The OB-GYN was supportive, of my decision of wanting a hysterectomy/oopher, after talking to me, more than I thought he would be. When I was compartimentalizing the different issues I wanted to discuss, he said "you're so organized". My mom smiled at me. I don't know if she remembers this, but my Dad used to always say "Ellen, you need to be more organized." He's gone over twenty years, now. It was a real full-circle momen, (sniff, sniff)
ANYWAY, the onc's office lost power and they cancelled the appointment. We have to go tomorrow. 1:15.
The OB-GYN asked me to go in to my onc and say I wanted to have a hysterectomy as well as an oppherectomy, without going into the special problems I had been having, and see what the onc says about a total for a BC patient, if he hesitates or not. I told him I would. It's a little devious, going in there not giving the whole story at first to get his reaction, but he won't know I'm doing this, I'll explain the details to him right away. I think my OB wants to know how his onc colleagues are thinking, as far as this issue is concerned, and that may not be a bad thing. There are lots of different schools of thought on this issue, and he wants to know where they stand. So, I'll slip on my pink sleuth hat! I'll do it, but then go into the special circumstances that make me more appropriate for a total hysterectomy than a BC patient without this possible adenomyosis, a rare type of endriometriosis. It's not cancer, but could cause bleeding and other trouble. An MRI is normally the next step for this. That, combined with the other, recent complications support, but don't necessitate, the total hysterectomy.
By the way, I didn't have my period. As I had suspected at first, the biopsy started something, and the bleeding occurred because of that. My ovaries do not produce any estrogen. I am in menopause. I also told him that I would no longer be having biopsies in the office. He got it.
Off to the onc tomorrow. I have to work in the morning, new guy can't do the group alone, it's an education group and he's never done it, so I have to go. Wish I didn't.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Post Edited (coopfesta) : 11/16/2004 8:34:33 PM (GMT-7)