Friday, February 13, 2009


November 5, 2008
  • Mom was sick, actually laid around all day not feeling well

November 6,7, and 8, 2008
  • Mom worked at the Church Bazaar all weekend

November 10, 2008
  • She had her Annual Exam and the finding that there might be a cyst

November 14, 2008
  • Her labs came back (from her physical) and indicated a slightly elevated CA125
  • Docs Office called and told her she was scheduled for an ultrasound and meeting with OBGYN
November 25 and 26, 2008
  • Ultrasound
  • Follow up with OB
  • Yes there is a cyst and OB would like UCSF Surgeon to remove it
December 18, 2008 (DIAGNOSIS DAY)
  • Surgery to remove cyst
  • Mom was for warned that IF there was cancer they would get it out and do a full hysterectomy
  • Cyst was determined to be cancer (rare form with floaters)
  • Full hysterectomy done (removed ovaries, tubes, uterus, cervix, and lymphnodes)
  • Told that she will need to recover from hysterectomy and then begin a chemotherapy treatment plan
January 22- February 2, 2009
  • Pain increasing
  • Another Ultrasound and CT Scan (Mom reported the Ultrasound was the most painful ultrasound she'd ever had)
February 3, 2009
  • Follow up with Doc
  • Ultrasound was pretty inconclusive
  • CT Scan indicated MORE Cancer
February 6, 2009
  • CJ and I arrived just in time for me to attend Chemo Teach with Mom (they taught us about the drugs they were going to use and how it was going to be administered)
February 7 and 8, 2009
  • Pain increasing, several calls to on call doc who kept saying that the tumors were pressing on nerve endings (causing the pain) and that what she really needed was the chemo on 2/9. Suggested increasing pain meds
February 9, 2009
  • Mom was in so much pain that dad took her up to the Chemo Infusion center early
  • They said they wouldn't be able to administer chemo and that dad should take her to the ER
  • In the ER for 4 hours before anyone realized her bladder was obstructed.
  • Inserted Catheter and drained 2000 ccs (normal bladder holds 200, about to burst holds 500)
  • As soon as they drained her bladder, they sent her home!!!
February 10, 2009
  • First Chemo administered
  • She did really well
February 11, 2009
  • Pain went through the roof
  • Took mom back to ER (because of discharge orders - certain symptoms required we go back)
  • New CT Scan and mom admitted to hospital

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