Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update on the spilled beans...




Well, I (we) had the visit with the gynecological oncologist, Dr. Soisson, today.  Here's the update...

Terry insisted on coming with me to the appointment.  At first I wasn't so happy about that.  I'm pretty independent and wanted to go by myself.  I have to admit though, I'm glad he came.  

The appointment lasted from 11:30-2:30.  Of that time, I saw the doctor a total of maybe 15 minutes, went to the bathroom three times, and played around with the models of certain anatomy parts.

So, after visiting with the doctor, he examined me as per the normal procedure.  He discovered that I am carrying around a tumor on my left ovary.  The ovaries are suppose to be the size of a grape.  My tumor is the size of a softball.  (I love it when body parts are compared to food and sports.  I can think of several fruits to describe myself but we won't go there!)  He wants to get it out within the next few weeks.  He will go in through an existing scar.  Once it is removed, he'll check it under a microscope to see if there is anything to worry about...which there won't be!

So, tomorrow they will let me know if I'll be going under the knife on October 8th or October 15th.  As you can see, I WILL be going to Denver next weekend to participate in the Komen Race for the Cure.  You can still donate in my name at:  
http://www.komendenver.org/site/TR/Race?General? px=146190&fr_id=1070&et=v_8kTxlCYT99R6j_R6PMrA..&s_tafid=17990

It's a great cause.


My sweet husband who is my rock.  However, if he keeps hovering over me and treating me like a baby, I may have to slap him upside the head. (and, I mean that in the nicest way)
Dr. Terry explaining the female reproductive system.
This may be upside down.
The cold, cold table.
I'm really not ready for this.

14 comments:

Meaddows said...

Dear God, you two are too adorable together.

It will be OK.

Sharon said...

A tumah the size of a softball?

You know a softball must weigh at least a pound. You'll lose a pound or more just - like - that!

mb said...

God, I love you.

Healing healty vibes.

Done. Now,.

mucking.about said...

Aw...tami...hang in there!


Are you quite sure you don't have a uterus?

Suby

Delaney's Mom said...

I always knew you had more balls than most women...

Get better, eh. (Deas)

Foxxy One said...

You and DH are adorable. Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend!

Foxxy

Melissa said...

I love the pictures. You guys are too much!

Thanks for the update.

Abbie said...

I love the pictures! You two crack me up. wanna come to my next appt with me? er...maybe not.

I told dad that we should have a guess the weight along with the naming of the tumor.

Still praying!

Mel said...

oh man this is too funny. i love it. but hate that you have to go through this. love you lots.

ps. i like abbie's idea. it makes me laugh.

Erin said...

These pictures gave a bunch of NICU nurses some good ol' belly laughs at 3am. For the record, we think you were holding that upside down on purpose. For...um...a more appealing angle. Or something.

Melissa said...

Tami-
We love you and everything is going to be fine. Thanks for the update it was much more detailed then the conversations with my dad.

Mel

Melissa said...

Oh and we are praying that you can pee again, and that you still have a uterus so you and dad can have a baby. LOL! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Keri said...

You are an amazing woman. You will get through this. I really love your sense of humor!!

southerngirl said...

Tami,
I finally got to take a look at your blog. OK so I am a little technically challenged!! I quickly feel in love with your first grade class. You look like you would be a wonderful first grade teacher. My oldest grandson is in the first grade and we love his teacher. He is awesome!!! They are going to the pumpkin patch next week and I am going with them I am really looking forward to that. I loved looking at all the pictures of your family and husband.
Girlfriend I hope everything goes well with your surgery. I hate it that you are having to wait to have it done. I know you can't wait to get the thing out. Well I am glad I found this blog and am glad I can keep up with you now. I am actually Misspattycake on the weight watcher site had a little trouble getting to this..

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