Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Update

I think it is time to give an update to let my blogging friends know what is happening. If you are on FB and belong to the CWB group you already know.

Nearly 6 years ago I had a hysterectomy for cancer of the womb. Ever since then I have had abdominal pain which I can live with, but sometimes it becomes quite severe. At check ups I was told it would be adhesions but should not cause any problems.
The past year, particularly the last 6 months it has caused more problems but I was still told it was adhesions which it still might be.

In the beginning of December I had severe pains and had to go to the Emergency Department. An ultrasound showed that I have a lot of gallstones and will have to have my gallbladder removed. I mentioned at the same time about the abdominal pains because I wondered if it might be connected.

A colorectal consultant examined me and said she could feel what she thought might be scarring and arranged for me to have a CT scan. The scan results showed that I have significant changes in the pelvic area.

On Monday I had an appointment at the Oncology/Gynaecology clinic. The consultant told me that the result of the scan concerns him and it could be a return of cancer. It is not definite but he said he has to tell me the worst case scenario. It also could still be adhesions or a kink or twist in my bowel. I have a biopsy on the area that is causing concern on Monday. I will also be having another CT scan, this time of the chest area but don't yet have the date for that.
I also have an appointment with the colorectal consultant next Wednesday.
That is as much as I know but I will keep you all updated.

I won't be blogging regularly for the time but will keep Eric's posts scheduled. I may visit a few blogs to comment but it won't be on a regular basis.

I know how supportive the blogging community is, but I would still ask you if you could keep me and Ivor in your thoughts. Thank you.

I can't do a post without a photo of our little man, so here's Flynn.



55 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

Of course, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. I'm so sorry you have to deal with all this. I wish there was something I could do for you. Just know that people you've never met care deeply about all of you there.

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs and prayers.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

I will keep you and Ivor in my prayers and thoughts

rainbow said...

Sending our strongest purrs ... You are in our thoughts and prayers
Purrs ... Rainbow

William's Kith & Kin said...

Of course we will. We send our love and wishes for the best possible outcome to all of this. And a kissie to Flynn, too.

Louche Tabby said...

You are in our thoughts. Stay well. Purrs.

Brian said...

You will sure be in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Thanks for updating us, we appreciate the time you took to do that. Don't worry about visiting us, you just take care of yourself and do what you need to do. All our love and tons of virtual hugs to you. Hey Flynn, love ya pal.

Mickey's Musings said...

We will be thinking of you constantly and sending lots of purrs and prayers and love!
Positive vibes as well.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
and mum Nancy

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and you will all be in my prayers.

Thank you for your update, dear Jackie.

Love to all,
Lily

Kari said...

You and Ivor are in our thoughts and prayers. All of our love is with you during this distressing time. If your hysterectomy was an open one, you are more likely to have adhesions than with a lap, although adhesions develope here too. I still have horrible adhesions from surgery in 2002. Dr said they'd go away...not so.
Our prayers are with you all. We love you.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

So sorry to hear the news! You must have been so worried. Frodo, Amarula and Zulu all send their love--all of our thoughts are with you! Please keep us updated!

Just Ducky said...

Me and mum sending purrs and prayers to you all. Hope that whatever medical issues they find are ones that are easily fix.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for you and hoping for the best outcome.

Quill and Greyson said...

We are purring and praying it's nothing serious and they are able to make you feel better!! Love to all of you - please take care of yourself!

Summer said...

You are absolutely in my thoughts, and my human's. I'm sending a lot of healing purrs your way.

Jean Neilson said...

Oh my, this upsets us. Illness is hard on the whole family. Mom has had a hysterectomy for other problems and had her gall bladder removed.....sounds like there isn't much to her anymore. She knows severe bellyaches and problems with one's insides. Mom's hopes and our purrs are following you my friend. Flynn when mom is home make her happy with a few head butts.

Wishing you no pain,

Jean, Kali and Shoko

Marty the Manx said...

You and Flynn are always in our thoughts, we will now add you to our prayers along with Flynn. Praying for the best for you all. Hopefully it is just scarring and gallstones.
Luvs
Marty, Mum and the Gang

Marty the Manx said...

Thanks for the pic of Mr. Handsome by the way :)

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for letting us know, dear friend. Please know we are purring and praying for you, and Ivor and Flynn, too. Big hugs.

Punapippuri said...

We are hoping for the best options and paws and fingers and thumbs are crossed. Many purrs x

When the Cat is Away said...

You've been in our thoughts since your last post, and our hearts froze when we read today's update.

We hope that you get the medical care you need, and the love your close ones can give.

We're thinking of you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

I rarely log in to FB, and don't keep up with the groups, so I didn't realize what was happening. Of course my thoughts and prayers are with you and Ivor, and Nicki and Derry are purring like crazy. We hope for the very best outcome. Lots of universal healing Light and hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

The blogging community is sending every ounce of energy your way dear Jackie. Still hoping that things are not what they seem as only the tests will clear up the questions the doctors are having now. You know that I am praying and all of us are wishing for the BEST and that there is no return of cancer. You have a lot of tests and surgery ahead but hoping it leads to a return to no pain, and good health.....Angels are with you.

Love and Hugs, Pam

Anonymous said...

Thinking and purraying for you daily and hoping for the best outcome! Take good care of your mommy, Flynn, she needs you. Healing Pawkisses to the both of you <3 <3 <3

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

I'm sure Flynn!x will be giving lot's
and lot's of cuddles!
Hope everything turns out o.k. Thinking
of you, and sending a little prayer as
well...!x

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and purring hard for you. Lots of love and hugs from all of us.

katsrus said...

Sending prayers.
Sue B

Gidget BlueSky said...

purring fur yoo

Mr Puddy said...

Mom & me have you & your fameowly in our thought. I send a ton of purrs & good vibes to you. I hope you only get the good outcome. We do love you. Please keep positive.
Purrs
xox

The Menagerie Mom said...

You most certainly have our prayers. You will be in our thoughts constantly. And please take all the time you need to focus on you and your health. Again, many prayers to you.

Ann Adamus said...

Sending my love, and prayers ... today and each day to come for you, and for Ivor. May God be watching over you ...

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We will be with you every step of the way, Jackie.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Thank you for the update. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love to you and Flynn. XO

John Bellen said...

Blast, this is news I hated reading; I had no idea it could be something like this. But thank you for letting us know. The best of luck in the coming days, and may the biopsy reveal nothing dangerous. You will be in our thoughts.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are keeping you in our purrs, prayers and thoughts! Take good care of your mum, Flynn! Hugs

Maggie Miller said...

Keeping you, Ivor and Flynn in thoughts, purrs and prayers. Love, hugs and nose kisses Pooh, Chancy and Mumsy

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Here's some more purrs and prayers for you, Ivor and the medical personnel!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We will keep you in our daily prayers. Hoping for the very best possibilities and your return to good health and being pain free!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sending all sorts of good mojos. That is tough news to hear and we certainly hope it sorts itself and is just doctors being overly cautious. Purrs.

Austin Towers said...

Thank you for the update, Jackie and we of course send you our thoughts and prayers. I am sure Flynn will be on paw to give you gentle snuggles and cuddles xx

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Flynn is such a handsome boy! I have little doubt that his presence brings you the most comfort and joy possible at a time like this. You and your boys have brought me such happiness ... just in your posts ... you do make a difference in peoples' lives. I feel indebted to you in some ways because of the number of times a picture of one of the boys made my day. Sending you love and prayers for health. Take care of yourself first :)

Cathy Keisha said...

Sending you a ton of healing purrz and Power of the Paw. We're purraying for the best case scenerio since you and Flynn are very important to us. {{hugs}}

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Jackie; 984 paws up as da tabbies say that everything turns out for the GOOD and that bass terd C is no where in your system... prayers each day to you; as well as to Ivor and Flynn, I know this is hard on them as well; I hope that CT scan is scheduled soon so you at least have "knowledge", you know what I mean ~~~~ love from laura ♥♥♥♥♥

The Swiss Cats said...

We cross our paws for you, and we send you tons of healing purrs. Purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

I sooo wish you did not have to go through this but want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending positive healing energy and much love! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Mary McNeil said...

So sorry for what you are going through. Thank you for updating so we know. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, Dear. We are telling petcretary so that she can pray really hard for a good outcome for all of these uncertainties and scary things. Our petcretary was on that road herself in 2006/7...

Clooney said...

Jackie, we have you, Ivor and Flynn in our prayers...sending many good thoughts your way and our best healing purrs.

Anonymous said...

Wee send you all thee LUV an POTP Flynn'ss Mumma!! You are a luvley woman an wee hope all will bee well.
***purrayin*** an sendin **nose kissesss** an {{hugsss}} Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum

Erin the Cat said...

Hoping the tests and results ALL come out just how you need them to be, and things can move on to sort out the gallstones. But in the meantime we are both sending our purrs and healing prayers and loads of support for you all. Erin

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are all sitting cross-pawed hoping the bad things get better...

SuziQCat said...

Sending lots of prayers your way.

Kitties Blue said...

💜 Janet

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our purrs are with you all.

Anonymous said...

Hoping this is nothing. Many many prayers coming your way...

Lizzie, Max & Tuck