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wyndcloud
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I need to have a cone biopsy and I'm scared cause I'm 66 years old. Anyone have one who has input for me?

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kmygil
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Hi Sweetie,

Don't worry about the cone biopsy. If it is like a cold cone surgery, you will be just fine; age is a number. It is normally outpatient surgery, so you should get to go home the same day with all the standard warnings about operating heavy machinery. When I had mine done, I went home and slept it off. I was fine the next day.

I think all recovery, no matter what from, depends on our health and attitude, not our age.
You will be fine. When are you having this done?

Kirsten

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wyndcloud
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July 2nd is my surgery... Cone and D&C under general anesthesia. I was told my pap smear was cancer and then a gyn said it looked like cancer and I went to a gyn/oncologist and she took samples from vagina, cervix and uterus and they came back NO cancer but now we need to get a better look into cervix and uterus. I'm a very nervous person to begin with.... and a 10 year BC survivor so I thought I was through with CA.... yeah, right!

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kmygil
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Congratulations on 10 years! I'm sorry you are having to go through this worry, but since the biopsies from the vagina, cervix AND uterus came back negative, you have every reason to be optimistic. I know it is stupid to tell someone not to be nervous, so I won't, but do whatever you can to keep yourself calm and positive.

The more I read and the more I talk to people, the more I feel that one is never really finished with cancer once it invades your life. It is more like a chronic condition that must be monitored and dealt with. Unfortunately, it is more life threatening than, say, psoriasis. I also try to keep in mind that barring accident or unforseen medical conditions, we simply know how we probably are going to leave the world at some future date. Most people don't have the advantage of being able to plan so precisely.

I will be thinking of you. I just know you will be fine.

Kirsten

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wyndcloud
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I get my results on the 17th. My doctor told my family things looked pretty good but I worry because when I had my breast cancer the doctor also told me things looked good so I was alone when I went for the results and found out I had breast cancer... the cancer was hidden inside the cyst in my breast. So until I hear that ALL is well, I am a bit nervous. The cone biopsy and D&C on the same day was a lot and my asthma kicked in and then because my asthma kicked in they gave me a breathing treatment and then I got hyper from the breathing treatment and went into a panic attack and needed to take Xanax. LOL Thanks for the encouraging words and I totally agree that once a cancer you have to be prepared for another. Someday we will find out why cancer is and how to fix it.

justolsuzie
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Joined: Mar 2004

i had cone in 1981, did great but it is painful but thats shortlived. know you will do fine. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Maziedoe
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Joined: Jan 2008

It will be over before you know it..hang in there

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