Jul 23, 2012 - 3:02 pm
Not particularly worried about cancer (endometrial tissue was fine), but it's still girl parts, so I'm going to vent here.
My daughter is 39 and had a uterine ablation on the 6th because of excessive almost daily bleeding. She also has pretty significant cramping and has all the hormonal pms stuff. The hope was that the ablation would take care of the bleeding and then the rest of the stuff wouldn't seem as bad. I packed up and got on the airplane to stay with her after surgery. She was absolutely fine the next day, went to the gym and has been actively exercising since. We had a nice time together. And she may have done too much, but she was told to do whatever she felt like.
Last week (around the 16th) she called upset because she had severe cramping. She figured it was about time for her period and was worried that while the ablation may have taken care of the bleeding, she was still cramping significantly. The pain got worse and she ended up in urgent care Friday evening. They tested for UTI and did a CBC and everything came back fine, so they sent her home on pain meds and an appointment with her gynecologist early this morning.
More tears this morning. She's so frustrated and frightened. The gyn didn't know what was going on, but ordered a CT scan and told her to come back in a week and to keep taking pain meds as needed. Now we're waiting for the CT appointment and she's a wreck (so am I). She's worried about missing work, worried about what might be wrong with her, and hating to be in pain.
I'm telling you, the older I get, the more discouraged I am about all the things that can go wrong with women. It seems like if something doesn't go wrong when you're younger and end up having a hysterectomy for whatever reason, it all just sits there and festers and gets cancer! Grrrrrrr.
Thanks for "listening".