As some of you may have known, Joyce has been in and out the ER/Hospital these past few weeks, close to about a month because of massive blood loss. She has been diagnosed severely anemic, been admitted twice, received 7 Units of blood (via transfusion) and had an Endometrial Resection & Ablation Surgery (still recovering).
Little did we know, this was all a blessing in disguise.
Two Mondays ago, Joyce was diagnosed with an Endometrial Adenocarcinoma (FIGO Grade 1). It’s a form of Cancer in the uterus, but at its early stages. Our OB/GYN is not too alarmed because of the FIGO Grade, appearance and size of the spot. If Joyce had not gone through all of that, the Doctors would NOT have had any reason to conduct a biopsy. And because of that, the Doctors were able to detect Cancer at an early stage. Despite of our uneasiness and mixed feelings about this news, we believe that God is truly in control and in good timing.
The plan of action: Once we get an approval from insurance, OB/GYN will schedule an appointment for us to see an Oncologist. According to our OB/GYN (collaboration with an Oncologist), Joyce will have to undergo a Complete (or Total) Hysterectomy and a Lymphadenectomy (Lymph Node removal). The Doctors are certain that this would take care of the Endometrial Adenocarcinoma (complete removal and from spreading).
Healing time would be at the minimum of 6 weeks. Chemo-therapy is determined by the size of the Cancer after the removal. But based on its Grade (not stage) right now, it may not even be necessary.
We hope and pray that God will use this situation to make us better, closer, and a stronger family, but most of all, have a profound testimony that God is the great physician.
I know you have questions and concerns and want to show love and support to Joyce, all there is to know, I have written above. We don’t have any other details until we see the Oncologist and we will keep you posted. All we ask of you right now is join us in prayer.
Should you have any questions, feel free to email me or text me.
· Peace and Strength for the family
· Insurance process to go quickly [so we can be scheduled and referred]
· Good and knowledgeable Doctors
· Speedy procedure and recovery
· Financial needs
Thank you for you love and support,
Toots (Edwin), Joyce, Ethan, Lizzie and Enzo