Feb 11, 2014 - 6:56 pm
I am 46 and have been post menopausal for about 2 years. 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with uterine cancer from a endometrial biopsy. I have had off and on spotting for a little over a year, whichi I wrote off to part of menopause, and then my primary doctor wrote it off as "probably a small fibroid or something". However, the spotting became an everyday occurence, and I have had shortness of breath and fatigue,and finally decided this might be more than menopause. This prompted me to seek out a second opinion just to make sure. My hysterectomy is this Monday the 17th. It will be done witht the DaVinci Robot. I am nervous about the surgery, but more nervous because I have been having pain the last several months in the groin area, in the crease of the leg on the left side. I go for my CT scan on Thursday so I am I hoping that I will know more by then. I was wondering if anyone else experienced a similar pain? I am a positive thinker, and my mother had uterine cancer 20 years ago, and the hysterectomy took care of it. I am hoping for the same result. If nothing else, this is a great lesson in patience!!
Also, blood work shows that I have the MTHFR Gene, homozygous (meaning two copies), so I will have shots of Lovenox in the hospital and after surgery for a little while. This gene can put you at a higher risk for many things, cancer being one of them so if you aren't familiar with it, you might want to check into it.