May 02, 2014 - 9:43 pm
I'm 51 years old and a few weeks ago I started bleeding (post menopause). My GP referred me to a gynocologist and he did a uterine biopsy. While doing the biopsy the doctor saw discoloring on my vulva and told me he was not concerned about uterine cancer but was concerned about what he had found and that I needed another biopsy done. I had the biopsy of my vulva done April 23 and was told results would be back no sooner than 7-10 business days so was shocked to receive a message from the dr. on April 29th saying biopsy results came back and are not good but are not the worst they could be and for me to call back. I called back and spoke with the nurse who told me I'm being referred to an oncologist and when I asked her if it was cancer she said yes, the beginning of cancer.
I am having a terrible time finding information about this. I looked up support groups and there are many in the UK, so thankfully today I found this one!
My oncologist appt is on Monday May 5th. I'm very scared and am not sure what to expect. Now I'm thinking that if they do surgery they could possibly find more problems (yes I have been googling a lot!).
What happens at the first oncologist appt?
I feel like I am watching a movie of someone else's life, not mine. Ever since I received the results I've felt so many different feelings and I have been doing the daily things that are expected of me but that's all, nothing more. I just don't feel like it this week.....
I am also unemployed due to layoffs and am waiting here about a 6 month temporary position. If I get the job I am not sure I can take it, it's a temp position and I can't just not be there if I need to have surgery. Of course my health will come first, but need to survive somehow also. I also raise my 8 year old grandson and it's just me and him.
Please help. I have read some of the posts here and it sounds like things could possibly get even scarier.