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Writer’s Note – I’m back in business. Finally. So, once again, I want to thank everyone who continues to stop by and check out my blog.
Yesterday Emily had surgery to remove a cyst from her ovary and part of her fallopian tube. The surgery itself was successful, although due to the large size of the cyst, Emily would lose one of her ovaries and its fallopian tube. During the last part of the surgery, her doctor came to see us in the waiting area. We had been told that either a nurse would come find us as the surgery was winding down, or we would get a call on the in-house phone in the waiting area. As soon as I saw her doctor, I had that feeling – that feeling you get that sets off all those alarms inside your brain – that something was wrong.
|My beautiful, young woman!|
While examining the cyst, the surgical pathologist noted a tumor that appeared to be malignant. Cancer! Oh, God! Cancer! We both went numb. I’m not sure we were even listening at that point. Our world was suddenly and cruelly spinning out-of-control. Our daughter, age 22, has a form of ovarian cancer.
For now, this is all I want to say regarding Emily’s situation. It’s been more that just difficult to handle – it’s been surreal and heart-wrenching. I’m just not sure where this road is going to lead us.
Note: I borrowed the title of a previous blog entry – …When September Ends – to help frame how I feel about another crisis in my family.