Saturday, September 4, 2010
Chai from the Sky
After my appointment, on my way to work I had called my husband in tears: partly from pain, partly from fear and partly from being sick and tired of being sick and tired! As usual, Ferlin asked me if there was something that he could do for me. I quickly told him PRAY! He asked, "what should I pray for?" I replied, "Two things: One for some definitive answers and second, for a chai to fall from the sky!" (Chai tea is one of my most favorite comfort drinks.) Well, imagine my surprise when I got to work and my coworker had picked me up a chai tea on her way to work (about 1 1/2 hours before my prayer request.) We all enjoyed the moment of a simple prayer requested being answered.
On Thursday, the pain continued so I once again found myself at the obgyn's office. We had the talk (amidst my tears). Unless a miracle occurs, I will be having a complete hysterectomy mid October. My gyn thinks that my pain is coming from ovarian cysts and endometrosis. To my best understanding (from the limited research I have found)...when a woman goes through chemotherapy it can affect the ovaries. Since I never really had any female issues prior to breast cancer, I am thinking my ovaries have gone "crazy". It does make me a bit angry that I have to have another surgery, that I will be in "instant menopause", but it is what it is....
Mood wise this has been a much better week--thank goodness!