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Scared, waiting on uterine biopsy results

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  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832

    Update 5/4
    I have an appt with a Gyno/Oncologist on Wed 5/9. The Onco nurse told me that he will want a CAT scan prior to surgery. Currently my gyno is talking about removing the mass and the one ovary. However, after reading everything I've read...I'm going to encourage a complete hysterectomy. My thinking is...I'm 51, my family is complete, no plan for anymore children. Plus, I've still got this problem with my uterine lining being too thick. I'd rather get it all out and lessen my chances of cancer or (worst case) a reoccurence if it is cancer.

    I felt so energetic and completely healthy prior to all of this starting. No pains, no problems. Now it seems as though I have so many aches & pains. **Funny thing is I got a call from my gyno ofc with the results of my routine blood work and I'm healthy as a horse, LOL. Low cholesterol, red cell and white cell count good, etc. I'm sure all these pains are in my head. My stomach hurts all the time, I've lost 7lbs in 2 weeks. I swear that I now feel pressure/pain on my right side (where the mass is). I know this couldn't have all changed in a matter of 2 weeks. I know I'm worried about a lot of stuff. I'm worried that getting a hysterectomy and being forced into menopause without hormones will ruin my sex life with my husband of 30 yrs. And then of course if it is cancer that is a whole new group of things to think about.

    Thanks everyone for you information and encouragement. Hugs (Cindy).

    Good to see the gyn/oncologist
    Cindy-
    I'm so pleased (and also sorry) you will be seeing a gyecologic oncologist. Having hung around here for 2 years now and also having 3 close personal friends who also had endometrial cancers, it really does make a difference. You will be in well-trained hands and under the care of a typically very smart brain (the years of training are pretty impressive - IMHO only someone with a whole lot of itellectual curiousity would pursue such a rigorous course of post MD training) and experience in whatever might be going on with you. All of your concerns are justified - this is scarey territory. Your good general health will be a big plus for you.

    I'm adding my encouragement and well wishes for you!
    Suzanne
  • light42day
    light42day Member Posts: 62

    Good to see the gyn/oncologist
    Cindy-
    I'm so pleased (and also sorry) you will be seeing a gyecologic oncologist. Having hung around here for 2 years now and also having 3 close personal friends who also had endometrial cancers, it really does make a difference. You will be in well-trained hands and under the care of a typically very smart brain (the years of training are pretty impressive - IMHO only someone with a whole lot of itellectual curiousity would pursue such a rigorous course of post MD training) and experience in whatever might be going on with you. All of your concerns are justified - this is scarey territory. Your good general health will be a big plus for you.

    I'm adding my encouragement and well wishes for you!
    Suzanne

    Uterine biopsy results
    Cindy,
    I'm also glad that you've decided to go ahead with the surgery. It will give you some peace of mind to get it taken care of. You will feel better afterwards, too. I had constant pain in my lower abdomen before my surgery and now it's totally gone!

    Best wishes and prayers for a good outcome and healing!
  • jazzy1
    jazzy1 Member Posts: 1,379

    Update 5/4
    I have an appt with a Gyno/Oncologist on Wed 5/9. The Onco nurse told me that he will want a CAT scan prior to surgery. Currently my gyno is talking about removing the mass and the one ovary. However, after reading everything I've read...I'm going to encourage a complete hysterectomy. My thinking is...I'm 51, my family is complete, no plan for anymore children. Plus, I've still got this problem with my uterine lining being too thick. I'd rather get it all out and lessen my chances of cancer or (worst case) a reoccurence if it is cancer.

    I felt so energetic and completely healthy prior to all of this starting. No pains, no problems. Now it seems as though I have so many aches & pains. **Funny thing is I got a call from my gyno ofc with the results of my routine blood work and I'm healthy as a horse, LOL. Low cholesterol, red cell and white cell count good, etc. I'm sure all these pains are in my head. My stomach hurts all the time, I've lost 7lbs in 2 weeks. I swear that I now feel pressure/pain on my right side (where the mass is). I know this couldn't have all changed in a matter of 2 weeks. I know I'm worried about a lot of stuff. I'm worried that getting a hysterectomy and being forced into menopause without hormones will ruin my sex life with my husband of 30 yrs. And then of course if it is cancer that is a whole new group of things to think about.

    Thanks everyone for you information and encouragement. Hugs (Cindy).

    Cindy
    I had a complete hysterectomy at age of 52 yrs...and my menopausal symptoms were very, very minimal. When I asked doc, "well where are these symptoms"? He told me consider myself lucky as others seem to slide right thru them. Hoping this is you as well.

    I felt healthy as a horse prior to cancer diagnosis, but this crazy devil called "cancer" is sneaky...... has a mind of it's own. Try to take it one day at a time...don't overload your mind with worry. We can only handle one thing before us and right now scheduling surgery and get everything ok'd with docs is your fist step. The next steps will come as you complete the first one, etc.

    Hugs,
    Jan
  • daisy366
    daisy366 Member Posts: 1,458

    Uterine biopsy results
    Cindy,
    I'm also glad that you've decided to go ahead with the surgery. It will give you some peace of mind to get it taken care of. You will feel better afterwards, too. I had constant pain in my lower abdomen before my surgery and now it's totally gone!

    Best wishes and prayers for a good outcome and healing!

    Cindy
    I also think a total hysterectomy is prudent.

    Stay positive and hang in there, you will be OK!

    Mary Ann
  • Ro10
    Ro10 Member Posts: 1,561
    jazzy1 said:

    Cindy
    I had a complete hysterectomy at age of 52 yrs...and my menopausal symptoms were very, very minimal. When I asked doc, "well where are these symptoms"? He told me consider myself lucky as others seem to slide right thru them. Hoping this is you as well.

    I felt healthy as a horse prior to cancer diagnosis, but this crazy devil called "cancer" is sneaky...... has a mind of it's own. Try to take it one day at a time...don't overload your mind with worry. We can only handle one thing before us and right now scheduling surgery and get everything ok'd with docs is your fist step. The next steps will come as you complete the first one, etc.

    Hugs,
    Jan

    Cindy wishing you good results
    Hope your CAT scan gives you good results and yout hysterectomy gives you a stage 1 or no cancer at all. Sending you hugs and good wishes. In peace and caring.
  • lovinglife51
    lovinglife51 Member Posts: 9

    Update 5/4
    I have an appt with a Gyno/Oncologist on Wed 5/9. The Onco nurse told me that he will want a CAT scan prior to surgery. Currently my gyno is talking about removing the mass and the one ovary. However, after reading everything I've read...I'm going to encourage a complete hysterectomy. My thinking is...I'm 51, my family is complete, no plan for anymore children. Plus, I've still got this problem with my uterine lining being too thick. I'd rather get it all out and lessen my chances of cancer or (worst case) a reoccurence if it is cancer.

    I felt so energetic and completely healthy prior to all of this starting. No pains, no problems. Now it seems as though I have so many aches & pains. **Funny thing is I got a call from my gyno ofc with the results of my routine blood work and I'm healthy as a horse, LOL. Low cholesterol, red cell and white cell count good, etc. I'm sure all these pains are in my head. My stomach hurts all the time, I've lost 7lbs in 2 weeks. I swear that I now feel pressure/pain on my right side (where the mass is). I know this couldn't have all changed in a matter of 2 weeks. I know I'm worried about a lot of stuff. I'm worried that getting a hysterectomy and being forced into menopause without hormones will ruin my sex life with my husband of 30 yrs. And then of course if it is cancer that is a whole new group of things to think about.

    Thanks everyone for you information and encouragement. Hugs (Cindy).

    Update after Surgery 5/22
    Well...I now have the answers and I'm a very lucky girl, we caught a very aggressive cancer, very early. During my hysterectomy doctors determined that I have Fallopian Tube Cancer, which is very rare. Stage 1a, Grade 3. I 'm recovering really fast after my surgery which was exactly 1 week ago today and I'm off all pain meds and have been doing some extensive walking to gain my strength back before chemo starts. I'll be getting 6 chemo treatments of taxol/carboplatin, 3 weeks apart...starting in a couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you for your support!!! Any tips on dealing with chemo..??
  • LizGrrr
    LizGrrr Member Posts: 124

    Update after Surgery 5/22
    Well...I now have the answers and I'm a very lucky girl, we caught a very aggressive cancer, very early. During my hysterectomy doctors determined that I have Fallopian Tube Cancer, which is very rare. Stage 1a, Grade 3. I 'm recovering really fast after my surgery which was exactly 1 week ago today and I'm off all pain meds and have been doing some extensive walking to gain my strength back before chemo starts. I'll be getting 6 chemo treatments of taxol/carboplatin, 3 weeks apart...starting in a couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you for your support!!! Any tips on dealing with chemo..??

    Chemo tips
    Stay hydrated
    Take laxatives and stool softeners ( hemmorhoids, fistulas, fissures are all complications of constipation you dint want)
    Ambien is wonderful
    The bad taste in your mouth will be temporary
    Hydrocodone is not the only painkiller available
    Holler if the chemo hurts... It's not supposed to
    Naps are wonderful
    Lots of sunscreen - you'll burn faster
    Bald is beautiful
    Take advantage of the good days
  • lynnjane62
    lynnjane62 Member Posts: 1
    my story

    wow just read your story, ita like your also telling mine,,going thru the exact same thing, and also freaking out.in reference to loveing life.