Saturday, January 12, 2013

some bad news

About a week ago, I noticed that my uterus felt large, similar to being a couple months pregnant. I have an IUD, so this was a bit of a shock. The pregnancy test came back negative. Dave and I had just decided that the next few months seemed like a good time to begin trying for another baby, so I made an appointment with my doctor to remove the IUD and to check out why my uterus was so large. She sent me off for a diagnostic ultrasound to confirm her thoughts that it was a large uterine fibroid, a benign mass that is quite common in women. Unfortunately, the ultrasound revealed that the mass was in my ovary, not the uterus and it didn't look good. It looks like ovarian cancer. She's referred me to a gynecology oncology specialist in Portland, who will take a biopsy and do other tests to confirm that it is what it is and decide what can be done. I see the specialist next Friday, so until then, I'm left to hope for the best and try not to think about the worst. There is one amazing component of the story and it is that on Jan 1st, I switched insurances, from a $10,000 deductible to a $2,500 deductible plan, thinking we'd want the lower plan to cover a baby's birth. I felt the mass on about Jan 6th. Talk about a crazy coincidence or divine intervention. I'd appreciate your prayers and good thoughts. Ending with some devastatingly normal pictures of our daily happenings.


  1. Oh, I am so so sorry, I will keep good thoughts coming your way and hope that isn't what it is.

  2. Keeping you in my prayers, Mary.

    Cathe' Rhodes