A Brief Update
January 14, 2017 5:50am CST
I posted two discussion earlier about begin diagnosed with endometrial cancer and having a hysterectomy earlier this week. I was home the day of the procedure, which was something I’m so grateful for. Being able to sleep in my own bed and recover in the privacy of my own home is such a relief it’s hard to put into words. I’ve experience almost no pain. It’s not that I am immune to pain. I'm a coward when it comes to pain. I just haven’t felt it. I’ve gone walking a little farther every day, with the exception of one day when it rained all day. I can’t drive yet. I’m supposed to wait a week. But I’ve done laundry and made the bed, empty the dishwasher and other little household chores without a second thought. Got a call from the doctor. The pathologist's report showed no sign of cancer. This is over. I’m so glad. Thank you once again to everyone (especially Coral) for all the encouraging words. It means a lot. As a public service announcement, I will say to women please get any abnormal bleeding checked out.
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That is wonderful news. Onward and upward as far as your healing goes, now you can go forward without that nagging fear of what if...... I have a referral to see someone regarding something that could be related, but don't see them until March-I'm very scared.
@msiduri I went to my family doctor in December, and of course I put that off a few months longer then I really should have, and when he told me that he'd refer me I laughed and asked how many months will that take, asking if it would be 6, but he said that he'd put a "rush" on it. I had an ultrasound done 3 days later, so that was definitely a rush order, but this isn't. The referral system up here is really a joke. I have an appointment in March for a referral from last September for another issue-imagine!
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@Juliaacv Oh, my gosh. I don't know what to say. I really am flabbergasted. For years, the conventional wisdom was that Canadians with money came to the U.S. to have elective procedures that would take a while, but the assumptions was that overall, the Canadian system took much better care of the average citizen. This isn't elective. It's not like you're have in your nose done. I first went to the doctor after having symptoms in November.
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That is really good news. I'm currently awaiting surgery to find out if I have ovarian cancer. I have to wait 30 days for the surgery because I guess that's protocol after you sign paperwork giving your consent to have your reproductive organs removed if needed. I'm terrified. I also had surgery to remove an endometrial polyp last year (which caused abnormal bleeding) but fortunately no cancer was detected.
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WOW. I can understand you're being terrified. I'm hoping for the best for you. It strikes me as silly to make you wait in agony for 30 days, though. If it's a scheduling issue, not much can be done. But if it's a matter of making you wait so you can think over your decision, (and pull your hair out in the meantime) that's just utter nonsense. Please let us know how it turns out.