The Truth About Cancer: Part 2

I’m going to backtrack a little bit here

I hadn’t been feeling myself for a very long time. In fact, I had been suffering from migraine headaches almost every single day for over a year. I had avoided doctors for as long as I possibly could. Of course, moms are always too busy to take care of themselves and I always seemed to have an excuse. Truthfully, I was afraid to know. Of course, it was always in the back of my mind but I didn’t want to know the truth about cancer.

Feeling tired and fatigued more than usual, I would see all my friends posting on social media accounts about working out, running, healthy living and having so much energy while I’m over here struggling to get out of my pajamas and feed the kids. I remember thinking “is this what thirty-something feels like? This can’t be right.”

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At this point, I even sarcastically told a friend, “I feel like I’m dying”

It’s not so funny now, but at the time I looked completely healthy on the outside and even the doctor mentioned that I was probably just feeling “motherhood stress.” It was hard for me to explain my symptoms but I knew I just didn’t feel right. He suggested that I start with routine blood work and go from there.




Dr. F is quite a different character

You know, the type of doctor that is always in a rush and starts talking to you before he even walks through the door. He’s quite the “textbook” doctor who tells it like it is and walks out of the room. Dr. F always left me wondering if he actually answered my questions or if I forgot to even ask. I didn’t care for him much, but he was available and I needed a Doctor so I made that shoe fit. He said my liver levels were ridiculously high and that I needed further testing to rule out Liver Disease and walked out of the room. (Insert WTF moment here!) Naturally, I Googled…What is Liver Disease? Then I freaked out and thought I was dying of Liver Disease.the truth about cancer

An ultrasound of my liver was ordered STAT

As I was laying on the bed, the tech turned her computer screen away from me and seemed to be attending to a certain area of my abdomen. She then started taking a lot of pictures and measurements. I curiously asked if she saw anything. She hesitated and stuttered, “your doctor will have to give you the results.” After the ultrasound was complete, I received a phone call from the clinic while I was leaving the parking lot. They said that Dr. F wanted me to go straight to the imaging center for a CT Scan of my abdomen. I went back inside for the orders. The orders read, CT Scan on abdominal mass. So much for, “your doctor will have to give you the results.”

After the CT Scan, the tech came out of the computer room with her eyes fixated on my abdomen. Her eyebrows were squinted with concern and her face looked like she was in utter disgust or in disbelief of whatever she was seeing on her computer screen. She asked, “does it hurt?” At that point, her eyes were even more fixated as she was trying to figure out how it was even possible to have such a huge mass inside my body. (Remember, I still haven’t been given any “results” yet from Dr. F.) Obviously, at that moment I knew… The Truth About Cancer.

Wait! Let’s back up, again…

I went in with symptoms of headaches and fatigue. What does this have to do with headaches?

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11 thoughts on “The Truth About Cancer: Part 2

  1. Don’t be so hard on the ultrasound technologist who did your ultrasound or ct tech who scanned you. I work as a Sonographer and we are not allowed to give results. It’s not that she didn’t want to but we aren’t allowed to. We aren’t doctors and although we may know we are looking at cancer the definitive answer is thru a biopsy. We don’t get paid enough and are not insured to ruin someone’s life if we say the wrong diagnosis.

    1. I absolutely understand that and I know she was just doing her job. I’m just writing my perspective as the patient at that moment and what I was feeling at that moment. Thank you for what you do. Medical technicians have to deal with people in their worst states and that must be very difficult. I never meant to come across disrespectful. That was just my feelings in that emotional state.

  2. I would like to thank you for this the truth about cancer. I am recovering from my operation and the chemo is still a road that I have to walk and I’m very scared not for me but for my 2 beautiful boys and husband because we all know and have seen cancer. my mother also passed away 5yrs ago of cancer. Now I can share this with all my family and friends so that they also know the truth about cancer. Reading your story is like I’m re-living everything that I went through the last 8 months its like its my thoughts that you wrote down. I would also like to say to you well done your a worrior now we are not victims but soldiers and we may not have won the war against cancer but we have won the battle. God bless you and your family and thank you again for this!

  3. I would like to thank you for this the truth about cancer. I am recovering from my operation and the chemo is still a road that I have to walk and I’m very scared not for me but for my 2 beautiful boys and husband because we all know and have seen cancer. my mother also passed away 5yrs ago of cancer. Now I can share this with all my family and friends so that they also know the truth about cancer. Reading your story is like I’m re-living everything that I went through the last 8 months its like its my thoughts that you wrote down. I would also like to say to you well done your a worrior now we are not victims but soldiers and we may not have won the war against cancer but we have won the battle. God bless you and your family and thank you again for this!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’ve been really reluctant to write anything about cancer on this blog. I didn’t think anyone would care to read it. I didn’t know if I even wanted to share such personal thoughts and feelings but you are who I am writing for! I thought if maybe I could help even one other person know they are not alone then all of this will be worth it. I’m slowly adding to the blog. It’s difficult to write while tears are falling down my face but please come back to the website and let me know what you think as I update with more stories. Also, please feel free to email me with your stories if you would like to share them as well. God Bless you

  4. Hi there. hope your doing well. just want to know when is part 3 the truth about cancer coming? me and my husband cant wait to here the rest. thanks again for sharing your story. God bless

    1. Hi! Part 3 along with a few more cancer blogs are planned to publish on October 20, 2016. Thank you so much for reading the blog!

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