Monday, June 18, 2012

The Time Has Come...

I have some big news to share with everyone. On Wednesday, June 20, I am going in for my hysterectomy. Thankfully I got an appointment in less than three weeks so hopefully all this waiting will be over quicker than we expected. In a way I don't want it to happen so fast because I'm afraid what the outcome will be but on the other hand, I want it done and over with so that I can just get on with my life.

My surgeon is supposed to be excellent from what I've read and heard. She performed my neighbours' hysterectomy and my neighbour raved about her. That makes me feel good but I'm still very nervous about the whole thing. Since my breast cancer, I've avoided hospitals whenever necessary. Let's just say that my anxiety is a tad high right now. But...I keep telling myself that I gave birth to an 8 lb 10 oz baby, so this should be a breeze...right?

Last week I got some good news (on my birthday no less) :o) I had a blood test done awhile back that can indicate whether you have ovarian cancer or not. Unfortunately it's not 100% accurate but at least it gives us some idea. Anyway, the levels came back low so that's good. Again, that doesn't rule out ovarian cancer completely but it's A LOT better than if the levels came back high. Fingers crossed!

Tomorrow will be spent getting organized for my trip. I'll be in Halifax while DH travels back and forth. The poor man will be torn between me and Junior. Junior will be home with both sets of parents looking after him so I feel very good about that. Still, it will be hard to leave him :o( They tell me I'll be in the hospital from 3-5 days but I suspect I'll be in there for the full five.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments full of friendship and support. I can't even begin to tell you how much they mean to me. I have tried to email everyone that has left a comment but I haven't been able to finish yet and there were some people that didn't have an email address. My belief is, you took the time to leave a comment, so the least I can do is reply back :o)

So I will be away from the computer for at least a week, maybe longer. When I get the chance, I will update you again as to where we are. Until then, hugs to you my friends :o)

58 comments:

Marion said...

I will be thinking of you!!!
Good luck and hoping for super positive results!!!
Junior will be in excellent hands and spoiled to death I'm sure! LOL
Take care my friend......
Marion

Denise said...

Wonderful news! Glad they aren't making you wait. You'll be back home to your baby very soon. Take care and I'm sending all of you more prayers.

Linda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Cathey. I just know everythings going to turn out okay.

Linda

Jannie said...

Pumpkin - I've been praying and thinking of you every day. Positive thoughts - the turnout will be great!

Shari said...

will be praying for you & also for your husband, junior and all the grandparents who are caring for him...praying the surgery is a success & things are all good!

Stitchinowl said...

Glad to hear that you don't have to wait for your surgery. That's great that Junior will have so many relatives to spoil him! Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.
Carolyn

Christine said...

Many good thoughts coming your way! Take care!

Crazee4books said...

Dear Pumpkin,

I'm glad that you won't have to keep waiting for
your surgery. The waiting is worse then the
surgery it seems as it just gives you more time
to worry. The fact that your neighbour has such
high praise for your surgeon is good to hear.
You'll be in good hands.

Sounds like Junior is going to be the centre of
much doting attention with both sets of
grandparents (no less!!) in attendance while
you're in Halifax. One less worry there.

Will be thinking of you on Wednesday and
sending fierce and strong prayers that all
goes well. I know that you're going to be
fine!

Love and hugs!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You've been, and will continue to be in my prayers, Cathy. I am sendingits of good thought, hugs and love your way. P.S. no need to reply. Use your time to get well, my friend!

Cole said...

Phew! I'm so relieved for you about these positive results! Sending you my prayers & best wishes... just remember to take care of yourself right now, Junior will be in the best hands possible! Hugs <3

Tatkis said...

I send you all good luck and happy thoughts!
Take care and don't be afraid!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jeanne said...

All my best Pumpkin - we're all hoping for a positive outcome from the surgery and good to know Junior will be in the best of hands while you are there.

Melissa said...

Pumpkin - I've been thinking about you and your family so much lately. My prayers will continue to go out to you all during your surgery and recovery.

TammyK said...

Glad they got you in so quickly. Will be thinking of you. If you don't have a chance to respond to me, think nothing of it bud. Just want to send positive thoughts your way...

Sharon said...

So glad you are going in earlier, waiting is the worst part of the process. I will be praying! Just update us when you are able! {{{hugs}}}

Kathy A. said...

Cathey - I am happy that your surgery is going to happen real soon. The anticipation can be difficult. It will be a relief for you that you have two sets of parents helping with the little one.
I will pray that all goes well. Take good care of yourself.

Leslie said...

Good news. We'll be thinking about you. Wishing you a healthy speedy recovery.

Christina said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Glad your test came back with low levels. That is encouraging.

Continued thoughts and prayers going your way.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am still praying for all of you. I think with your determination you will be out quickly!

valerie said...

Best wishes to you! I hope it's a smooth surgery and recovery with the best possible outcome!

Harmien said...

Fingers and toes crossed for a speedy recovery and an overall good outcome!!! I'll be thinking of you...

Rowyn said...

Wishing you all the best Cathey. Sending hugs your way.

Stitching Noni said...

My prayers and positive thoughts will be with you :o) I will be thinking of you tomorrow and over the next few days/weeks while you're in recovery mode. You'll be back home with that gorgeous little boy before you know it.
Hugs xx

Lesleyanne said...

Wonderful news. Take care. Will be thinking of you. Junior will be in very good hands and probably spoilt rotten.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Good luck hun; will keep you in our prayers..

Hugs, Shar

Rachael G said...

Oh Bless you, I would like to hug you in person,:0( but know I am sending you positive thoughts and wishing you all the best(HUGS)

Valma said...

All my positive thoughts are now crossing the ocean to reach you...
In fact they are constantly crossing the ocean to reach you =)
Junior is in good hands and you will be together quickly
take care
lot's of love
xxxxx

Irene said...

I was just thinking about you this morning and wondering if you had a date scheduled yet. Good luck with the surgery. I'm sure junior will be completley spoiled by the time you get home.

Chris said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like your little guy will be in great hands.

pam said...

Prayer headed your way, you have a wonderful attitude about this and I pray you enjoy all the years of raising your son.

Robin said...

I will be thinking about you and holding good thoughts and prayers for a successful outcome.

Annie said...

A lot of positive signs, not the least of which is your attitude. I'll be thinking of you and sending the best thoughts I have!

Vickie said...

Cathey I am still praying for all of you. Junior will be well taken care of but it must cause such anxiety to be away from him. I will be watching for you update while praying all the while. ♥ http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Cath said...

Some good news , fingers crossed that it is all like that .
Good luck with the surgery and recovery. Take care ,XXX

Carol said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, Cathey, and sending all positive thoughts your way. I'm sure the grandparents will delight in each moment spent caring for Junior :)

Take care, my friend...

Sally said...

Thinking of you dear Pumpkin. You have such a wonderful positive attitude {{{{hugs}}}}

Katie said...

Good luck tomorrow!! At least the blood test results are positive news and well it takes away one of the biggest risks with taking Tomoxifen. I'd sign up for one too if they'd let me before 40, however the last surgery seems to be doing it's job.

Hopefully it won't be the full 5 days, I was ready to peel after my section after 3 nights, the only thing that kept me in was a pregnancy related complication.

It's also fabulous you have a resource to talk about the experience with. You'll just have to get DH to get you an iPhone so you can watch lil pumpkin on the webcam :)

Natasha said...

So glad you are able to get in earlier than later for the surgery! I will be thinking of tomorrow. You are everyones thoughts.
((HUGS))

Melanie said...

Lots and lots of good thoughts for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*

Alberta said...

We'll be keeping the prayer circles going! Know that you and your doctor will be in our thoughts. Until you post again - stay strong.

{{{Hugs}}}

LoriU said...

Our prayers are with you!!

Rita said...

Hang in there! I'm praying for you and your entire family.

Christina said...

Excellent news Cathey. I knew your birthday was approaching and I'm so pleased you had something to celebrate on your big day.
Good luck with the surgery - I will be thinking of you. You're right - after childbirth this will be a doddle! ;0)
XXXXX

WendyCarole said...

I shall be thinking of you. xxxx

Lynn said...

Finally, some good news! With all the prayers and warm thoughts headed your way, things can't help but go well for you. I'll be thinking of you and will continue to keep my prayers going. I hope you have a swift recovery. Junior will be in excellent company while you're gone!

Renee said...

Praying for a quick recovery!! I'm glad you got some good news regarding the low levels for the ovarian cancer test. Thinking of all of you!!! Hang in there!

Mouse said...

called in to give a ((((huge hug))))) and to say thinking about you all day :)
glad to hear every one is mucking in and helping out and do as your told after ok :)
take care and squeak to you soon :)
love mouse xxxxx

Rachel S-H said...

I'll be thinking of you today.

Marion said...

Drove by the hospital today after spending a bit of time at The Halifax Market and thought about you.....will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.....take care!!

♥ Nia said...

"I gave birth to an 8 lb 10 oz baby, so this should be a breeze...right?" hahahaha you made me laugh with that :D but It's true!! ;)
I'm sending loads of positive thoughts on your way, everything will work out great and time goes so fast! Soon you'll be back home with JĂșnior :)
I'll keep sending you emails but you know ---- don't worry! Reply whenever you can, i just want you to smile when you read my messages :) hugeeeeee hug to you my friend! Stay strong and confident!

Daffycat said...

I'm behind in my reader...again. I hope everything went well and you recover very quickly. *hugs*

Veronica said...

{{{{{Big Hugs}}}}} to you, Cathey. Just read this. I'm so behind on my blog reading. So how did the appointment go? Hope the results were good news. My thoughts are with you. All the best.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mary Ann said...

I'm an so sorry to read what has been going on with you. I haven't been visiting many blogs lately due to ill health but my problems pale against yours. Good luck with everything. Take care:)

Catherine said...

Just catching up on blog reading, I hope that all has gone well with your surgery. Sending good thoughts, warm hugs and healing prayers..

Julie said...

Much love to you and your family. I hope all went well and you are starting your healing process and will soon be home with your family.
Xxx

BARBARA said...

You have so much to look forward to with raising your sweet little man....this new ordeal should be treated as just another bump in the road of life...my prayers are for you, you can do it!

Chiloe said...

I often think about you and pray for you and know lots of people are doing the same ♥ Sending lots of positive thoughts !!! Hugs ♥

zoomcity said...

I hope all went well and your prognosis is good. Much love.