Welcome to my blog dedicated to my Journey with Teal....Ovarian Cancer. This blog is where I will make updates to my treatments and tests....hoping to keep blog friends updated and answer any questions from visitors. I did not pick this journey, but am doing the best I know how to walk strong and gracefully, with my Lord's continual strength!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wow, Wow, WOW!

Do you have your cup of tea?  Sit down...this could take a minute.

I flew into Greenville on Wednesday.  I have been having some drippy nose issues, but thought it was just the cold, because, it is COLD here!  On Sunday I went to church and out to dinner.  On the way back to Ro's, I noticed a lump on the left side of my face by my ear.  I panicked.  Oh no, I cannot have a tumor there, I am on vacay, and I don't want to get stuck in a hospital.

I should mention before I go any further that my oncologist had told me that my scan shown stable. 

I immediately called my oncologist at HOME no less!  He said, there is no way he could imagine that it was a tumor because of my CA 125 count.  I said, I don't understand.  He told me that my last CA count was down 5000, points!  5000!  I absolutely could NOT believe it!  This is a miracle to me.  Obviously, the avastin is helping me.

Ok, so back to this lump.  He asked me where it was, what it felt like and he believed it was a plugged salivary gland.  He put me on an antibiotic, and it is all cleared up.  Whew!!  That took a few hairs off my hair I tell ya!

Anyways, we are praising the Lord for His goodness to me.  Rejoice in the Good Days!!

22 comments:

shannon i olson said...

wow, yep I bet that created some anxiety, glad it was only anti biotic worthy!! praise God indeed!!

Sweet Meanderings said...

You know the state I would have been in! I'm so glad it was something simple and eaily cleared up. I'm really happy that your CA count is so good!
Candy

Pat said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad everything was ok.

eleven-o-one said...

So glad it was just antibiotics needed. Smart doctor!
Fran

Susan said...

Praise our Good and Glorious God!! So glad you are okay Ceekay!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo!!! God is good...happy dance...happy dance!!! I'm thrilled it was not your worse fear sweetie.

God bless ya and have a stupendous day!!! :o)

Blondie's Journal said...

I am SO happy for you!!

XO,
Jane

Vee said...

Oh I have heard of that condition...the plugged salivary glands. So glad that it was only that and cleared up with antibiotics. Nothing like a heart-thumping moment. And how cool that you found out what you did. That's wonderful! So now you can really keep on having fun!!

Ms. Redo said...

Hallelujah and vacay on!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay, I'm so thankful to know your lump is nothing to worry about! Have a good time at Ro's!
Blessings, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Gosh CeeKay.. sorry you had to go through that.
I had the same thing happen last year except I waited 3 days and the left side of my face swelled till I looked like elephant man. I too got antibiotics and in a few days it cleared up.
I could have avoided a lot of pain if I had just gone sooner..

enjoy your time with Ro.. see ya soon.

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful - personal! - oncologist...to call him at home and even work with you all the way across the country! What a blessing!

Prior said...

praise God! So wonderful!
LEzlee

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

God is good - all the time!! PTL, your vacation wasn't upset!

Katherine

Rettabug said...

What a scare, Ceekay! I'm so glad it wasn't anything too serious.

I remember my Mom saying after her diagnosis of breast cancer, that it stole her complacency. Never again was the slightest twinge or ache or swelling fluffed off or ignored. Every incident was a worried reminder that the cancer might have returned. It never did but she still worried till the day she died....7 years after her surgery & not from cancer, either.

Gentle Hugs, Honey!
Rett

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a praise report! YEA! Great news, Ceekay!

WoooooooooHooooooo!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great Praise Report!!! So glad for you that it was a simple infection, and so glad to hear your numbers are down!!! :)

Terra said...

Well that was some hours of terror, and what good news that all is well. Hurray!

Sue said...

How relieved you must feel! So glad to hear you are okay. :-)

KAT said...

Hi I am a wife, mom, grandma...too I will keep you in my prayers. A new friend and follower from Loveland Ohio

- KAT -

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to drop by and wish you a delightful weekend. You were on my heart!

Judi said...

Hi there
Yay for your scan results and yay for everything turning out so well. That would have been a horrible scare but I'm glad you had a good trip and all is well.
Take good care...and we must all counting our blessings...
Judi