HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Member Journals > known2b's Journal

Thinking about my doctors appt yesterday 08-03-2004 - 04:22 PM
I do not even know where to start.... First off I am a CANCER SURVIVOR. I have had a total of 3 surgeries with in the past 2 years +/-.

First one was for the hyst, it was for a pelvic mass and a CA-125 of 235 (normal 0-35). Thankfully I didn't have OVCA but did come out with Cervical cancer stage 2b. I have had normal paps, although infrequent. Even the one done by an ob/gyn just before my surgery was normal. I had Chemo and radiation for the cancer and was left in limbo, wondering what was next.

Well the first pap after the surgery was fine, but the second one in june of 2003 Well..... the doctor could see the abnormal cells with the naked eye, not good news. I had a CT scan, PET scan, and bone scan all came back normal. Thank GOD!!! But I still had to undergo a colposcopy under anesthesia. The biopsies came back with the cancer coming back. So at the end of August I had to go back under the knife to have it taken out. (surgery #2) I had recovered fast from the surgery, maybe too fast. I ended up forming a fistula. OOOPS it went from the size of a pencil point (.)to the size of a quarter in a period of a month or so. Well off to surgery #3, formation of a new bladder. At first I was upset about it but in time I have gotten use to it.

Well.... now to today August 3, 2004. I had went to my gyn/onc the end of june. Okay fine did pap doc says see you in 4 months..... A couple of weeks later I find out that OOOPPPSSS she was wrong I will see you August 2, for another colposcopy. So okay I get geared up for the colposcopy and she does the viniger ??? test. And then schedules me for a colposcopy under anesthesia. I meen why didn't she doo that to begin with??? Ole well, so now I have to wait untill the end of the month August 31, 2004 to have this done. BUMMER!~!!!!!!

I am a person that hates to wait I want to KNOW NOW!!!!!!!!!

Everything runs thru my mind, all the questions that I had when I was first diagnosed with this blasted cancer.

By the way thank you in advance for reading this journal I just hope that I can help at least one person.

Most of all, those of you that still have your cervix and or related parts.


Pugdoglover said at 08-03-2004 - 04:34 PM
I am sorry to hear you have to wait for your colposcopy. It seems like all we do is "hurry up and wait" sometimes...and it's not fun.
I know for me, the longer I have to wait for something I am nervous about, the more time I have to obsess about it.

Hang in there, take care of yourself as you spend this time waiting, and keep us posted as you go through this.



deegeorge said at 08-03-2004 - 04:52 PM
's known2b's... And most of all to journaling. I love to journal here and I am sure most of all you will get all the support you need here. Everyone is wonderful and kind and really tries to keep up and let you know they care.

If you dont mind me asking.. why is it that they want to do the colposcopy under anestisia? I just wondered. I had it done many times without any anestisia...

Well take care and try not to obsess about it all . I know it is hard to play the waiting game..



gemsab said at 08-03-2004 - 05:01 PM
s Jane and to Journaling. I hope it helps to sort out all your medical problems in your mind and heart by writing it down. I admire you so much! Hang in there hun......all in due time.



Moonchime said at 08-03-2004 - 05:09 PM
to journaling known2b. You have definitely come to the right place. It feels so good to chronicle our journey through this road to recovery. I look forward to getting to know you. ~Moonchime


californiagal said at 08-03-2004 - 07:15 PM
Waiting is the hardest part. It drives me nuts to wait, but sometimes we just have to.

Have faith that everything will be fine. It's hard, I know.



icare4bunnies said at 08-03-2004 - 10:48 PM
I think most of us, if truth be told, want to know right now as well.

I will say a prayer for you.


Northlights said at 08-05-2004 - 06:06 AM
Hi and
I am so sorry to hear of your struggles, but I know what a huge help the journalling process has been for me.

I look forward to getting to know you.
Tam (Northlights)





Hysterectomy News

June 16,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing