pelvic sonogram detected abnormality

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   Posted 10/20/2004 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I thought I was in the clear, but....
There's something with my endometriwhatever.  It's probably the thickening of the walls due to the Tamoxifen, but there's a risk of endometriwhatever cancer with tamoxifen, something I forgot about.  Wouldn't that be a kick if I sailed through the bc and then the treatment does me in?
sorry so black, he did a very painful and uncomfortable biopsy and I'm cranky. 
Mom was with me, that was good.
results next friday at the earliest
till then.....
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   Posted 10/20/2004 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{{{{ELLEN}}}}}}}} You are in my heart and prayers dear friend. I'm sorry you get to play the "waiting game" again. I don't blame you for being cranky! Hang in there sweetie! L&H, Gail
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   Posted 10/21/2004 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Well Crap!! I will have you in my prayers and thoughts. (((Ellen))).


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   Posted 10/21/2004 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Think Candy about said it all. My feelings exactly. Let me include a big old bear hug with our waiting. Hugs Joyce
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   Posted 10/21/2004 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ellen....I can't believe this! Sending major hugs and prayers your way. Hang in there and we are all here with you.

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   Posted 10/21/2004 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Ellen))), There is a risk of endometrial cancer with tamoxifen. While I was on it, my gyn ordered pelvic u/s AND vaginal u/s's every 6 mos. To this day I believe it was those repeated u/s's which saved me from dealing with another type of cancer. The uterine lining thickens markedly while on tamoxifen. Did you have a baseline u/s when you first began tamoxifen??? Ask you dr. what the u/s showed in millemeters re: the uterine lining. If it's in the 7.5 - 9 mm. span you need to address this issue now. For me once it passed 7 mms. I had to start thinking about whether or not I'd continue the drug. The gyn. agreed with my decision to discontinue taking it once it passed 7.5 mms. My onc., however, got very huffy when I told him I wouldn't be taking it any longer. He told me that "we don't worry about anything until it's at 9 mms. and then you'll have a hysterectomy." We parted ways after that appt.; I felt he was crass and disrespectful of my needs. His mantra about tamoxifen was "but it's a good drug." It IS a good drug, just not for me. Hope this helps. Hugs, Luci
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   Posted 10/21/2004 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
{{{{{{ELLEN}}}}}}} Praying for good results next Friday, Ill be there for the results. Hang in there.
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   Posted 10/21/2004 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd be more than cranky. I don't like pain! You are in my prayers. Sorry you have had to do this and hate the wait. Hugs and more hugs, Di

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   Posted 10/22/2004 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Sending you hugs and telling you that I am there with you waiting for the results.

God Bless,
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   Posted 10/23/2004 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Prayers and good thoughts that the results will be good. I am waiting with you
my friend.


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   Posted 10/23/2004 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Ellen, I had cervical and uterine biopsies done in a doctor's office once and only once. It hurt like hëll and I made myself a promise to (un)intentionally knock that darn dr to the floor some day. I am so sorry that you had to go through that. I mentioned it to a friend who was horrified and said that when she needed them, she went to outpatient surgery and was put under a general anesthetic.  I thought that was the worst thing I had ever heard until I found out that a mastectomy was considered "outpatient surgery".
I am certainly praying that your results will just show an old pork chop bone in a rather unusual place. We're all waiting with you.
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   Posted 10/23/2004 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sweetheart,

Haven't heard from you. Hope you're OK. Please share those results with us. I'm crossing all body parts for a false-alarm outcome.



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   Posted 10/25/2004 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ellen, I am dragging my behind after my week away, and am trying to catch up on the posts here and there. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You can't keep a good girl down, so come on pick em up and give me some swats with my husband tamer so I will get up, too. We'd make a great pair about now. Love MK

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