Day 174… The Diagnosis: Concerto Part 3

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Updating Post:  Day 125… The Diagnosis:  Concerto Part 2

diagnosis

…and a concerto in your uterus!

What is a concerto?

HINT:  I be the soloist…the hospital the orchestra…and the antagonist? 

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…excerpt from Post: Day 125

“The Good Doctors and I have agreed on a hysterectomy…

surgical removal of my womb…

(the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus including cervix & partial vagina)

plus lymph nodes in surrounding area.

A biopsy will then be conducted & further treatment prescribed accordingly.”

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The Diagnosis:  Concerto Part 3

… a brief review

21 April… Diagnosis: Uterine Cancer (uterine carcinosarcoma)… a tumor in my uterus

25 May…  Hysterectomy:  surgical removal of uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes & surrounding tissue

collected for biopsy ( Note: no lymph nodes found… thou tumor was removed intact! )

7 June…   Chemotherapy prescribed to kill any trace cancerous cells gone undetected

               and as a preventative measure against a recurrence… aka ‘Curative Intent’

               with 4-6 Chemo sessions… scheduled at 3 week intervals over the coming months

please see post Day 139, 164 & 173… for continuity

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…a final note

Re the subject of “a concerto in my uterus”

Thus… ‘the antagonist’ be a cancerous tumor in my uterus!

And may… ‘the soloist with the orchestra’s lead’ prevail !!!

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Day 173… me… a cancer patient?!

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Yes… it be true…

21 April… Diagnosis: Uterine Cancer (uterine carcinosarcoma)… a tumor in my uterus

25 May…  Hysterectomy:  surgical removal of uterus, ovaries & fallopian tubes

7 June…   Chemotherapy prescribed to kill any trace cancerous cells gone undetected

and as a preventative measure against a recurrence… aka ‘Curative Intent’

with 4-6 Chemo sessions… scheduled at 3 week intervals over the coming months*

* Edited for clarification

15 June…  Chemo #1… so far, so good!

6 July…     Chemo #2… getting ready…

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The Good Doctor: a male Saudi graduate of the Medical Oncology Program at the

University of Calgary, Alberta in 2012… recently posted as Chief of Oncology to

SAAD Specialist Hospital here in Al-Khobar… our personal health care facility since 2011

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Our Medical Consult:  hubby’s daughter… an OBGyne Surgeon… graduate of The Royal College

of Physicians & Surgeons in Canada 2012… with a practice in The Pas, Manitoba (northern outskirts of Winnipeg)…

has been our ear from Day One… speaking medical jargon in layman’s terms… she has walked us through the entire

process & continues to monitor my case… thou is most confident in the medical oncology team at SAAD Specialist Hospital.

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and we be thanking our lucky stars… :)

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Link to SAAD Specialist Hospital General Information

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Day 164… if you are what you eat ?

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AND… I wish to be a green apple… ~;D

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Google Images on we are what we eat

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Day 139… June 1st… Home Again… :)

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Patient on the mend…

so far… so good !!

Thank you for your well wishes… prayers… hugs

 & virtual flower bouquets…

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sending virtual hug

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from saudi with love  B0C Helena

Day 132… >>>>>>>> I… N…T… E… R… M… I… S… S… I… O… N <<<<<<<<<

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Carman's 'real food' bar

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My bags are packed…

for The Hospital Hiatus

&

I’ll be back here… in a few days time!

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Day 131… May Musings… Royal Poinsiana ‘Flame’ Tree in bloom!

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pssst… these photos are culled from other tropical climes…

as I have yet to capture an image here in saudiland… without getting caught… :)

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Day 130… May Musings… ‘The Couch’ Library… :)

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books for blog

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