Thursday, January 07, 2010
Well, I finally decided to catch up on my blog. Life got interesting the week before Thanksgiving. I had gone to my doctor for my annual physical the week before and I received a call that she wanted to talk to me about my test results. I didn't think there was a problem, but was I in for a surprise.
My pap test had shown some cells from my endometrium and they showed there was cancer up there. I asked her if it could possibly be a false positive and asked if we could just do the pap test again, she said no because that test just tests the cervix and that was clear. So I sat there in her office just stunned and crying as I tried to wrap my brain around the diagnosis adenocarcinoma, endometrial.
The next few weeks went by in a blur, I had two more ultrasounds, an appointment with my GYN and another endometrial biopsy (all showed no cancer), a consultation with an oncologist and setting my surgery date.
Wel that date is almost here. I am having surgery at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital on Friday. The oncologist feels that we have caught the cancer early enough (praise God for that) and I won't have to go through any further treatment after the hysterectomy. He will check some lymph nodes to verify that but I think we are good to go.
I can see God's hand in all of this over the past 6 months or so. I had these same tests including the pap test, done without any sign of cancer in June. I just happened to be have my favorite time of month in November so the cells were able to come down and be discovered. Subsequent test have been clear as well.
I am ready for Friday, I think. I am now officially off from both of my jobs for the next 4 - 6 weeks. It felt really good to turn over my keys to the lady who is filling in for some of my responsibilities.
Well, I need to get a bit more sleep tonight, tomorrow is a fun day of packing stuff up so I can stay with my mom for the first couple of weeks.
I will be back soon and start my journey again.
Oh, I almost forgot, one thing I learned when I did a search on WebMD for endometrial cancer; fat cells produce estrogen! Which I guess is not a good thing for our bodies, just another motivating factor to really start on eating better and doing whatever I need to do to eat healthier in my future.