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Dec 17, 2012 03:51PM
Wow that stinks.
Is there any way they could take the ovary vaginally? I was offered a vaginal hysterectomy.....that way they wouldn't have to mess with your reconstruction. I don't know if you want to go that route.....
You're right about this being the place to share. I was thinking today that stats are stats, and if I stay here at BCO, with a few of the women I went through tx with (time frame wise) I'm going to see someone(s) recur. It may be me. Who knows.
So I couldn't type this all on my phone...and just wanted to share....my doctor looked about 12...lol. It was kinda funny because he manipulated my legs and back to ensure it wasn't a joint issue.....and was oh so careful not to suggest mets. I waited and waited, it kind of became a game dancing around the elephant in the room. He was being so careful with my feelings!
He went through the whole exam, the prescriptions, blah blah blah. Then at the end said, "Just as a precaution I'd like to get an xray of your spine."
I almost asked, "As a precaution for what?" (This is a general practitioner not Onc). lol
But I had mercy on the fourth grader and told him, yeah, of course we have to check that. buwhahaha
He looked so relieved that I didn't have some sort of melt down. THIS is why I go to a GP with problems and not my Onc. My Onc has seen it all. He has no reservations about skipping a PET scan for me. None.
GPs don't deal with cancer daily. It makes them nervous. They're more anxious about one of their patients having mets, complaining of pain, etc. At least in my experience.
This GP said if there was anything fishy on the Xray...he'd send me for an MRI asap.
There was plenty "fishy" with my original cancer (we knew it traveled outside the tumor, had set up its own blood supply for instance), but the I-see-this-everyday-doc wasn't impressed; didn't feel it warranted a scan.
I can't fight without information. IT's like going to war against the wind.
So I'll get the info in a few days...maybe tomorrow if the radiologists agree I need an MRI. Also I didn't freak out about all the extra Xrays because TRAINING FACILITY. More often than not, as I've mentioned before ad nauseum, I get the new kid. I didn't say anything because it only cost me about 5 extra minutes, she was trying her best, and I wasn't in pain from her machinations.
My husband has no idea. He thinks I went in for a little back ache.
And who knows.
He may be right.
IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+/HER2+, Skin Sparing uni-MX with TE, TCH, Rads
9/14/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+