Friday, September 3, 2010

Personal Update

Hello Luvs!
So I know it's been awhile since I have given you all an update on my situation after the dnc. So I thought I would just post a quick update. I went to my doctors last week and she informed me that the pregnancy was molar. I won't go into to much detail but that basically means that if we had not taken it out it would have become cancerous. After I heard that I was so happy we acted quickly and removed it. She said that that kind of cancer is serious too because it gets into tissue that makes it spread quickly. I am still going back once a week to have my blood tested to make sure they got it all. She said there is a 18 to 25% chance that I could still get cancer so that is why they have to keep a close eye on it. In my case everything looks really good so that is somewhat of a relief.
The hardest part of it all is the waiting. As you all can probably tell by now, I am not the most patient of people. : ) My levels need to be at zero for three weeks and then we have to wait 2 months after that to start trying again. Which really is the best so my body can totally recover. I have my ups and my downs but through it all I have Christ to sustain me!

33 comments:

Kayla said...

Sending you lots of strength, courage and positive healing at this time!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Thanks for the update, Leah. I've been wondering how you've been doing. Please know that I'm thinking about you and sending you love!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Glad to hear that you are on your way to being 100% healthy. I am keeping you in my prayers Leah.

elizabeth said...

you and your family are in my prayers!

Brandi said...

Oh leah I can't imagine how hard this must be. I'm glad you are working to get healthy both physically and mentally. The best to you and your family!

Stacey said...

Since i am new here, i am just learning this. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am also sending lots of baby dust your way:-). Happy labor day weekend. xx

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

I'm glad you are starting to feel better, and that you acted quickly and did the right thing. That is a bit of a relief. Wishing you a beautiful and relaxing holiday weekend!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

my Mom had that!!! - but she was "pregnant" for almost 7 months with it! (this was before all the technology we have today) - it's why me and my brother r so far apart - b/c she had to wait a while before she could try again .. till this day she get's upset over "Ronny" (she thought it was a boy and named him Ronny) ..

my thought r with u love!!!! - i wish you nothing but good health and happiness through this!

Urbanstems said...

Leah..3 of my good friends have had molar pregnancies and all have gone on to have healthy babies after the molar pregnancies. Two pregnancies were after the 1st child was born and 3rd friend was after her 3rd child was born. One had to have chemo(mild dose) but has two very healthy children after this. I hope this gives you some good news and strength and you are in my prayers for a healthy result.Have a great weekend..you deserve it!Sinead x

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Oh my gosh, I'm sorry you're having to deal with something like this. The best you can do is keep your optimistic attitude and you'll get through it.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

my prayers go out to you. good luck with everything! i am going through a similar process and have to wait until i'm in the clear to start trying as well.

Kristen said...

My prayers are with you!! And yes, God is the ultimate sustainer and physician!!

Cherish Stockdale said...

I will def be keeping you in my prayers! It is awesome that you have such an optimistic attitude, I am a firm believer in optimism

traci zeller designs said...

xoxo! hugs and prayers to you and your family. so thankful that you are being monitored closely to make sure you are healthy!

JulieB said...

As I'm new to your blog this came as a bit of a shock...I had no idea.
My thoughts are with you, and I wish you a speedy recovery.
x

jociegal said...

You seem to really be taking this all and dealing with it in such a positive way. I cannot even imagine how hard this must be. Stay strong. You are going to come through this in exactly the way that you are meant to.

Olivia said...

praying for you in this Leah! that you have peace and just seek Him every single day in it.

Jessie said...

thinking about you. hope you have a good holiday weekend and enoy yourself.

Chantale said...

Sweetie, you have such strength! I'm so glad you acted quickly as well. Praying for you but I'm sure you will be ok. Sending you positive vibes and hugs! Need to keep us up to date with yourself though because I just want to make sure to keep seeing you here, posting and happy and healthy!

Kiri said...

Wow, Leah, you are one strong woman! I'm praying for you! For your health and to give you patience as you wait to try again! God hears the abundance of prayers you're getting and everything will turn out right. Have a great weekend :)

~Kiri

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

You are so inspiring and brave to share this. Hugs and prayers coming your way!

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

I'm so glad to hear that they caught everything early and you are on your way to health! You and your family are in my every prayer and I have complete faith that everything will turn out great!

Rachel said...

Praying for you daily! So glad they found that early enough to get it out. You are so strong and inspiring! God has a plan for this...He is SO GOOD :)

Anaiz said...

It's great that it was caught early, stay strong! Sending good energy your way :D

Sharstin said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am so glad to hear that you are on your way:) have a wonderful weekend girly!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Just popping over for the first time...
I am so sorry you had to go through something like this, but glad they caught it early. I am sending positive thoughts your way. Stay strong and thank you for sharing!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh! Hang in there girl! cancer is an unfortunate part of life, but thank goodness you took care of it in time! You and your husband will be able to get pregnant again when it is the right time <3 luvs

Jesse said...

Wow, I had no idea that could turn cancerous. Glad to know you are on the mend though. Praying for you. =)

Tiffany said...

Sending you warm wishes on your road to healing. {hug}

Carpe Diem said...

Good things ALWAYS happen to good people...and you are a GOOD person...so be patient; be positive; and it will happen for you.

Relish on those you have and see your blessings and only more blessings will come your way.

Feel better...I'm sending prayers and positive energy your way.

emily said...

Your attitude through all of this is amazing! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Miss K said...

Thank you for the update, I have been wondering how you and the fam have been doing, but didn't want to ask. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope these next weeks go by quickly and smoothly!

Lauren said...

I have been wondering about you and since I have been offline for a while I am glad to find this post. Thank you for sharing something so personal. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.