Apr 11, 2010 - 1:26 pm
Hello. I was diagnosed with Endometrial Hyperplasia and Endometrial Carcinoma on March 25th. I am 34 years old, single no kids.
It all started because I had been bleeding everyday for a couple of months. I have had an issue for years but the doctor just put me on birth control. When I stopped taking it for other reasons I could go months without a period. I have never had a normal period since I was 12.
I started documenting how my periods were so that I could go back into the doctor and relayed how I was bleeding. My main concern was not being put back on birth control to cover up whatever the issue was. When I went to the doctor she again referred me to get an ultra sound (internal and external) again, and I was referred to an ob-gyn. Back in 2005 I went to the doctor, they put on the pill as I stated, I had an internal ultrasound and I was told that I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. But I will be fine. I didn’t think anything about it. Another main issue that came from the first visit was that I was severely anemic. I had to get liquid Iron injects for 2-3 months every week.
Fast forward to March 2010, Tuesday I had the ultra sound, Thursday I saw the ob-gyn. Friday I was having surgery. I had a polyp the larger than the size of a golf ball in my Uterus. First time I have had any type of surgery. March 25th I have my follow up appointment and he comes in and says, “We don’t have good news. You have cancer but good thing it is curable.” I am calm and fine he tells me that I would more than likely have to have a Hysterectomy. I had since I was 16 I did not want kids but that was my choice. Now the choice is getting taken away and it has been a crazy month. I had to wait 6 days before getting into the Gynecologist Oncologist. He could really answer anything about what stage I am in, if the cancer spread. He put me on progesterone and I had a MRI earlier this week. So I was told I would not hear anything until late next week from those results.
But since I meet with the gyn-oc I have been through an array of emotions; one minute I am fine, next I am pissed, next I am crying, next I am angry. I have slowly been telling family and friends. I am a private person, but I guess the more I tell the more I try to get use to the fact that I have cancer and the option of having kids will not happen.