The first event is that my appointment with the oncologist was all good news. No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D) and a CA125 of 7 (normal is 0-35). Though I had to wait two hours to see the doctor, it was well worth the wait. He had an emergency at the hospital and two new patients who took extra time. I am sympathetic to both situations. My prayers are for all those involved.
I finalized the setting up of my website. That has been an interesting and creative process for a novice like me. I will let you know when it is up and running. The name will be www.outshineovariancancer.
Thirdly, my book is at the printers now and will be available for purchase soon. Though I have always enjoyed writing and dreamed of writing a novel (as so many others), I never thought my first published book would be a non-fiction about my journey with cancer. I chose to write Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, because there is limited information about this particular cancer, and so many people encouraged me to do it. My prayer is that it will help women, their partners, families and friends.
The final exciting news is that my indigestion, sleeplessness, and pains in the neck and shoulder have decreased. Isn't it amazing how stress affects the mind and body? For over 20 years I counseled people on stress management...I was the professional (ha, ha). I need to practice what I preach! Life is wonderful how it always gives us lessons to learn.
I appreciate all your support and encouragement.
- Karen Ingalls
- Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writer's International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council for Tesaro, Inc. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.