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Friday, October 30, 2009

Update from Pheonix

So we are still here in Phoenix. My mom is always pushing me to update. I will give the quick update and for those that want more information can continue reading on for the longer version. On Tuesday I was told I have blood clots. On Wednesday we were told by the oncologist that I have a cancerous tumor on my ovaries. O.k. that is the short of it.

I will now give you a little more information for those of you who want the details. We flew to Phoenix on Sunday and we were picked up in a limo and escort to a room like a hotel room inside the Cancer Treatment Center.

Monday Morning we had visits with all of my nurses and some of the doctors. They also did a blood draw on Mon. That was pretty much it we were busy with appointment from 10 to 4pm on Monday.

Tuesday I had a PET scan and an CAT scan of my body. That was it for appointments on Tuesday. We were just about to leave the facility when one of the nurses called our room and said they needed to admit me right away into inpatient. So we went down to the second floor and I was admitted into inpatient. I still didn't really know what was going on. Finally one of the nurse told us I was there because of a blood clot. They wanted to monitor me and teach me how to give myself injections for the blood clots. We were also told I have a mass, a tumor, something on my ovaries. No one would really tell us about what this was all about. We were taught how to give the shot or injection and told that I would have to do those everyday for 6 months. I was released the next afternoon.

On Wednesday after noon we meet with the nurse and then the oncologist. He informed us that my CA2729 was just above 700 and that I have cancer on my ovaries. He scheduled a blood draw for the CA (blood count#) for ovarian cancer. He also scheduled a biopsy for the next day.

Thursday I had a CAT scan guided pelvic biopsy. They didn't put me out and I made it through. Yeah!

Now we are waiting for the results of the biopsy so the Doc and us can decide on a treatment plan. We will see the doctor on Monday hopefully with the result from the biopsy and a treatment plan.

So we are here in Goodyear, AZ missing our kids but grateful they have very kind people taking care of them. Thank you so much to those that are helping take care of them. We miss them alot. This is our first time away from our kids over night. We are also very thankful to know where the cancer is and to be able to treat it. Remember Heavenly Father never gives us more than we can handle. I know I would not trade me life for anyone else.

I will update again when we know more.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for updating! You have been in my thoughts throughout this week. You are amazing Rochelle. Love you,
Kati

Cherie said...

Wow, Heavenly Father must think you're the most amazing stong person ever because he is sure giving you a lot to deal with! So sorry to hear about the cancer. I think of you often and we will remember you in our prayers. Take care and tell Ryan to give you a big hug from us! Love you guys!

hatch said...

You have always admired your strength you always have been a strong girl!!! You are a true inspiration to me and everyone who knows you. Thanks for the update. You and your family is in my prayers.
Luvs,
Kim

Heather said...

Rochelle,
You are so positive and I love that you enjoy and appreciate YOUR life and all the good that is in it. You have great perspective- I could stand to take a note out of your book!

Glad they were able to figure out where the cancer is and hope you can move forward with a successful plan. We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

love,
heather b

Pam Anderson said...

Thanks for the update and the phone call. Look forward to seeing you soon. Our prayers are always with you.

meohmyers said...

I'm so glad you updated your blog! I love your positive perspective especially what you said in your last paragraph. I'm glad you're getting answers! Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kate said...

You are Amazing Rochelle, what a great example you are to so many. You are in our prayers and I hope all goes well when deciding the course of action for this.

The Lassen Family said...

I will be praying for you and your family. So sorry to hear about more yuckiness to deal with.
Dani

dirty>south said...

I am constantly amazed by you, Rochelle. You have a wonderful perspective on life and I love how you always manage to stay positive. You are in our prayers.

dirty>south said...

Oops! I'm on Jared's account...That comment was from me---Lindsay

Cyndy said...

I talked with your mom tonight at Trunk or Treat. She filled me in on all that is going on. Glad you found out what it is and can treat it. I hope you are doing good! We miss you and are praying for you!

tharker said...

I've been thinking of you this week. Thank you so much for updating us all on what is going on.

When I first heard the news a couple of days ago, my first thought was "When will she get a break?" But then almost immediately, the thought came to my mind that if anyone can do this, it is you! Your positive attitude is such an example to me.

Bryn and Blaine said...

Thanks for updating. I saw Dr. Kris for something the other day and thought of you and was praying you were holding up. Hope they come up with a good plan.

Gillespie Family said...

We appreciate your update, and our family is praying for your quick healing.Rochelle you are the strongest woman I have ever known. You have been blessed to be a woman of the Lord to help others seek him through your example. You are kind hear-ted, patient for the Lord to direct you in your calling,& the people you touch have been blessed to you have you as a friend. Loving thoughts are with you and your family. KICK THIS CANCER! YOU ARE STRONG! YOU HAVE THE LORD;) WE LUV YA!

Mandy Rasmussen said...

I have been thinking of you and praying for you lots! I am so glad that they found the cancer and you can now move forward with a plan! You are stronger than the cancer...hands down. I know you will continue to fight and show the cancer who's boss!! :) Your faith, strength and perseverance is incredible! Love ya!!

Lisa said...

Glad for your good news!
Had brain surgery last Thursday. Am home, so that's all that matters!!! They couldn't get two of the cancers there, so the radiation should get that.
God will bless

Jodi said...

Thanks for the update Rochelle. I'm so glad that they were finally able to give you some answers and now you can start conquering this next challenge too. You are amazing and strong! You can do it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.