years, having begun when our oldest was in fourth grade. What a blessing! She really went for it, big time! Yay, Boo Bear!

Well, I just had to dote a bit! Thanks for endulging me in that.

I hope all is well with you all! (Keep on writing!)

XOXO CJ

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6 comments:

Mindy said...

Yeah for Jessi!!! Congrats!

Hope all goes well with the surgery, and what is found. We will be praying!! Love you!!

Colorado Writer said...

Thank the LORD for early detection! You have one heck of a good doctor! All will be well as it is supposed to be!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Good news!!! I'm so glad for you!!!

Ghost Girl said...

Where do I even begin...

I'm so glad you found things early and that the prognosis is so wonderful. Thank goodness for your vigilance and a good doctor. Believe me, I know that feeling that your body is out of control and what is the foreign thing doing in there. You'll be in my prayers.

I had an EA a few years ago. I can't remember if you and I talked about it or not. What a relief it was.

And YAY for Jessi! Way to go!

I'm raising my cup of tea to you...

Rena said...

I'm so happy you're catching this sooner than later. I'm keeping you in my thoughts & prayers, Cheri.

Congrats to you daughter too. I didn't realize you were a home educator for so long. Awesome! We're just finishing up our 11th year. :)

Christina Farley said...

Wow. What a post. My heart is feeling for you! Thank God you found it early. He was watching, and still is, over you. I'll add you to my prayers!

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