Feb 06, 2013 - 9:05 am
I was diagnosed on Monday, 2/4/13, with endometrial cancer as a result of a biopsy. Based on the conversation with my Gyn, it seemed that this would be fairly straight forward and routine....surgery, follow-up treatment decisions if needed. However, after spending all day Tuesday reading and researching, my positive, fighting spirit is being overwhelmed and I am beginning to feel a bit of fear in the pit of my stomach. This may take a while and may not be easy to treat/overcome. Over the next few weeks, I am literally going to be making decisions that will determine if I live or die. Hope this doesn't sound melodramatic.
My first onc/gyn appointment is scheduled for next Tuesday and I am beginning to dread it. OMG...I have an ONCOLOGIST!!! Will I have a late stage aggressive cancer or an easy to treat localized tumor? Will I need radiation before surgery..if surgery is even an option? The research has really thrown me into a tailspin. On Monday I felt in control and now I feel like I am in a surreal nightmare.
So...I am reaching out to you ladies to find out what your experience was for your first gyn/onc appointment. The fact that it is 2 hours makes me wonder what the heck we're going to talk about or if there will be additional tests that day.
Also, what did you do to reign in the creeping fear?