Sunday, October 19, 2008

The surgery

On July 22nd, the surgery included a total abdominal hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy with a diagnosis of papillary serous adenocarcinoma, stage 3c, with metastatic carcinoma in 3 of 16 lymph nodes.

It was decided that I was not going to heal from the surgery because of the type of cancer that I have, so we needed to start chemotherapy right away. Isn’t this a “catch twenty-two”? If I remember correctly chemotherapy destroys the immune system and you heal very slowly. That is exactly what is happening!
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