Some of life’s big moments stick out in our minds. For better or worse, the memories are so vivid that recalling these experiences is akin to reliving them. For Melinda Fiebig, Valentine’s Day is one of those days.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Melinda underwent a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan that revealed she had stage III ovarian cancer. Her diagnosis was followed two weeks later by surgery to remove her uterus, cervix, both of her ovaries, appendix, part of her intestines, and the cancer cells from her abdominal lining. Melinda’s surgery lasted many hours and necessitated a longer-than-anticipated recovery in the hospital.