Jul 30, 2012 - 3:05 pm
Has anyone out there had a recurrence of this type of cancer? I had a complete hysterectomy in February. My surgeon was exhausted by the time my turn came up on the day of surgery. I asked her if she was too tired and would like to reschedule because she looked really bad. She declined and proceeded through. Then she left town for about a month and left her patients to deal with the staff but not with a surgeon. I ended up in the emergency room where a no contrasted ct scan was performed. They found what they said could be residual ovary on my right side. I called the office and wEnt in. The nurse practitioner said it was probably just residual surgical fluid. I continue to have pain on the right side and into the leg. At the three month checkup I was told everything looked fine. Then the pap smear showed atypical cells. The surgeon said they probably were the result of the sudden cessation of estrogen.
I have my 6 month follow up next week and had a ct scan today that she wrote a script for to humor me. I called to report that I had some spotting last night. The person on phone duty asked whether it was fresh blood. It wasn't. She asked if I had been working out more than usual. I had. She indicated that it probably wasn't anything to be too concerned about since the blood wasn't fresh and I had just begun a new exercise program. I've reported pain on my right side since th surgery and it extends intomy right leg. I've had more than one urinary tract infection since surgery. Things just don't feel right. I feel like the surgeon did the part she enjoyed and now the follow-up isn't interesting enough for her. There is someone else in her practice that came highly recommended. I don't know if they'd let me switch doctors, but I don't have a good feeling about this one.