Friday, January 16, 2009

What is happening with my body????

Ok gentlemen, unless you want to read about the internal workings of women, stop reading and go somewhere else. That said, I need to hear from those of you that are going through what I'm going through. I've already written about my body and how it does whatever it feels like doing whenever it feels like doing it. I went to my PA last month and she had me schedule an ultrasound to get some more information on what is going on with my uterus. I must say the internal ultrasound was quite an experience. Like a dildo camera. Such fun. So I get a call today and I have a cyst on one of my ovaries and there is a thickening of my uterus wall. I need to schedule and appointment for my yearly papst, plus they are going to biopsy my uterin wall. Thanks and we'll see you on the 26th... She left me hanging... So me being me, I go to the wonderful world of the internet and type in thickening of the uterus wall. I read cancer, I read common, I read hysterectomy, I read chemo and read just about everything in between. Now I'm a smart person and I'm not going hysterical because I MIGHT have cancer or I might need a hysterectomy, but I'm only 46. I've only experienced maybe a handful of hot flashes in the last couple of years. My sister who is older than me by 18 months has had a ton of female and internal problems, but no one has mentioned a hysterectomy to her. I guess I want to know if any of you have experienced this. How about the biopsy? Does it hurt. According to what I read, they have to dialate my cervix and go in and cut a piece of my uterin wall. This has to hurt. If I have a hysterectomy, I'm only 46... how long will I have to be off work? Last time I knew someone that had a hysterctomy, she was off for 6 weeks. I can't afford to be off work for 6 weeks. Have procedures gotten better. I called my mom and she says its like getting your appendix out now a days. Yeah right! My son had to have an emergency appendectomy and he was tinting his windows of his truck the same evening. I don't think I'm going to be that lucky. Do I have to go on hormones now? What's that like? I know these are questions I will be asking my PA, but that's 10 days from now. Can someone give me a glimpse of what I'm going to be going through? I hope so. Thanks for taking the time to read about my life. You're all great!

5 comments:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I have no experience with this but I always recommend staying away from the internet on medical issues until you know for sure what you are dealing with or at least have a real diagnosis. Have a headache? The internet will convince you that you have a brain tumor. You know what I mean. If it does come to a hysterectomy, I'm sure we have friends here who can tell you what to expect but I doubt you would have to be out of work for 6 weeks. Especially since your work is primarily desk work. Will keep you in my prayers. Love you!

lisa said...

I have no answers but like SMB, everyone is dying according to the internet. I think procedures have come along way with lasers, etc.

Call your PA again or ask for a nurse to answer your questions. You'll feel alot better.

Glad to see you posting again.

Wunderwoman said...

Calm down!! Had the same thing happen to me (I was almost 40)oh man, I've been soooo resisting putting my age out there. The biopsy is uncomfortable but not really painful. I worked in a factory with heavy lifting, pulling and went back to work 4 weeks after hysterectomy. As long as they leave your ovaries you shouldn't need replacement hormones, with all the controversy surrounding them they're really hard to get anyways. Most times hysterectomy is last alternative, when I was having problems I first tried plain old birth control pills and when they didn't work then surgery was brought up, but now there are probably other alternatives. Calm down, take a deep breath, don't freak until you know what is going on!! We're here for you;)

qtpie said...

SMB, Lisa and Wunderwoman

Thanks for writing back. The more I've read, the more I think the thickening of my uterine wall may have everything to do with where I am in my cycle. I'm hoping I just had the ultrasound done at the wrong time. A cyst I've dealt with before. Didn't even know I had one. I really appreciate your responses though. It seems like all I do is bitch in my posts. I think it has to do with it being cold and dark outside most of the time. I'm ready for spring. Only 2 more months to go...

Wunderwoman said...

Girl, don't be so hard on yourself. It is scary when your body decides to whatever the shit it wants;)

Remember we are here for you...