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There are some days I wake up and still ask my husband if it was a nightmare, and I dreamed all of it. Regrettably, it isn't.

I have been debating making my battle with cancer public, and have decided to do so.  I have already shared the news with close friends and family,  and have had the chance to digest them a little while. We only found out about two weeks ago what the pathology was, so it has taken time to figure out how to plan ahead as much as we can.

Now that those difficult steps ( and many of the practical ones) have been taken, I thought it best to make a public journal. For me, this cancer had virtually no symptoms, instead it grew sneakily to this point

Cancer is not a bad word. It isn't something to be ashamed of, and something that sometimes just ... happens. Mine isn't genetic, it isn't lifestyle related. It is, in the words of my oncologist, a biological car crash.  My type of cancer is called pseudomyxoma peritonei, with mucinous adenocarcinoma. Its a mouthful for explaining appendix cancer that spreads in a jello and takes over your organs, so at this point is considered a stage 4.  Lack of information is the enemy; the more information, the more research into this ( and all cancers) the best our chances of beating them.

I'm blessed in having a wonderful family and amazing friends, and determined to beat this thing. No jello is going to get the best of me.

Thank you very, very much for all the warm support during my current health battles. ♥

I've started a blog to follow the journey, and hopefully answer some of the questions:  beatingjellybelly.blogspot.ca/
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so very sorry it has taken so long for me to send my strongest thoughts and prayers to you. I hope the surgery goes swimmingly and don't doubt your determination and the support of your loved ones can get you through this. Lots of love to you :hug:
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Uneide Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thank you, my dear Mana. Its coming up on thursday, so your thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. :hug: did i tell you? I got one of your kokeshi designs in a maternity shirt for after my hospital stay...surrounded by mana art!<3
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm wishing you strength and perseverance, and thinking of you a lot!
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Uneide Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you Ania. :hug: I look at your art here, and it always inspires. And you know how life changes once you are a mom. I'm not giving up for anything!
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I wish you the best during this time of trial
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Uneide Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you very much!
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're very welcome <3
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Maru-Light Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Stay strong hon. You will beat this.
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Uneide Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you m'dear. Planning on it!!!!
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MommySpike Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Be strong. Be well.

Which, after reading your blog, I can see you're already thinking that way. A good mental attitude is key. We went through this years ago when my brother-in-law had leukemia and about to do it again with my mom-in-law's lung cancer. It's not the end of the road -- just a different direction.

You can beat this.
I believe in you.
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