February 04, 2016

My Tumor Humor Journey Begins Part One

It was back in September 2015, a warm sunny day and I was with two fabulous peeps who were also Wildlife Photographers.  As we walked along the beautiful trails in a gorgeous park, somehow I slipped and tumbled to an endless ravine that I thought would never end.  The next thing I know I am looking down at my body in what appears to be an operating room in a hospital.  I thought, "Oh shit was it really worth trying to get a photograph of that so called Coyote?"  I saw many people around me putting things in my nose, mouth, and every where else.  I heard someone say, "We are losing her!"  I guess I died that night and somehow God wanted me to live.  

It was about a month later I received an email from that hospital with several attachments of my medical care, X-rays etc.  It was the one PDF file that alarmed me, "Multiple tumors in Pelvic area and an abnormal Mass suspected in lower right Kidney."  That was the english version.  Another month went by and I wasn't feeling so good and thought I had better follow up on this so off I go to my doctor. After numerous CT scans with and without Contrast, numerous MRI's with and without Contrast the conclusion was:  "You have one tumor the size of a Grapefruit and two others the size of Apricots.  Oh and an abnormal nodule here and over there."  The Human Body Atlas was right in front of me.  I will spare you with the details, but I was scared shitless and couldn't comprehended any other word the doctor said.  My outlook wasn't good they said so after a few days of crying and thoughts of death I decided to turn things around.  Hence we call it "Tumor Humor" and now my journey begins.

Be Happy or you will drive yourself fruity!

Humor Humor Humor