Sara, I'm sorry to hear that! I've just been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, but it's early and treatable.
Are we talking cervical? I'm a lot older than you (53) so the procedures they did for that back then are probably vastly different than what they do now. How old is the baby and did you have some help? What did your final pathology report say, did they get everything?
Ok, I've gone on long enough, haven't I...I hope you're okay!
Janice, I am so sorry to hear that! what are they doing as far as treatment! I am glad that they found it early, it makes a huge difference.
yes, cervical. The procedure that I had done was fairly "simple" it is called L.E.E.P. "Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure: LEEP uses a thin wire loop electrode which is attached to an electrosurgical generator. The generator transmits a painless electrical current that quickly cuts away the affected cervical tissue in the immediate area of the loop wire. This causes the abnormal cells to rapidly heat and burst, and separates the tissue as the loop wire moves through the cervix. "
It caused some cramping and bleeding for a while, but was not any worse than the actual biopsy (ouch!) So far things seem ok...i went to my appt today and was told that they moved my appt back a month and forgot to call me. So, nothing actually happened today on this "front" lol
My daughter is 8 months old now (born Sept 23) and I had the LEEP procedure done in Feb. My mom came up for the day and watched the baby while I was rested but I had to return to all my duties as "supermom" the next day
I'll be praying for you!!!
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