Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday September 13th, 2012

I went to the hospital today to pick up a copy of my CT scan. With the biopsy not being done yet I am not going to look at it and get completely bat shit out of my mind upset. It's bad enough that I understand the doctors report. And the nice woman at medical records is faxing my files to Moffitt Cancer Center.

**Final Report SCT - CT Abdomen - Pelvis W IV, WO PO

The lung bases are clear. The liver is unremarkable. Cholelithiasis. The spleen is normal. The pancreas enhances homogeneously without local lesion. Adrenal glands are normal. The kidneys are unremarkable. No obstructive uropathy. Within the abdomen is a large sepated cystic mass with internal enhancement and nodules. It occupies the entire abdomen and pelvis. In largest dimension it measures approximately 32x33cm. There is surrounding inflammatory change and mesenteric inflammation. Diagnostic consideration is for ovarian mass/tumor. Bladder contour in normal. No inguinal hernia or mass. No focal osseous abnormality.

32cm cystic mass occupying the entire abdomen and pelvis, likely due to ovarian cancer.
Surrounding mesenteric inflammation.

I also went to the department of motor vehicles today for an application for a handicap hanger for my truck. Trying to be a bit proactive here because I know I am going to need it for after the surgery. And I am also finding it rather painful to walk what seemed like a short distance only a few months ago.

On a good note..... I am going out with some friends to cheer on the FL Gators on Saturday!


  1. Oh Lori - I had no idea until I read this. I am sooooooo sad. I love you so much and you know it. We went through a lot together - and that LOT TOGETHER was something I could not have done without you! I would have never made it through that time in my life without you, and I have told you that many times. Now, I want you to know that I will do everything I can do for you - if you will just let me know what to do. I have already prayed for you and am putting you on the Leon R prayer list, the church list, as well as sending good Karma. I have 0-rh blood, so if you need any, let me know and I'll go down and give for you immediately. I love you and I wish I lived closer to you so I could be there for you. But - please know that I am here for you even though I'm far away. I love you and I can't stand this, and I pray the diagnosis was wrong. Love you, Mary Nell

    1. I'll know more once the biopsy is done. But for now, this mass is occupying my entire abdomen & pelvis. These CT's are rarely wrong.

      I love you too and I know I can count on you if the need arises. All I need now are lots of prayers :)