Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Welcome Note from Denise on November 30, 2010

Welcome to my Denise's Healing Journey blog where I (or my family) will share my journey with you and receive your comments.

November 27, 2010 I emailed: Many of you know that I have had some medical problems the past 6 months or so.  Unfortunately, last week I received the diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer.  The cancer has already spread to my bowel so it is considered Stage 3.  I met with the oncologist last Tuesday.  I am scheduled for surgery at the Walnut Creek Kaiser on Friday, Dec 3rd.  I will undergo chemotherapy for 5 months, which will begin as quickly as possible after surgery. 

I wish for you to not to think of this as something ugly or bad but simply something that is here as part of my journey in this life.  I ask that you continue to keep your thoughts of me in the light, positive and of a healing nature.  I don't feel negative/sad thoughts of or for me or the cancer will help any.  Whatever your belief in a higher power I would appreciate your thoughts/prayers/meditations/good wishes...whatever your modality. 

I am trying to limit my time on the phone discussing my condition, because it is quite exhausting and I prefer to spend my efforts and energy right now on resting and healing.  If you want to contact me please limit it to email or text for now and I will try to do what I can to respond to you as I can.

Dr. Oliver