29/9/2017 - Strong words from Teddi about the upcoming surgery

I wanted to share a social media post from Teddi onto the blog, to help convey her current state of mind on the impending treatment for her recurrence event

"Sorry this one is a little upsetting.. some of you may have noticed on my Facebook that I'm gearing up for another cancer beating battle. 
Here's the repost from my fbπŸ’ž

Ok friends! Crazy things happening on this side of the world. Despite my best efforts, the tumor i have had for more than a year is no longer playing nice and has gotten bigger/spread to a few different spots in my abdomen. My surgical team has called to let me know that the risks of waiting now outweigh the risk of the big surgery (the mother of all surgeries.. don't google that one if you're faint of heart..) This is so much craziness. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all, but turn around time is going to be quick so I thought I would get the word out sooner than later. It's most likely going to be happening as soon as a week from Wednesday (depending on my health and ability to undergo the whole thing etc). Will keep you guys informed with the details as we know them. (Like for example, were now permanent residents of Australia and so all of my treatment should be covered this time! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί) Most importantly we are hoping for them to get every last tiny little cancerous cell out of me and that none of the nasty cells get caught up and "protected" by my scar tissue. I would also like to keep as many organs as possible.. πŸ˜…

There were a couple of years there after my last surgery where I had that serious ice-cold-water-down-the-spine fear of having to go through it all again. This moment was that thing in the back of my head that caused all the worry. But here we are and I feel really ready. I feel really strong and confident that I can boss this thing and make it through to the other side. 
Ive got an epic team of support and an epic team of docs and surgeons behind me and I'm ready to do this. I just really think this disease messed with the wrong girl. πŸ’ͺ🏼 If I could make a request. One of the biggest lessons I've learned from this ordeal is to stop putting things off. Whatever it is, no excuses, just do it now. πŸ»πŸŽ‰"

Read more, see Teddi's artwork & follow Teddi (@teddiconfetti) at: https://www.instagram.com/teddiconfetti/

The above artwork is a depiction of one of Teddi's tumours, removed during our son's cesarian section in September 2013. 

The above artwork is a depiction of one of Teddi's tumours, removed during our son's cesarian section in September 2013. 

Read more about that September 2013 ordeal in the "Round 1" blog posts.