WARNING: Some of the Content here may be Objectionable to some. I have this blog labeled as "Adult Only" as a common courtesy for those who may easily be offended by Adult topics such as the Truth, Down to Earth topics, realities of living with Ovarian Cancer and/or any life threatening disease that goes along with it; Sexuality, Medicinal Cannabis, Profanity, and of course plenty of unpleasant body functions are also discussed here. This is a very tough battle for which I don't intend to hold anything back on what I am facing.

This blog is very personal and comes from the heart of a real fighting cancer patient who wishes nothing more than to live for all of those I love my own will to live, and my love of life. While sometimes I might be on heavy medication (prescribed by my doctor) and occasionally I might write about things or subjects that one may never even think about or consider; so please consider that as well. Yes; whacked out things might even be found here; but I mean everything in all good intentions.

This blog is not at all intended for the faint hearted, those who lack a sense of humor, have no idea what down to earth means, greedy mean people, and/or those who don't know how to share the world with others, and especially those who are unable to easily put themselves into the shoes of others. This blog is mostly about my journey of living my life in the best ways that I can under the Golden Rule and appreciating all of the GOOD KHARMA that comes my way! Never take anything in this world for granted; especially family and friends!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A 5th major abdominal surgery...

Finally a laptop that works inside a hospital so that I can finally update my blog properly. I couldn't see what the hell I was doing with the stupid iphone and the comment that posted didn't get posted.

So what really happened that Saturday evening when my husband drove me to the hospital? As we walked in the door I was crying in pain. There were 1 man and 2 women ahead of me and my husband was sure to to a hospital doorman that I was indeed an emergency case. He announced that I was a 6 year survivor and that have a serious radiation burn on a tumor on my stomach. I pulled it up for all to see. Both women walked over and hugged me and then another nice lady from behind the desk immediately brought me over to get me a room (my very own in emergency). I sat in emergency all night long and then was brought to my very own room upstairs around 8am. We were told by our doctor that the red hot fried tumor was instead a fistula which was about to burst (emergency surgery needed). The nurse had marked the area which was red. iphones don't tend to pick up those colors in certain light situations.

By 9:15am I was wheeled into emergency surgery and had been told of the consequences of having such a surgery but we had not choice. We were indeed frightened of me having to get a bag and all but in all I just wanted to live. I didn't care what kind of bag I got; I just wanted to live. We were wheeled into surgery and the rest was a success except the mistake of getting the epidural.

The doctor was able to cut out the whole fistula itself, and of course this was cancerous and had become entangled in my bowel; it took a whole team to work on me and to make this 1 and half surgery (what was initially thought) a successful 9 hour surgery. This surgery included resewing bowels, debulking several small and large tumors, and resectioning intestines; an even bigger surgery than my very first surgery. It was a tremendous success in that there was no need for any bags (puke or shit bags).

6 comments:

Kia Taylor said...

Benn thinking about you, you remain in my prayers as you continue to show cancer who's boss!!

Sara said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, I have been wondering how you are doing. You have an award at my site. It's the second one on my post. Have a great day and take care
Sara

nat said...

Whew! I was worried about you. I'm glad that the surgery was 'routine' (LOL - routine for us is NOT what anyone else would consider 'routine'!)

Rest and heal. I'm so glad that you are bagless too.

l'optimiste said...

Hey sweetie! Glad you're ok - I thought you'd run off with Miss Blue Belle for a jaunt!

Everyone has been worrying about you, so I am really glad you managed to post. The iPhone and Facebook seem to do battle some days.

I hope you're having a good rest, getting better and we'll hear more of your snow boarding adventures soon :o)
x

harleyblues said...

Hiya Girlee~

it's is me Christina~
I was just reading this story, you can always call me downstairs- I will be up there with a quickness to see you~my eyes are welling up reading what you just went thru~ agian?!
Thank God this round of surgery went well for you! woohoooo! Bless your heart.

Much Love Peace & Prayers!!!!
btw I love your new blog design!!
rest. listen to some Beatles~

love christina
xx~

ShoppingKharma said...

Thank you all so much for the prayers! I'm getting stronger and stronger each day and not putting up with any shit! Now let's hope I take one!)

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My techniques and treatments work simply for me and may not produce the same results for others. Cancer is a very tricky disease in which it is very different in everyone it touches. No two cancers are the same just as we humans are not the same. What works for me may not work for others.

I love life and expect to live for as long as I can. I intend to use those treatments that do work for me which includes medicinal cannabis. I'm still alive with this disease over 7 years later because of this miracle plant and as long as I have my medicine available; I intend to survive many more years. I hope one day the Federal Government will eventually grow up and be led by true leaders who represent the people and not just coorporations; real people who live by the Golden Rule "treat others how you would want to be treated". I also hope the Government of the US can finally learn to admit that it has made a mortal mistake in making this life saving plant which is provided by GOD and does indeed have the ability to provide all of us with food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and medicine; a mistake that have made is that it is illegal. Yes, it was a mistake out of greed, ignorance, and racism that this miracle plant is illegal. This is a confirmed fact and we should all know and face it.

Cannabis is not at all harmful and in fact quite the opposite. Perhaps our economy can once again grow as it has in the turn of the century by making this life saving plant legal once again.

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