I will be going in for surgery tomorrow, June 7th where they will be removing the tumors. I have to be at the hospital at 8:45am and the surgery will probably be 2-4 hours long. I will most likely be groggy and drugged all day Thursday and not very coherent so don't expect any texts or updates from me then :) After surgery I will be doing probably 6-8 months of chemotherapy. They haven't told me much about the chemo treatments, I think they are waiting till the surgery to see the extent of everything-what it all looks like inside and such. I will post regular updates here for all of my friends and family.
I have already been so incredibly blessed. I have the most amazing family members anyone could dream of. I have received so many well wishes of love and support and am so grateful for each and every one of them. I also have the greatest friends ever. Thank you guys all so much for texting and calling and being so willing to help me with anything I may want or need. I feel so loved and supported.
So...that is my news, but I am doing great! I feel really calm and comforted and I am not worried at all.
If you have ever gotten a CT scan, it is a super weird thing. The give you an IV of iodine or iodide or something and tell you to expect to feel really warm inside in a few seconds. It was so weird! It felt like my blood was boiling inside of me and that I was burning up from the inside out and just as fast as it came on, it was gone. The whole weird feeling probably only lasted 20-30 seconds. It was fun looking at the scans after and seeing what my insides sorta look like. My cute little bladder is all squished and tiny to make room for my evil twin babies. It's pretty crazy, they are about 25cm total in size; that is almost a foot! I feel like I look about 5 months pregnant right now. Imagine either that or the Grinch belly. Right now I'd make a pretty awesome Grinch :)
The doctor is pretty certain that he is going to be able to save my right ovary and uterus, they will just be removing the left one and something on the right one, so I will still be able to reproduce and have little monster Kalina's running all over the world in like 10 years.
The hardest part for me I think is that I am not going to be able to run for at least 6 weeks!!!! Can you believe that? Me sitting around on my tush doing nothing for 6 weeks? Yeah, I am going to go absolutely insane. I have LOTS of books and I will be watching lots of movies I'm sure.
Check back in a few days for the update on how my surgery goes and any other news I find out!