I am happy to report that my beautiful bride is still with us and cancer free.
A few years back, Linda decided to have a preventative hysterectomy to minimize the number of places her cancer might show up again. Post surgery, upon routine examination of the removed ovaries, they found a handful of cancer cells, ovarian cancer cells (not metastasized breast cancer cells).
In the world of ovarian cancer, this cancer wasn't even stageable. From my understanding, doctors rarely, if ever, get to see clear cell ovarian cancer in its early stages. Linda's biopsy was sent to Johns Hopkins University and we were told it will be used for further studies on the initial stages of ovarian cancer. There was no need for chemo and in fact there is no established protocol for such an early detection. Linda gets to visit the ob/gyn oncologist for 5 years to keep an eye on it with an abundance of caution.
I started writing this blog as my own personal therapy. During those hazy days, I would scour the internet looking for stories of positive outcomes. If you are reading this, I hope this gives you some hope that there is a future and, believe it or not, there will come a day when your diagnosis will not be the center of every waking and sleeping thought.
Our story is not over and that alone is reason to be thankful every day.