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   Posted 2/23/2007 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
and thought that I would let you all know that the polyp that they removed during the D & C was BENIGN!!!!!  
Also, she said that there were precancerous cells in the tissue that was taken.  She said there was Dysplasia and abnormal cells on the lower uterus /outer part of cervix . She told me that the doctor (which is out of town for the week) will fill me in at my follow up as to the treatment he is planning.  So guess that I wait until March 9 to hear what he has to say  (this was my original followup appt.). The  nurse did assure me to not spend time worrying about this, that if the doctor would have felt it needed immediate attention he would have moved the appt. up closer.  So I am going to try real hard to not let this bother me until then.
Thanks so much for all of your prayers and thoughts.
^j^ ^j^  ^j^
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   Posted 2/23/2007 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
WOOO HOOO! Benign is such a good word! Thank goodness you got the good news!

I had dysplasia before and it went away on its own. They did not call it precancerous though, and I am not sure if all dysplasia is considered precancerous. My gyn had said because of my hx of cancer, they would monitor me more closely. I agree with the nurse, don't worry about it right now. Surely it does not sound urgent so enjoy the weekend and the good news!


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   Posted 2/24/2007 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Good News!!  I agree with Lori, have a good week-end and celebrate the B/9 dx.
Love and Hugs,
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   Posted 2/24/2007 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Here's a hug with a sigh of relief!  Will remember March 9 because that's the date for my onc checkup.  Until then, keep praying and enjoy the sound of that lovely word "BENIGN."

Love ya,


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   Posted 2/24/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Really wonderful, I just love the sound of B9. What I wonder is can anyone remember who started the B9? Hate to admit it, but I was so dumb I had to work on it a bit to figure out what they were saying. Someone mentioned doing a celebration dance to B9, and I remember Connie talking about her naked candle dance. What I can not recall is who started the B9? Any help? Can't add much to what has been said but will be waiting to see how March 9 goes. Thinking of you.
                                                           Love and hugs, Joyce
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   Posted 2/24/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Deb, that is wonderful news! Happy dancing for you.

Love and hugs...

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   Posted 2/25/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Deb, That is WONDERFUL news !!! Benign is great !!! Please try to
relax and not worry . Get some rest and let us know what the Dr. has
to say after your March 9th appointment.

Love and Happy Hugs

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   Posted 2/25/2007 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
What a relief!  So thankful you caught it early.  Praying for swift, easy treatment.

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   Posted 2/26/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Deb, ((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))! Wonderful. Just as I thought. Mine was dyspasia too. What they told me the second time was that they never know which will turn into cancer and which would not. But with our history they will take care of it. Love, Di

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   Posted 3/10/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my doctors appointment yesterday.  Looks like I am going to be scheduled for a hysterectomy.  Waiting on the nurse to call with a date. 
Cells are precancerous now so Doc wants to get it taking care of before it turns into the "C" word. 
Can't believe that I have to have a hysterectomy after having gone thru a chemo induced menapause 20 years ago, but hey, I am so glad that this was found early.  (More blessings to be thankful for)  I asked him if I could get it done vaginally since it would be a quicker recovery time, however, he said I have too much scar tissue from previous surgery I had done years ago in the abdomen. DARN! So guess the procedure will be done with an incision on the tummy.  
I will let you all know when I get it scheduled. I sure would appreciate the PCE to be there watching over me.

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Post Edited (cupycake2) : 3/10/2007 12:17:59 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/10/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Debbie

When I had my hysterectomy 10 years ago (because of benign fibroids) I asked about having it done vaginally.  (I'm a great coward).

The gynae said that even though the recovery takes longer with the abdominal way, it's a much better method from a long term point of view.  He also said that if they do it vaginally it's difficult to get the ovaries out as well, and he strongly advised removal of the ovaries because of the possible risk of ovarian cancer later on.   So I had it done the abdominal way - including the ovaries -  and it was OK.  You need to be kind to yourself afterwards and to follow their advice about not lifting.  I was told not to lift anything heavier than 6 pounds for 6 weeks.

Take care


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   Posted 3/11/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Debbie, I am SO glad that they caught it early and you will be ok. My ooperectomy was thru the tummy too. I was sore for a little while, but I did pay dearly when I went out about 5 days later and got groceries. NOT a good plan! So just be sure to rest and take it easy for a while. I was only supposed to get up for bathroom for at least 5 days and I didn't listen.
Happy your going to be fine!
Love, Gail
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