I am so sorry that I have been missing from the board for a while. Things have been crazy around here and I just havent been into posting.
Rachel, my 29 year old daughter, has Vulvar Cancer. about 6 or 7 weeks ago Rachel went for her annual Ob/Gyn appointment. While she was there she told her
Dr that she had this lump. The Dr looked at it and Immediately ordered a biopsy.The following week she had a surgical biopsy. After doing testing on the tissue
twice, it was confirmed that it was cancer. I am still in shock. It is really horrible when your child is diagnosed with cancer. This type of cancer is very rare,especially in young women. It is usually found in women over 50 or 60 yrs old.
She was referred to the chief Gynecologic Oncologist at the cancer center that I am being treated at...I went with her for this appointment. He is a wonderful man with a
very kind and gentle bedside manner. He is very optomistic that we caught this early.Her surgery is on Monday morning to remove more tissue and make sure they getclear margins. Rachel is so young. She just turned 29 on the 4th of July. She is married and has 3 children. ( 9,6 and 3) Her youngest Anthony is Autistic and has very special needs...So I am asking that you all please include Rachel in your prayers, especially on Monday. As for chemo and or radiation, we dont know yet.
I want to thank Beverly for asking about me ! How sweet of her to think of me and to ask how I am doing. I am still doing Gemzar 3 weeks on and 1 week off. Also doing Zometa every 4 weeks. I had a bone scan 2 weeks ago and it came back as
everything being pretty stable. So for now I will continue on that protocol.
I want to thank Joyce and her dear husband Vic for all the love and support they have given me over the past month or so...I had told her about Rachel and I couldnt have asked for a kinder, loving friend...
Love and hugs,
PS...thanks again Bev..love you
Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....
Post Edited (Cathi) : 7/8/2006 2:02:15 PM (GMT-6)