Apr 08, 2014 - 12:47 pm
Hi! Am new to this board. Diagnosed about 6 weeks ago, had major symptoms since November, but looking back probably all summer. A GYN actually felt the tumor in December and decided what he felt that was "hard as a rock" was constipation, didn't even do a rectal, and ordered a D&C and ablation as I was having "dysfunctional uterine bleeding" from fibroids. I'm 63. An ablation would have been about the worse thing I could have had. Fortunately knew enough to refuse and went to a different GYN in January and she found the tumor right away, said the DUB was from the tumor that had gone through the vaginal wall. Not sure about that, but know the tumor is into the vaginal wall. I'm stage 3 because a couple of lymph nodes were positive right around the tumor, but it has still taken all this time to get treatment going--biopsies, PET, port, etc. Starting radiation and chemo on Monday. Scared to death. Anabel--going through the same emotional rollercoaster as you. But I think denial is a good thing for the moment--there is nothing more that I can do at this point. It will be real again soon enough on Monday when I start treatment.
Now have 3 great doctors who think there is a good chance the tumor will be gone by the end of treatment and "only" a 40% chance it will recur. Wish I could believe that.
Wishing everyone on this board good news. Hope to get to know you better and give what support I can.