Sunday, October 16, 2016
OUTSHINING CANCER CHALLENGES
CANCER is not a subject that anyone wants to talk about,
deal with, read about, or have to experience with a loved
one, or him or herself.
HOWEVER cancer is a reality and we cannot close our
eyes and ears to it. Cancer is just one challenge that a
person might face. My belief is that a challenge is an
opportunity to grow, to learn, and become a better person.
OUTSHINE: AN OVARIAN CANCER MEMOIR was
written as a result of my first diagnosis, treatment, and
outcome with this little-known disease. I was a retired
RN and did not know any of the symptoms. I only knew
that it was almost always fatal. As I talk to nurses today,
it is quite unfortunate how little they know about ovarian
BLOATING was my only symptom and I had thought
it was part of being post-menopausal. What woman does
not gain weight and girth around her abdomen once she
starts menopause? This is the most common symptom.
Other symptoms are:
**urinary frequency or pain
**appetite decreased or increased indigestion
**unusual vaginal discharge
If these symptoms persist for 2 weeks, the woman should
go see her gynecologist immediately. Request or demand
for a transvaginal ultrasound and a CA125.
IT'S BACK!!! A large tumor was found in my pelvis so
I will be starting chemotherapy tomorrow for 2-4 months.
When the tumor has shrunk enough then I might have
surgery to remove it.
**I had no symptoms, and still do not.
**I feel like a million bucks.
**My CA125 was in normal range.
I ENCOURAGE you to read my book and share it with
every female you know. I say female because ovarian
cancer has been diagnosed in young pre-teen girls, which
is rare. However, one girl is one too many.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE PURCHASE OF
OUTSHINE GO TO OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH.
Thank you for your prayers and support.