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Tab

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Hi All, It has been a long time since I have posted. I can barely get grips on the events of the last couple months, for more than one reason. I can say that I am grateful and blessed to be here. I'm really praising Jesus every day. Guys, life is so precious! God has been good to me. I don't intend to make myself a spectacle, I am just asking for prayer and also hoping that if you have experienced similar symptoms that you get yourself checked out immediately.

If you ever have a feeling that something is definitely not right, seek a second, a third, a twelfth opinion until you find out what the problem is!

For the past year I have been experiencing a multitude of uncomfortable symptoms. There were so many symptoms that I started to think I was downright crazy. My moods were terrible because I just hurt all of the time. When my husband was unemployed I gained a lot of weight. I had a belly, and that is not normal for me. I was getting so desperate about my "weight problem" and my lack of progress with dieting and exercise that I did a 9-day dinner detox before Easter, followed by replacing meals with soy-protein shakes.

My arms and legs seemed to be shrinking but my belly grew and grew and my abdominal symptoms were getting pretty severe. Standing after sitting for awhile my guts seemed to get caught up in themselves. I couldn't stand up straight and chores were getting to be too hard in spite of an extremely mild Winter. I am in my late 20s.

I saw my OB/GYN and had an ultrasound and many tests performed but everything checked out normal. My symptoms just stuck around. Finally on April 29th I woke up in pain on my right side. I had pretty bad pain. I had friends and family out that day and I had to tell them, "I hope you don't mind, but I might have to lay on the floor." Lay on the floor I did, which is not normal for me. I am a "grin and bear it" type.

The next day I went to the ER since I had a very severe episode of right-sided flank pain in the morning. I spoke to a nurse that morning and she said it sounded like a kidney stone and to go to the ER immediately. They could do a CAT scan. Unfortunately they did nothing for me besides a urinalysis and a serum pregnancy test. Both were negative and they sent me home with a prescription for Norco and Zofran. No CAT scan, not even blood work! I didn't fill the prescriptions because I didn't want to cover up the problem I was having.

The episodes came and went, some so severe that I would feel like I was going to pass out. My husband was royally upset that the ER did so little for me. My Mom was beside herself. My friends and family could not believe it!

I just dealt with it until May 6th. The pain was out of control at this point. I could barely get out to the car so that my husband could drive me and my children to the ER on the way to his work. This time a different ER! This ER actually treated me. I had a CT scan followed by an ultrasound. I had a 164.2mm dermoid mass on my ovary. If I didn't have a copy of the CAT scan I would not have believed it for myself. It had pushed my liver up to the level of my heart and my heart was practically in my throat. It was crushing my right kidney. At this point I looked to be about 7 months pregnant and was very swollen.

Two days later I underwent surgery. My Doctor said it was the size of a baby once it was out. It had been compressed inside of me. They got the mass in its entirety, unfortunately it was abnormal. Apparently this happens 1-2% of the time. So this is what I need prayer for. It was deemed to be low-grade by the hospital where I had my surgery. The specialist is having his team of pathologists study the slides, so they can make their own determination. I just ask for prayer that it is very low grade like the initial findings so it will not be suggested that I need aggressive chemo. I may still need to have another surgery depending on the findings. I'm pretty sure he is going to recommend a complete hysterectomy, even though I really feel this was isolated to the right ovary. It had been giving me grief for years.

I ask for your prayer to the "greatest physician" that it is the lowest of the low grades, that if I need surgery it will be minimal, or even better that I will not need another surgery. Prayers for complete healing. We are seeing this doctor in the morning on the 8th of June to find out what is next.

God bless you, be well, and I hope this story may help/bless someone in the future. If you ever need prayer, please just ask.
 

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Reading your experience brought tears to my eyes because I have experienced the exact same thing as you have, and it brought back all of the fear and trauma I went through. I will be sending you a PM in a few minutes.
 
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Sending many prayers! And bless you for sharing this difficult experience with the rest of us. You may never know how many people might be helped by learning from your story.
 

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Oh my.. you have went through so much and I am so sorry, but happy that they found out what was wrong. Prayers will be with you and the doctors to make the right decisions. For you and your family to stay strong and with the power of prayer it, this illness shall be gone! ((((((HUGS))))))

God Bless you!

Jenny
 

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Thank God they found it before it killed you! I'm so sorry for what you've gone through, and the road you've yet to travel. I send my prayers to you!!!!
 

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You have complete healing prayers comming from me! Your on my prayer list with my mom and father in law as they both need complete healings also!
 

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Lots of prayers coming your way.Thank goodness it is out.Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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I really appreciate the thoughts and prayers. You can't even know how much they mean to me! God bless you, and don't forget that if you have any suspicion that something is not right, do not be quick to dismiss yourself. I think it's vital for horsewomen to hear this because we tend to take a beating and keep going! We ignore aches and pains all too much. I don't care if this is all cliched. Get yourself checked out. As for the annoying screenings? Do those too. It is just too important. Who else is going to take care of the people who take care of everyone else????
 

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I just saw your post, Tab. I'm so sorry that you are having to go through all of this and I can't imagine how scared you probably were. Didn't anyone ever ultra-sound your stomach? If so, it seems like that would have very easily showed up. Which one did you end up at ST. V or H? I was just thinking a week or so ago that you had been pretty quiet lately and now I know why.

I will definitely pray for you that pathology comes back good. You certainly have gone through a lot at a young age and I am in awe of your strength, courage and so admire your faith. Take care.
 

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I am so sorry for all you have suffered. You requested specific prayer for complete healing and that is what I will be praying to God for in Jesus name for you. Not just in a minute when I leave the computer but you will be in my prayers daily. I know God can answer with a yes, a no, or a not now. Sending you my promise and a hug that you are in my prayers.
 

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Healing prayers are coming your way!

Whatever you ask for in Prayer with faith you will receive.

Matthew 21:22
 

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The prayers are awesome as are the words of encouragement, and Debby that bible verse is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for the prayers all, I am so grateful. Bless you all! You fill me with joy and hope, and I have never met you guys face to face. Bless you again and again!

I certainly hope my story can help others in some way. Sara sent me a PM about her similar story. I am just in awe of the strength and courage. A million thanks!

Debbie, Thank you! I will send a PM about the hospital.
 

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Wow, I can't believe everything you've gone through! Wishing you all the best with the next step and thank you for shaking others up to listening to their aches and pains a little more
 

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You are in my continuing thoughts and prayers. Prayers are the most powerful of tools we have. Dear Precious GOD, please bring a complete and total healing for Tab. Encircle her with you golden halo to heal her battered body for whatever you have planned for her. As you have said so many times, when there are 2 steps of footprints in the sand, you walk beside us, when there is only one you carry us. Know that GOD will carry you through Tab.

I will put you on the prayer list.
 

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Tab - it was wonderful that you shared your terrible experience with all of us here - that others may learn as well as understand what you have been going through. You are strong and brave and I know you will overcome this.

Please keep us updated - and I am sending white light, prayers and healing vibes your way...

 

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I am sorry for your lack of treatment. It seems that women are not always taken serious with health care, IMHO. I am glad you found help, and will keep you in my prayers.
 

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