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How many more dr.'s must I see?? How many more dr.'s must I see??

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Unread 06-05-2001, 10:04 AM
How many more dr.'s must I see??

Good Lord I have been threw what feels like a thousand doctors. All with their oppinions and views of what I should do. Finally I got the "required" 2 oppinions to match and surgery is scheduled for the 26th. I feel for anyone who had to prolong their surgery just to get a second oppinion that matched!

I was diagnosed with Dysplasia in April. I know it's not cancer, only pre-cancer cells. But my largest fear was that somehow that evening I would be sitting there watching tv and >BLAM< it would somehow explode into full blown cancer. I have felt like I had an alien crawling around in me and all I knew was I WANTED IT OUT!
I still do... but I can't help but be fearful that they will open me up and find out that it's grown.

I have been blessed with 3 wonderful children who deserve to have a mother. And with faith, stength, family and friends, and of coarse my new sisters here somehow I know I'll get threw this.

Thank you for listening... Gosh I just had to vent!
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Unread 06-10-2001, 12:58 PM
How many more dr.'s must I see??

Hi Jackie,

I'm sorry there were no replys to this post. Maybe it fell into the black hole for a bit.

We ladies can control so much, but not our own thoughts. I'm sure all of us who heard the word cancer or pre-cancer went through what you described. I had so many tests and dr visits for the 14 months prior to my hyst that it just wore me down. I was lucky in that I've used a GYN/Onc for years only because my mo-in-law used him and I used to take her. I didn't have to deal with anyone else during my "run".

Hope you've been able to relax a bit as you got used to the idea. If you have any questions please post them either here or on Pre-op.

Unread 06-10-2001, 01:33 PM
How many more dr.'s must I see??

Hi Jackie!!

As EM mentioned...not sure why you didn't get any replies to this...I am in and out of this cancer concern board many times during the day, as are many of the ladies, and I just can't believe it was here before now and someone didn't see it. I see its a few days old.......hmmmmm, strange........ Wonder if it was just lost somewhere and just showing up now! Thankfully this is not a very fast moving board.

Yep....I sure can relate to your thoughts and fears. I swear if they had told me they would operate 5 minutes after finding my tumor I would have let them. But of course they couldn't and I had to wait 2 weeks.

During my CT scan, I was totally convinced they were going to find I was full of cancer, its a normal fear. But they didn't. It was contained to the tumor and surrounding tissue only, so I felt very blessed indeed. The surgery took care of the tumor, and the chemo took care of the stragler cells that were left.

Sorry to hear you had such an ordeal finding 2 doctors to agree on a diagnosis. I am sure that was very hard on you.
You will find lots of comfort and support here.
Many hugs, and best of luck with your surgery. Be sure to let us know how you are doing when you feel up to it.
Keeping you in my prayers.
Maria xo
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Unread 06-10-2001, 02:54 PM
How many more dr.'s must I see??

Hello Jackie , I truly didnt see this post so sorry.
Welcome to hyster sisters cnacer concerns. Whenever you need to get something off your mind , please come here and let it all out.
I know just how you feel. You certainly will get through this and come out on the other side feeling so good that all those nasty cells have gone.

One thing to remember is that you must have regular checkups after to make sure that the cells have not returned. Unfortunately they can do this , only in a very small % of women but it is better to be safe by doing the checkup.

I am always here to ask questions and to be a support if you need one. Take care x x x
Unread 06-10-2001, 05:55 PM
I'm so greatful, and yet saddend, that someone understands!

Thank you everyone who found me on the message board! I somehow need the support of someone who "knows"! I feel like such an outsider right now to the rest of the world, and everyone either pretends it isn't happening or doats on me to the point of suffication! I just want so much to be my old self, heck I am, just right now my friends and family are concerned and unfortunately far away from me right now. I feel like I need to be understanding to them as well... but when can I say that I dont want to talk about it? Why can't I just get a call for the heck of it anymore?

Now everything is planned, organized, scheduled, oppinions are all in, let's just get on with our lives until the "big day". I dont want to look back later in life and feel that I wasted any time!

Shoot I've got it great! People who love me, wonderful kids which I adore, and prospects for a wonderful horizon... LET'S LIVE LIFE, NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW!

I know I can't anymore! It just take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit!!!

LOVE LOVE to all of you for helping me threw my "bad" day! I feel better knowing you understand... and yet saddend that this is the way we had to meet!

Take care and let me hear from all of yall!
Unread 06-10-2001, 07:22 PM
How many more dr.'s must I see??

Hi Jackie......welcome...
I know the waiting is the hardest part. Your pre-cancer cells are NOT becoming cancer as you wait. I am pretty sure of that. I had uterine cancer had to wait a week and half for surgery, I thought the day would never come. Keeping busy is the key, and being with family and freinds is quite comforting. You do not see this now, but this does become a memory. I am all ready 3 months post - op and finished my treatments.......I never thought I would see the day. It happens and you do. I also prayed alot and that gave me comfort.........God got me through and gave me strength. You will be OK Jackie.
Good Luck!!!!!!

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