Like a Flood…

Like a flood the memories come back to me. My heart goes out to Kim right now, as I have walked in her exact shoes, almost 13 years ago. They removed my right ovary in 1990, and I have the lovely vertical scar she references to show off for it. I was fortunate because I didn’t have cancer (although there were pre-malignant cells in the mass) and I was still able to have a child – Jason was born in 1992. But words can’t even express how terrifying that period between the initial diagnosis and the surgery were, waiting for more answers.

I want to say something profound and wise, but I just don’t have the words. So I will just encourage everyone – men and women – to go get your exams annually, and if you think there is something wrong, fight until you get an answer. Don’t give up – you know your body better than anyone else.

Kim, I will be sending lots of positive thoughts and good karma your way.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

2 replies on “Like a Flood…”

I just emailed you privately, but I wanted to say thanks for this. 🙂 You’re so very right that you should fight if you think there’s something wrong. My old gyn blew off my abdominal pain for a long time before this was caught by a GI doctor I was seeing for something else. Notice I call her my “old gyn.” I’m seeing someone much better now.

Martie, those 3 words mean a lot to someone going through a rough time. 🙂

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