I thought I would come back and give you all an update. Thank you so much for being supportive this past week. You were my first stop on the journey, when I was terrified and didn't know where to begin. Thank you for calming my fears and helping me find resources.
My appointment yesterday was long, but I got a lot of good information.
I liked the doctor right away. He was a realist, but also very positive. That made me feel better. The doctor confirmed the biopsy shows clear cell ovarian cancer. He was honest about this being a rare and aggressive type, the higher chance of recurrence, and all the bad stuff that came with it. However, he ended with, "And that's the last time we'll talk about this unless it needs to be spoken of in the future. Our goal is to cure you so you can move on with your life."
He also believes this is stage 1C, but we won't know for sure until after surgery. The next step is a CT scan and then a total hysterectomy with debulking sometime in the next few weeks. After surgery the plan is radiation if it stayed confined to the pelvic area and chemo if it spread.
I'm still nervous, but my biggest prayer right now is that it stays stage 1. He says the earlier stage improves my chances greatly no matter what the type. My church family has stepped up big time with prayer, giving me good books to read, and already developing a support team for when I need the help.
One day at a time.