Sunday, June 26, 2011
It won't slow me down...
But I should tell you that the pain I have been having the past few months has increased. It is near constant, but often takes my breath away and completely stops me in my tracks. I have had tests that are inconclusive. A likely cause is cancer, but...it could be from extreme trauma to my abdominal cavity...a ton of surgery, boiling chemo poured in creating 3rd degree burns on every surface, iv chemo pumped inside, adhesions galore, more surgery, cancer...etc. The pain is located in the same area where the fluid (ascites) has been building up. It isn't as large as last sept when I looked so pregnant, but it is definitely there. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I have felt the power of prayer and witnessed its miracles. I continue to press forward with GREAT HOPE...and am living my life to the fullest each day. I know each day is a gift...and that perspective has changed everything. I have more ct scans and tests early in July. For now, I am trying to gain strength and health so that my body will be ready if I need surgery again. I hurt...but feel SO much better than I did 6 months ago. I am not writing this to complain...just to keep you updated. I'm still raising my own kids. I'm NOT in a hospital. I'm not on a feeding tube. I'm not hooked to iv's. I'm not on chemo. And I'm STILL playing tennis. I am so LUCKY!!!
Posted by Larry, Shanda, Aana, and Addison