Jan 10, 2012 - 7:44 pm
I started posting/reading about 2 weeks ago and have already learned so much from all of you. The information, while distressing at times, has also given me comfort as I wait to see what is going on. I also feel it is so mush more authoritative than the typlical WebMD entry.
Today my doc told me they found fluid in my uterus - he didn't elaborate (and I didnt think too much of it at the time) but I came back home and googled it and I didn't think it looked very good at all (and I am not pregnant). He did tell me in the office visit that he didnt think I had anything to worry about though. And he said my blood levels looked good. But the fluid in the uterus sounds bad from my googling. Any opinions?
He then performed the biopsy. He kept saying there was so much tissue in there - he removed something that was "walnut-sized" and also found a polyp on my cervix. He said I may need a D&C next as additional polyps can be hiding in all that tissue. I had an ultrasound last week and was told it showed a "too thick endometrium". What originally lead me to the doctor was cramping (mild and 24/7 since 12/16).
He is starting me on some meds today (I think progestin but I haven't picked it up from the pharmacy yet) for 2 weeks to add hormones to me, which would induce a period and then he wanted to see if that would relieve the cramping. Also, I have a prolapsed urethra which he said might be benefited from the hormones.
He said it will take a week for biopsy results.
In the interim, I am reading the book Anti-Cancer which has brought me a bunch of relief. I am trying to eat as proscribed by the book - that way I feel like I am at least being proactive while I wait - controlling something.
How many of you are engaged in special diets or eating vegan? What are on your "must" lists and "no way" lists?
I ate vegan the last 4 days (so not me since I am a pasta and potatoes girl) and it wasn't terrible but today I noticed tiredness and lack of energy so I splurged on a whole wheat turkey sandwich.
Also, how do you stay calm while awaiting test results. I am mostly OK but would welcome any tips.