“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brene Brown

Yesterday was my very first appointment with my oncologist and care team. It was extremely overwhelming to say the least. They confirmed, I have uterine/endometrial cancer. I guess I already knew that, but hearing it from the oncologist just made it more real for me. Unfortunately, they could not offer me more information.

We went over my surgery plan, and thankfully, they have chosen the least invasive route using robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy. There are so many moving parts that will be taking place during surgery, it was a lot to take in. I focused on – if it is localized, then it will be curable with this surgery. I couldn’t hear passed that. I have to keep my mind positive.

Typically, they would allow patients going through this surgery to go home hours afterwards. Unfortunately, due to my diabetes, they are going to err on the side of precaution and keep me overnight. I’m looking forward to unlimited tabos (buckets) of ice. If you know me, you know hospital ice is my FAVORITE! So if it is one thing I look forward to, it is this.

Everything just seems to be moving so quickly. I don’t know what I should be doing to prepare myself. I feel like I have a million things to do. Zero energy to do them. Sigh.

Until my next update, going to put on my brave face and keep moving forward.

To everyone in my corner – I see you, I hear you, I appreciate you. Your words, your love, and your support mean the world me.

Thank you for being there for me on this journey.

Sincerely, Mitzelle

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