This is my own story of life with advanced ovarian cancer. I do not offer medical advice, and my treatment decisions are my own. Please talk to your physician or healer and gain as much information as you can about this dreadful disease called cancer. Remember, knowledge is Power!

Friday, February 11

Last Ditch Surgery

So it's 7:45 here in hospital land. Things are starting to move, however slowly.and I'm typing on my phone again so this will take awhile.

My surgery is scheduled at 1. The plan is to get some kind of powder into the pleural space so it can dry it up and seal it. Doesn't sound too difficult. The thing that bothers me is that I will be on a ventilator for a few days. I know that this is part of the treatment and recovery so I'm not wiggin out over it. It's the possibility of a longer intubation that is on my mind. A one to two week intubation was brought up, which goes against my DNR wishes.

There has been much discussion over this. I am giving it a 14 day maximum limit on the vent. My family will keep you all updated.


  1. Praying for your speedy recovery, Pateeta. xoxoxo

  2. Sending Love to you Patty.


  3. i wish id found your blog sooner, my prayers are with you and yours also!

  4. Intense prayers right now.
    Love you.

  5. thinking about you. Peace and calm to you XX

  6. bobbie

    What a woman. Her post shares so much about the person she is and how even with all she is enduring, she is reaching out to others and sending her love. Remarkable.
    Sending love and prayers to Pateeta and her family.

    ReplyBy Dodie
    Thoughts & prayers for Pateeta and her family

    ReplyBy lifgran
    So sad for her but even still her personality shines through. Prayers for her and the family.

    ReplyBy kWal
    Prayers and love to her and her family.

    ReplyBy Pana
    My prayers are being sent for you and your family. May God bless you and keep you.

    ReplyBy Maura
    Many prayers are being sent.... Maura

    ReplyBy verli
    Prayers are going up! What a blessing to have such honest info from such an incredible warrior!

    Blessings and freedom from pain!

    ReplyBy mar
    I will be sending prayers for Pateeta and her family. She sounds like a wonderful, brave woman.

    ReplyBy Rober

    Pateeta is a very brave and courageous woman. I wish only the best for her.

    ReplyBy Jul
    My prayers go to another warrior sister.......

    ReplyBy kennebe
    Thinking of Pateeta and praying for her!

    ReplyBy krakath
    prayers for you and your family


    ReplyBy Purple
    WOW Pateeta I am praying for you and with you, you have encouraged me and motivated me even more. Not knowing who you are does not change the fact that you have/are fighting the battle and that makes you a warrior. God bless you

    ReplyBy Pari
    All prayers for Pateeta and her family.

    ReplyBy Warrior
    Love and prayers for Pateeta and her family. May God grant them peace in their hearts.

    ReplyBy CathyA
    Prayers are being sent

    ReplyBy letskeepthefaith
    Posted yesterday at 1:51 pm
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    Prayers are going up right now!

    ReplyBy wannaknow
    Posted yesterday at 1:13 pm
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    My Prayers will remain going up for her, and her family.

    ReplyBy Rabbitgal
    Posted yesterday at 1:00 pm
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    Prayers sent...

    ReplyBy tex2step
    Posted yesterday at 12:54 pm
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    Sending my prayers and hope to Pateeta for peace and a pain free journey.
    She has been such a fighter. Stacey

  7. Wow. You are utterly amazing. You do know that right? So hope this works as hoped and gives you relief.

  8. Pateeta, More love from your OC sisters

    By rozet
    Posted today at 2:06 am
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    You are such a gracious and brave lady.

    Prayers to you that your transition will be loving and peaceful.
    Prayers for "the peace that passeth all understanding" for your family.

    ReplyBy OnEagle
    Posted today at 5:59 am
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    Sending my prayers to her and her family

    ReplyBy ajt
    Posted today at 6:01 am
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    Prayers and thoughts are with her and her family.

    ReplyBy 4sis
    Posted today at 6:14 am
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    Love to you & your loved ones. Your words of truth are comforting. Peace to us all.

    ReplyBy vj
    Posted today at 7:13 am
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    Hi Pateeta. Your style of writing is nicely descriptive, so it is easy to picture exactly what you are going through. I could imagine/almost feel what you are feeling when you said "It's a weird feeling." I believe that it is very similar to the feeling that I would have in your situation. Experience and greater understanding help many of us to face life's challenges more easily and with greater peace of mind. Thank you for your help with that.
    I hope that things take an unexpected turn and that I get to read many more of your blogs. If not, then I wish you a peaceful journey filled with well-being and love.

    ReplyBy Quilt
    Posted today at 7:15 am
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    Prayers and gentle thoughts for you and your family.
    Great attitude with making your transition. See you in the bright light.

    ReplyBy cha
    Posted today at 8:54 am
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    Remarkable! You are still helping others! You are a powerful woman!

  9. Hang tough and know we are all pulling for you. Your updates are priceless and so are you.


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