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..... and think again!

Hi all,

Well, the journey continues.  Last week I was hospitalized again, this time for the pulmonary embolisms.  My symptoms worsened so my doctor admitted me to the hospital in order to get on a Heparin drip and to be watched.  I was admitted last Wednesday and discharged on Saturday (yes, I had to watch the royal wedding from my hospital bed).  They also discovered I have a clot in my left leg.  Now my surgeon is saying that I should have a temporary IVC block inserted just in case the clot decides to travel to my lungs.  So next steps are to see her in the next week or two for another CT scan (I haven’t had one since before surgery) and to discuss this.  This new development will also delay my final surgery (reversal of my Ileostomy). But there is a silver lining .... my doctor says I am done chemotherapy and can forgo the last 2 treatments.  Yeah!  I’m so happy about that.  Now I can begin to feel better and slowly get my strength back.  I guess now that I’m done with the chemo treatments, I’m officially a SURVIVOR!  I’m ready to put this journey behind me!

Sunday was the “Below the Belt” gynecological cancer walk/race.  I went to the event but didn’t walk, but I wanted to be there for my team who was supporting me.  It was great to see all the survivors and their teams there.  Here are a few pictures!

Thanks to all of you who continue to support me!  I can’t say enough how much that has helped me get through all of this!

Love, Julie 


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