Cancer Journey/ HEALTH

A Health Update

Me and My Sweet Nephew That I Got To Visit Last Weekend!  
Last time I updated, I told you I was having pain, a gall bladder test, and a ct and bone scan for a suspicious spot on my kidney.  That was about a week ago.

The gallbladder test showed a very healthy gallbladder and liver.  Yay!

The pain I was feeling became lower and much more severe.  We spent the last few days trying to figure out what is causing it.  I had a pelvic ultrasound this morning and we think we found the culprit.  I am on a medication for 5 years that I have to take for cancer, but one of the side affects is ovarian cysts.  We have been watching my cysts closely, monthly.  Doc decided to go to every 3 months, as they were just kind of going up and down with my cycles and not causing me any pain.  Well, in those 3 months they decided to misbehave.  I have a new large cyst and it is bullying its way in there, causing all of the pain I have been having.  It is a harmless cyst, and will probably go down with my cycle, but in the meantime I have to figure out how to deal with the pain.  It is much less today.  I am so grateful!

Prayers for wisdom, please, as we decided what to do if it continues to be this painful each month.  There are several options, and it can get confusing, especially when my most trusted doctors have very different opinions on what should be done.

As for the CT and bone scan to check the spot on my kidney, I was all ready to get them this morning, but yesterday evening received a call from Doc saying my insurance company didn’t approve them yet.  It had already been a long week of waiting and wondering, so this news was hard to swallow.  We found out today they have approved, but I can’t get in until the end of next week.  Patience.

It did end up being ok, as my kids were home from school and I could spend some time with them instead of at the hospital all day getting my insides looked at. 🙂  That was a blessing.

I just wanted to update you all, I’m typing fast as my hubby is waiting for me to watch a bit of T.V. with him!  I love Friday nights!!  I hope this finds you all blessed on this very special Good Friday.

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  • Kelley @ Miss Information
    April 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    This got my teary, not because I am sad but because I can so relate to the frustration!My husband went through a 6 year battle with illness ending up in a kidney transplant you can see his story here
    Everytime we feel like it’s OK to breath we then get some kind of surprise! I will keep you in my prayers, stay strong

  • Patricia
    April 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

    prayer and pray…. both good!


  • Patricia
    April 8, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Alot of good news in there! AMEN!!!
    Continuing to prayer for you and your family and your doctors.


  • Kimberly Barillas-Tilley
    April 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Continued prayers and may I say, how beautiful you look! Good, I just said it.
    Blessings to you and yours~

  • jeana
    April 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Praise God! I am continuing to pray for you and your pain and wisdom. Have a blessed weekend with your family and Savior!

  • Janet Beckwith Macy
    April 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    So glad that there wasn’t any more ‘bad cells’. So crushed that the pain is so bad. Pain is so draining. I will be praying.

  • Amy Kinser
    April 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Continuing to pray for you!!!

  • lisa
    April 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    That is great news! Let’s pray for “just a cyst” on the kidney! Stay hopeful and have a blessed Easter!

  • Cindy
    April 7, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Thanks for the update. I was just checking earlier today to see how you’re doing. Waiting for tests is so hard – hang in there.

  • Kathi
    April 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Amy, just wanted to let you know that all of Arizona is praying for you. Keep up the good spirits and make sure you take an advocate with you for all decision making. Mine was my dear fiance Kevin. Sometimes with this disease it can be overwhelming and it’s just too hard to make a decision. Let your advocate help you make a sound one. Much love from a 7 year survivor, Kathi

  • Michelle
    April 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Praying for you…

  • Lisa P
    April 7, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Praise God, Amy~ Blessings this holy season to you and your family.

  • Future of Hope
    April 7, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I found your blog a few weeks ago; thank you for sharing so openly.
    Praise the Lord for the good results so far; what a blessing to know that He is in control.

  • Ta
    April 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Will be praying and so will my care group…you are on the prayer list. Happy Easter Amy

  • Michelle
    April 7, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Praying the week goes by fast and all test reveal nothing. Hang in there.

  • Shannon
    April 7, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Thank you for an update! Bless your heart…what a hard week. Praise the Lord for his blessings! I’m so glad that eveything thus far isn’t a major health issue. I will be praying that your testing next week goes well and reveals nothing but a clean kidney. Take care!

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