Jun 05, 2009 - 3:42 pm
Hi, my name is Caz, I'm 54 and I had a da Vinci hysterectomy on May 20th for endometrial cancer. The diagnosis was complete shock to me (as I am sure it is to everyone) I went to my doctor on April 2nd as I had a very small amount of pinkish discharge and was worried about it, having been in menopause for a couple of years.I had a pap smear which was negative, so I was sent for a transvaginal ultrasound and then an MRI 2 days later. I was referred to a gynaecologist who did a biopsy. He called a few days later to say that I had cancer and I was then referred to a gyn oncologist. I saw him on May 11th and then had the surgery a week later. This has all been such a whirlwind! I went to my post op this week and the doctor told me I had "won the lottery" as I also had ovarian cancer in my left ovary, which wouldn't have been found otherwise as I had no symptoms and it didn't show on the MRI. He told me that they were both stage 1 and that I wouldn't require any further treatment apart from regular checkups. I have read a lot of your posts and now wonder if I am woefully "under educated" about it all? I don't know what grade I am or anything, just Stage 1. I have a follow up appointment on August 4th and would appreciate any help about what questions I should be asking. I'm afraid that at my post op appointment I was very naive, although I have to say I was kind of in a state of shock. I don't think I have really processed it all yet.Thanks everyone, it feels good to be able to get this off my chest.