May 30, 2010 - 12:59 am
I know that most of you have really been through worse. I probably seem like a whiner.
My back ground is that I am 57, and my youngest is 30 now.
My family of origin's leading cause of death is cancer. My parents both but most importantly, my mother worked in X-ray when she became pregnant with me and through my first trimester.
It was discovered that I have unexplained hemataurea at 19 and was told I probably shouldn't marry or have children because I would likely die of kidney cancer. (didn't happen, although they (drs) still go into panic mode when they see that I always do have blood in the urine.
I had 2 cervical pre-malignant tumors that although required 3 mo paps for a long time never came back.
Soon after my youngest was born I went for treatment of hemorrhoids and they found polyps. Both of my aunts died from colon cancer since then. So I have had colonoscopy's often depending on how many polyps they find. Last time there ware 2 aggressive but pre malignant. This type had recently been reclassified and no protocol established for resect, so not done. Was supposed to follow up 1 year later.
About a year and a half ago I had severe pain and went to the ER where they determined that it was my gall bladder appeared to be full of small stones and the wall calcified. Long story short when I had the surgery it no stones, super concentrated bile and the surgeon said histology, on a scale where over 5 is malignant, it was 5. Gall bladder cancer is extremely rare and fatal. Got behind on colonoscopy due to this surgery. The surgery for that was last August. My primary has been watching my thyroid due to appearance of nodules. My urine showed macro blood in the urine and sent me to urologist and there were 2 pylops that were advanced enough that he sent a frozen section to pathology. But no cancer. Going for follow up on that next week.
The radiologist spent close to an hour on my thyroid ultra sound and it was purple for a week after but have not followed up with my primary on that. People with thyroid cancer die from other causes?
Trying to decide between drs for one at UTSW Dallas and one here coloscopy this week and...bleeding
I am so tired of running from this and just feel like giving up.
I have stage 3 Parkinson's, diabetes and go to a counselor regularly,
Thank you for listening. Is there any one else like me here?