My Journey

On this blog I intend to document my journey through Breast Cancer again. Yes again. This will be my second go with this disease and I figured this would be a great way to communicate with my family and friends and keep them informed as to what is going on with me.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I know that some of you have been anxiously awaiting my next entry, so I apology for the delay. Last week I had 2 pre-op appt for both of my surgeries. Went through the normal routine, give blood, pee in a cup and listen to my lungs and heart. Well I was feeling tired last week and had acquired some headaches and come to find out I was a little anemic. Nothing major just was really tired! I didn't want to pursue it because I was afraid that they would not do the surgery on Friday, so I didn't question the nurse. Apparently there wasn't much concern as I had the surgery. The objective was to go in and remove my left ovary if there was a mass or he felt there was cancer present. I am happy to report that all I had was a case of Endometriosis. And surprisingly enough my right ovary was actually fused to my uterus. I had been having problems with my left ovary, not my right. The Dr cleaned out the Endometriosis, did a DNC and unfused the right ovary. NO REMOVAL!!! Praise the Lord!!!

Here is a picture my mom took of my Gynecologist, Dr Chafin, giving us the good news. The other hottie is my man Darryl!

This is also a picture that I have my mom to thank for!! I wasn’t going to post it, but I figured I should since I am documenting everything. This is me in recovery. Obviously I did not know that she took this picture. The thing on my head is a thermometer. I look pretty doped up!!

I have slept the weekend away pretty much. I tend to do that when on pain medication and unfortunately I needed it! The pain that I felt when it was wearing off was not good!! I was very uncomfortable. The weird thing was that parts of my body that they did not do any surgery on hurt, such as my hips and butt. It finally subsided today and today was my first day off pain meds. I am still uncomfortable, but I can handle it. All I can say is thank you all for your prayers!! I know I have people all around the country praying for me and this shows that prayer works!! The next step is my surgery tomorrow. They will go in and remove both breasts in hopes that this will prevent my cancer in the future. I wish that I could say that I was ready, but I don't think that I am. Then I go through Chemo and I know what to expect there, so I am not anxious about that. I will take it one day at a time and deal with what is thrown at me at that moment. I will be in the hospital tomorrow night and hopefully released on Wednesday.

I am very Thankful for having the friends and family that I have. I could never Thank everyone enough!! Your thoughts, cards, gifts and especially prayers are greatly appreciated!!! As always I will keep you updated on my recovery. I love you all!!!!

One quick last thing. I want to share something to you that my sister sent to me. She recieved it from a friend of hers.

I'm doing the Beth Moore study on Daniel right now and one of the things she taught is this. It was during the chapter on the fiery furnace. She used the example of someone who has found a lump as the person who is facing a fiery trial. The 3 scenarios are these:

Scenario A: They look at the lump and it is benign. We are delivered from the fire and our faith is built.

Scenario B: The lump is malignant and they do treatment and things eventually are OK. We are delivered through the fire and our faith is refined.

Scenario C: The lump is malignant, they do treatment and the treatment does not work. We can be delivered by the fire into His arms and our faith is perfected.


At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay! Chris, of course, already told me, but it's still glad to see in "black and white" as it may be.

(hugs and kisses)

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous spazo1956 said...

Hey Tash!!
All I can say is THANK YOU JESUS!! Another prayer has been answered. Praying that everything will go well tomorrow. You'll be in my thoughts thru out the day. LOVE YA LOTS!! Aunt Cheryle

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Christine said...

This is great news, Natasha! I will be thinking about you today. Take care!

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


That was great news for you. You are a fighter and we know you will do fine in your surgery. Good Luck and God Bless.


At 1:00 AM, Anonymous geraldinr colter said...

Hi Tasha
I thank God for the good news , no cancer. It is such a relief I know. I love you and hope you have a speedy recovery. Still keeping you in my prayers.
Love always,
Grandma Colter
Thru Christ all things are possible.

At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

God is good, all the time- and you , my friend, amaze and minister to me so deeply.

I love you and continue to pray God's hand be on you through the fire..



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