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Unread 04-08-2012, 02:40 PM
how long?

from the time you were scheduled till your actual surgery how long did you have to wait? i got 2 weeks and 2 days notice... seems like some of ya'll had had months notice.. and it scares me as to why they did mine so soon.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 02:59 PM
Re: how long?

Well, in my case it was about a week between consultation with the GYN/ONC and the hysterectomy, and about two and a half weeks after the D&C at which they diagnosed the endometrial cancer. I wanted to get it over with and the surgeon had an opening and I grabbed it.

I think it depends a lot on the facility and the doctors and how tightly they're scheduled. I think you said in another post that your biopsy was clear, so maybe they just figured you'd want the earliest possible date to put an end to your suffering?
Unread 04-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Re: how long?

the endometrial biopsy was clear, they haven't done one on the tumor yet, she said it was so big that no matter what it had to come out it would be easier on me to biopsy it after its out
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Unread 04-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Re: how long?

Oh, okay. I think you have a fibroid? Fibroids are rarely malignant, I think - mine were not. If the doctor didn't mention a reason for the timing, it's likely that that's just how the schedule worked out. I guess they figure less time for us to be nervous.

Good luck to you!
Unread 04-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Re: how long?

I had two weeks notice - no biopsies, tumors, cancer worries or "hurry up and get it out" issues.
Unread 04-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Re: how long?

i hope ya'll are right... i know its my medical background that makes me worry so shoulda stuck with law enforcement...
Unread 04-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Re: how long?

I was originally scheduled three weeks out. Then , she fell and fractured her hand, so it was another four weeks out...
Unread 04-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Re: how long?

My doc said she prefers to schedule 8-12 weeks out to give time to get any testing or insurance kinks taken care of. I knew my insurance approves stuff quickly so I requested a 6 week timeframe. That gave me time to arrange childcare, get the house in order, husband to get time off, etc.
Unread 04-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Re: how long?

I saw a surgeon who agreed a hyster is called for back in early February, and she generally schedules 6-8 weeks out. But with various scheduling issues on my end (husband/parents/my work), I knew I couldn't do it until mid-May at the earliest. So now I'm scheduled for May 22. I hope I can hang on until then! (as I type to you with my laptop on top of a pillow on top of a heating pad, with two aleve and then a percocet not even completely taking away today's cramps, and I'm probably still four days away from bleeding).

At least the long wait has given me a couple more cycles to be reminded that YES, something has to be done about this.
Unread 04-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Re: how long?

I had appt with gyno specialist in Oct 2011 and she did exam and lots of questions..she said she would do the hysterectomy and that i should expect a call from hospital booking dept in about 3mths as they are very busy...I finally got the call that call in february 2012 and they scheduled me for March 8 2012...Geesh i had to wait sooooo long that i was actually have mixed emotions about the whole thing, i was going nuts having off and on emotions and doubts and was going to just cancel it and live with my evil cycle pains and horrible emotions for the rest of my life.., wasnt until about 3 days or so before surgery that i finally said to self okay were doing this....So yep i had way to much time inbetween seeing my gyno and finally getting the surgery date, it was a horrible emotional nightmare...but praise God its all over and ime doing good overall, just have normal healing pains and emotions that are common to most women...Peace be with you

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