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!