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Ladies, I know we all know someone who has dealt w/ this issue in 1 way or another. I personally lost
ALOT of good friends to this illness, but more importantly I lost my dad to the disease- (colon cancer) that could have been prevented had he just went & got checked out sooner.  

In Oct. we support the Breast Cancer movement by participating in the walks, donating funds / time, purchasing the pink ribbons & scheduling our mammogram appt’s, but after Oct. then what???We go back to our everyday lives until we hear about someone else that just got diagnosed. We put every one’s needs in front of our own, because that's what us Wives & Mommies do.  BUT have we thought about what happens if we don't take care of ourselves 1st? EXACTLY, we won't be here at all to take care of anyone. I'm not saying be selfish, no I take that back, YES- I AM, BE SELFISH, this is your life.

I have to be one of the worst ppl when it comes to going to the doctor. I see him when I think we're gonna have a baby, I'm there for every appt., & when it's time to have the baby at the hospital, I usually arrive when I'm fully dilated & ready to push. Once the kid is born & I go back for my 6 week check up, he doesn't see my again until I think another kid is on the way. My husband literally has to guilt me into going to the ER If I'm in SEVERE pain, for whatever reason, because I still wouldn't go.  

Well, 6 months after having my 5th son, I still looked 6 months pregnant, and I only weighed 125 pds. If that. I was having issues w/ my stomach, but I figured oh it's nothing, just acid reflux, no big deal. It wasn't until my husband found me in the bathroom at 4 in the morning throwing up blood- he was like that's it, you're out of here! I stayed in intensive care for a week & was diagnosed w/ bleeding ulcers & 2 cysts on my ovaries. I was like ok, I can deal w/ this, because my dad had ulcers- but then they said we need to run more test ASAP, so were gonna send you to this doctor that specializes in stomach issues. Thinking nothing of it, my husband & I walk in the office, sign in, sit down & start looking around- OMG this is a Cancer Dr. Our faces were as white as ghost, because they never said anything about going to see a cancer specialist. It wasn't until this Dr. checked me out, and said I had a large mass in my stomach the size of a basket ball along w/ the bleeding ulcers & the 2 cysts. Furthermore- he stated I needed a biopsy to see if it was cancerous or benign. I was totally in shock- I was only 24 w/ a husband, a 6 month old, 4 older kids, a career, and now I could possibly die? I tried hard not 2 worry, but all I could think about was my family. In order to do the biopsy it needed to be done at a hospital, because he was going in thru my stomach. Once the drugs wore off- I would be allowed to go home, and wait for the results. Easy enough, right? If only it had went that way 4 real. Instead of my 1 day out-patient biopsy, I stayed in this hospital for 2 weeks, because he couldn't get to the mass thru my stomach so after cutting my stomach open, 3 days later he tried to try  to get the sample from my behind area. When I woke up, and he came to my room to check on both of my stitched up areas, he informed me that the mass had wrapped itself around my tailbone, so he cut the large mass out, as well as my tailbone. He showed me pics of the mass & I couldn't believe it. He went on to tell me that the large mass had been growing in my stomach ever since I was conceived. A few days later I found it was benign- thank god, but it could have went a totally different way had it not been for my husband dragging me out on that 1st run. That was my wakeup call - I hope for you guys as well-Its Only Luv~

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      Anne E wrote Feb 11, 2011
    • Thank God it worked out the way it did!  I lost my mom to ovarian cancer.



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      Blackblonde7 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • I hear you Eva, arent those just the greatest ever??? I have to have 1 done every year 2 make sure the mass isnt trying to grow back. But GOD is good all day, because I was blessed  to give birth to 7 boys & a wonderful husband heart.



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      Blackblonde7 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • You absolutely right Annie & thank youhappy



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      Yana Berlin wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • 7 boys??? WOW and you are still sane? estaticestaticestatic

      So happy to hear that you are okay even after so many years later. The most important thing is to always keep checking and lead a healthy life style.

      Thanks for sharing
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      Diane17 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • Wow, thanks for sharing!!  Glad everything turned out okay.

      As much as I pay for health insurance for my family, I most definitely have yearly checkups, ob-gyn visits, and 6 month dental checkups for me and my kids.



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      Blackblonde7 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • lol- yes indeed 7- ages ranging from 21 to 7 & Im usually sane a few times out the weekestatic. Thank u so much 4 your kind words & thank you for just being you. Your words tell exactly who you are as a person, wife, mom, and last but not least friend. Never lose your wonderful spiritheart



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      Blackblonde7 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • Thanks Diane, I know thats rightestatic! My sister is just like you.If she thinks she or my niece might have a problem, she’s at the Dr.’s office ASAP. They are actually sick of seeing her, but she’s like I pay for this high ins. & my co-pays, so, If I want to go everyday, guess what- Im going because this is my life.



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      Jewelrybyirina wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • I am glad they cut it out on time and you are OK!
      Thank you for sharing!
      7 boys????
      Did you guys try many times hoping to get a girl?estatic
      You are my hero.



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      Blackblonde7 wrote Feb 12, 2011
    • Thank you so much Irina heartLol-
      I wanted 3 sons 1st & 1 little girl, but I guess it wasnt in the cards for us. My 2 youngest ones are always mistaken for little girls- so I guess that was the cruel joke on mehappy. But I cant complain, because all of our boys are healthy. We did plan on having a large family, but thank goodness we stopped at 7, because my kids always bring home friends. Theres always atleast 2 extrq kids here every day & ngt.that I didnt give birth to, but its fun and my husband is a big kid himself- so it works. Can u really ever have too much love around youestatic.....



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