I am OK... Praise the LORD!!!
Deb cannot get her surgery yet due to another health issue, so please
Continue praying for her.
And thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement!
Love you all!
Jeff and I just got over the flu this past week or I would have posted sooner.
On February third my primary care doctor found two lumps one on each ovary. He has ordered an ultrasound for next week (on the 25th). Please pray it is not cancer.
Also on that same day, my dear friend Deb, whom I've known for twenty years or so, found out that she has kidney cancer.
She will be undergoing surgery on the 24th. Please pray they can remove it without any complication, and that it has not spread.
I've also been (at the insistence of my primary doctor) researching my father's side of the family. As many know, I did not know my father. I only met him one time.
In September while researching family genealogy for Deb, I accidentally came upon an obituary for my father. I knew he had died in 2007, but I did not know the information on his relatives. I found out that he had been preceded in death by a daughter. Upon further research, I found her name was Sharon and she had died in 1994 at age 47.
This concerned me because of the genetic connection between breast/ovarian cancers.
I had already been told by my sister that my father's sister Donelda had died from what she believed was breast cancer back in the 70's at age 49. (though an aunt with the disease did not concern my oncologist...he said it must be a closer relative).
I have had no luck in finding the cause of Sharon's death. I have even used that ancestry website and contacted other members with a connection to the same tree...to no avail.
Even a phone call to the county which she died gave no information...and since I cannot prove relationship to her, they will not release her death certificate to me.
If I knew if these women died from either breast or ovarian cancers...then I would be able to make certain decisions, and so would my three daughters.
The testing for the BRC1 mutaion is very expensive, and not always accurate as it is still early in the technology....so I must know if I have a high risk before getting the test.
So your prayers are so very needed at this time for both Deb and myself.
~Blessings & Love~