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Jenniebean87
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Joined: Sep 2012

Good morning everyone.
I'm new here so I'm not sure where to start. I guess when it all started. When I was 23, in 2010, I was pregnant with my 3rd child. I had a pap. My paps had been abnormal for a while, but this time it was different. A colposcopy and biopsy confirmed carcinoma in situ. I was told not to worry and my OB could take care of it after my daughter was born. I had her in September of 2010. After her birth I had numerous proceedures such as cryotherapys, leeps, cold knife cone surgery and biopsies. Nothing got rid of it. I was informed that it had spread to the uterus and I could either go to an oncologist for chemo or have a hysterectomy. I chose surgery. I have a 7yr, 5yr and 2yr old who need their momma and I wasn't going to risk chemo not working. So, I had a total abdominal hysterectomy. The Dr. went in through my cesarean scar and took everything but the ovaries. She didn't want to throw me into menapause or be dependent on hormones at such a young age.

Fast forward to the beginning of the week. I had an ultrasound due to pelvic pain, weightloss and extreme tiredness. A 6x6 complex mass was found along with fluid in the pelvic cavity. It was confirmed by CT with barium and iodine.

The OB who found the mass on U/S and CT is not on my insurance. She did all that and gave me a follow up on Monday, knowing she wasn't going to get reimbursed bc she was concerned. She can't do my surgery though. The one who can, my regular OB isn't back until 2nd week of Oct. and not back in the OR till the 17th. I have an appointment with her when she returns from vacation. I have also requested an appointment with MD Anderson. If MD Anderson give me a sooner appointment after reviewing my chart, I'm taking it. I got an email back from MDA that they will call me Monday. The only gyn-oncologists are north of my city.

I had a colonoscopy a week ago and the Dr. removed a polyp and biopsied a few questionable areas. The results came back as pre-cancerous lesions. I have an appointment with the Dr. on Oct. the 19th to discuss surgery and treatment options.

It's nice to have a place to share this other than Facebook, I don't really like talking about it with people because I feel like I am whining and people have their own stuff to deal with. Anyway, I hope to meet some nice people here. =]

Chelsea71
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sep 2012

Hi and welcome. I find it sad that you have to deal with these problems at such a young age. You should be enjoying your life and focusing on your kids. Oh well, I guess if life was fair, there wouldn't be a need for this discussion board. I think you will find the group to be very helpful. There are so many people with such inspiring stories. I find that I'm able to draw strength from learning about what others have been through. I' m guessing you'll feel better once you have some more info. about your situation and a treatment plan. MD Anderson has a great reputation. The doctors are the best of the best.

Good luck.

Chelsea

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Annabelle41415
Posts: 4240
Joined: Feb 2009

So sorry that you have to be a part of this group but glad you found us. You are so young to be going through all of this. Having to wait so long for an appointment has to be nerve racking as I'm sure you want to get things going, but it sounds like the doctor you are going to is on your insurance and you've dealt with them before. Wishing you the best and let us know what the doctor wants to do.

Kim

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steveandnat
Posts: 887
Joined: Sep 2011

I hate it when such young people have to deal with such heavy duty medical problems. A good thing is being young helps fight problems better. Stay on top of your doctors and check in here when you know what is going on. Pray extra hard for you. Jeff

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Lorikat
Posts: 558
Joined: Jul 2011

Jenniebean ....I am in remission from anal cancer . One year next month, and just wanted to say M.D.Anderson is an awesome place run by awesome Doctors. I travel to Houston every three months for checkups and scans. They would be wonderful to see for a second option even if you chose not to ave treatment there. Good luck and God bless

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Brenda Bricco
Posts: 550
Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Jennie,
My gut tells me to go with MD Anderson...as you said you have a lot to live for and it's not the time to wait around for an OB to get back to the office. I hope all goes smoothly and you get a clean bill of health. By the way... it's not whinning here, it's venting and letting others that understand your fears and worries support you.
GOD's blessings to you and your family.
Brenda

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