It has been such a long time since I've even considered updating my blog, so today is the day!
So much has happened with me since my last post. I'll do a small recap here, just to catch you up.
One day in April as I was laying in bed, I started feeling around my hip bones (don't ask lol). I had lost about 35 pounds and for some reason, that day I was feeling the bones of my hips like it was the first time. I noticed I had "something" on the left side of my abdomen, between my hip bone and my belly button.
Now, I will admit that I have been a bad woman and have not had an exam in about *coughcoughelevencoughcough* years. So, I made an appointment right away.
During my full exam, my doctor found several things: A nodule on my thyroid, something solid in my breast...and something about the size of a softball in my abdomen. Right away I went for ultrasounds on everything and they discovered that I had FIVE masses in my belly, around/near my left ovary. The largest measured 11cms, which is huge.
Fast forward a week or so and I've met with an oncologist in Vegas who determines that these need to be removed, and that I will also have my left ovary and uterus removed. I would have to actually be cut open, vertical, so that the masses could be removed as a whole, and I would be tested for cancer while I was on the table. The surgeon was going on vacation the week I met with her, and then I was scheduled to go to Hawaii for two weeks on July 7th, so surgery was scheduled for July 25th.
I had surgery, and thank God everything came out clear. I'm in my second week of recovery right now and doing well. :)
So, that is where I've been.
And yes, you heard me. I went to Hawaii for two weeks!! I will update more on that in the coming days!! Until then, here is a card I lifted off of Pinterest, during my hiatus. It's a straight up copy, and I love it.
Thanks for sticking with me. :)