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11/27/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our Caringbridge Website. We are using this to update everyone at one time and in one place. Please know that the constant prayers and support are very much appreciated. My apologies for not telling everyone right away. I had to process and found that focusing on my family, getting things ready for me to be off work for a bit was the best way for me to deal with this. and OK, I was also trying to ignore Cancer!!! Probably time to deal with this. Ugg....
I honestly didn't see this Journey coming. I began having some post menopausal bleeding back in May. I just chalked it up to Mother Nature's bad sense of humor!!! I had gone in for a med check and as I was talking to my primary about things, I was laughing about it to her. She on the other hand wasn't thinking this was funny and explained we needed to keep an eye on it. I brushed it off and told her I would see her in August. By August, the bleeding had picked up to weekly but still I wasn't concerned figuring there was a simple reason and solution to this. However, Now she really was. So I had all my annual women tests that we all love, NOT, and they all came back negative!!! Let that be a lesson to you all!!! Uterine Cancer does not necessarily show up on a pap smear!!!
Anyway, I was still scheduled to see a regular gynecologist for a follow up on the bleeding. So on the 12th of September, I went in for what I assumed was just going to be a visit with the Dr. You know , like we were just going to talk and come up with a simple reason for this. However, before I left, I had been through a biopsy and was immediately going right over for an ultrasound. It was the first time, I heard this could be Cancer. Just a few days later, I received the call that I had Complex Hyperplasia with Atepia and an appointment for a D & C. So after the lovely D & C, I was then officially diagnosed with Grade 1 Uterine Cancer. Well, now that wasn't expected!!! I finally found a Oncologist Gynecologist that I like and trust and now have a game plan of sorts. I love this world of unknown. We won't know what Stage of Cancer I have until after the Radical Hysterectomy which is scheduled for the 28th of November. I am also scheduled for a colonoscopy the week of Thanksgiving on the 22nd so that they can determine prior to surgery, if there are other areas of concern.