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Thursday....and doctor appointment

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I had to leave work yesterday as the cramping came back. I stayed in bed all day yesterday. The only thing that would help was a heating pad and laying still. I kept my appointment with the new ob/gyn. Perhaps I should back up a little and give a little history on myself.

Back in 2002, I found out that I had hundreds of polyps in my colon. The polyps were the onset of cancer. I ended up having all of my colon removed in August 2002. I had a temporary ileostomy for 4 months to allow the reconstruction to heal. Hence, my life changed drastically and to this day, I am still experimenting with what I can and can't eat. I may post another blog later to explain this in more detail.

Now onto the problem I was seen for today. I was diagnosed with having a fibroid tumor in my uterus and year ago. The doctor I was seeing then just put me on birth control for 2 months and then went on like it was nothing. I have been well until November when I began having painful cramps. Then in December, my period became irregular again. Today, the new doctor examined me.My uterus is extremely inflamed. And immediately after he shared some news with me. I had never been told before that it was highly unlikely that I would ever get pregnant again, let alone have a full term pregnancy. He said that because of all the scar tissue, I had little to no chances. I will either require hysterectomy, a partial hysterectomy, or if I am lucky, he will be able to leave everything and just remove the lining of my uterus. I will know more after the ultrasound on Tuesday. Needless to say, I am crushed. I did have hope of one more child. Why was I not told any of this before????

Moving forward, I can't change it and I must carry on. I did talk with the doctor about my physical activity and if it would be better for me to continue on my scheduled workouts and running. He said to keep on with my running and workouts as staying active will help my recovery process.

Please pray that I won't require a full hysterectomy or partial. I am praying for just removal of the lining in my uterus (endometrial ablation). I will know more next week. Thanks in advance for your prayers and support.
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  • DOPKIGIRL
    emoticon Melissa, I am SO sorry to hear about this. That is devastating and also frustrating too. I would be livid with the previous doctor for not bringing to my attention, as you could have planned accordingly. I am hoping they find the problem and a cure, but also prevent you from having any type of hysterectomy. Please keep me informed.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you strength.

    Have a good day!!
    3595 days ago
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    I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope everything turns out as well as possible.
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    3599 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear of your health problems. And to be told that you may need a hysterectomy when you weren't even aware that you had a problem must be a complete shock. I will pray that all is required is the ablation. You are a very strong person to have made it through colon cancer, don't let this get you down emotionally. Remember that we are here for you. Thank you for sharing your story and just know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    3600 days ago
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