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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2021 09:25

Two months ago .out of the blue ,I had a small post menopausal bleed

No pain and it wasn’t much and cleared the same day so thought it was a spot that burst that we can get “down there !”

A month later it happened again so straight to the docs the same day and referred on fast track to hospital

Was seen within days and several tests and MRI and it was confirmed on Friday I have endometrial cancer

Having a ct scan next Tuesday to check nothing elsewhere and then it’s a hysterectomy

Doctor was you did right not ignoring it and getting it looked at early

All signs are it’s contained within the womb so once it’s out hopefully all will be well


Soooo if you find a lump , have unusual bleeds from anywhere ,have unexplained symptoms of something not right then don’t ignore hoping it will go away as early detection could be a life saver

Look after yourselves folks and that includes you men too :-0

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 21 Nov 2021 09:37

Sorry to read that, Shirley. Hope it all goes well.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Nov 2021 09:42

Well done for going so quickly to the doctors and well done your doctor for seeing you so quuickly. Do hope all goes well for you.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 21 Nov 2021 09:51

Sorry to see this Shirley. You were wise to get checked out quickly. I hope everything goes well for you <3

LondonBelle

LondonBelle Report 21 Nov 2021 10:04

Wishing you well, Shirley <3 <3

Fly

Fly Report 21 Nov 2021 10:14

Hope all goes well Shirley <3 <3

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 21 Nov 2021 10:16

You were absolutely right to get to the Doctors. Wishing you well, Shirley. <3 <3

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2021 10:29

I can’t fault my doctors or the local hospital fast track service

Saw the doctor Friday evening and was at the hospital for gynaecology check the following Thursday .

Due to my age they couldn’t complete the physical check so MRI the following Tuesday

Then day surgery to get into the womb to take tissue samples

Taken two weeks to confirm the diagnoses that was suspected from the initial check

We are so blessed to have the NHS :-)

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 21 Nov 2021 11:39

So sorry to read this and I hope all goes well for you x.

Florence61

Florence61 Report 21 Nov 2021 12:05

Oh Shirley, very sorry to hear this but so glad your Drs were on your case so quickly and got a diagnosis. Hope your operation goes well.

Yes we are indeed very lucky in this country to have the NHS <3

Florence in the hebrides

kandj

kandj Report 21 Nov 2021 12:12

Sorry to read this Shirley, I hope all goes well for you. We definitely are blessed to have the NHS.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2021 12:27

Thanks folks

I am surprisingly calm even though cancer was my dread after watching our dad go through it with prostrate cancer .

Several in our family have also passed with different types of cancer so it’s always been a fear for me

My thinking now is ok let’s just get this dealt with and over and dusted !

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 21 Nov 2021 12:35

My granny died of this aged 60.
\your doctor has been excellent but do not brook any delay.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2021 13:03

Rollo

The consultant rang me Friday to discuss the results and getting the CT scan done asap and then hopefully discussing at the next weekly consultants meeting

He said then will be the hysterectomy

Only about an hour later the scan department rang to say he had requested an urgent appointment for the scan which they could do at 6.30 pm Tuesday

So very quick appointments set up all round

Am expecting,all being well with the scan ,to have the operation fairly soon after

Island

Island Report 21 Nov 2021 13:06

Wishing you well for a good outcome Shirley

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 21 Nov 2021 17:51

Shirley ............ sorry to hear this, but so glad that you went to the Drs quickly, and then everything moved fast.

Everything will be fine now.

I had the same attitude as you .......... let's get this over and done with, and get on life .......... when my first breast cancer was found back in 1995. It turned out to be larger than first thought (breast tissue can be hard to "see" through even with the best machines), so I had to go to a mastectomy .................... but everything was over and done with in 6 weeks, with no further treatment needed.

I was fast tracked the whole way through.

I couldn't fault BC's health system then (or now). And all I had to pay was $50 for 5 nights in the hospital bed :-D

It helps when the doctors have a good "bedside manner", and explain things to you, especially what the results and consequences could or will be.

Keep your chin up, lass! <3 <3

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 21 Nov 2021 18:59

Thank you Sylvia and everyone

Must admit as it came out of the blue it’s been a bit nope this isn’t happening

But now it’s there so let’s get it sorted and move on

:-D

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 21 Nov 2021 19:14

Hope all goes well Shirley <3 <3 <3

Annx

Annx Report 21 Nov 2021 23:12

Well done getting checked out Shirley. Best wishes and I hope all goes well for you. I found a hysterectomy far better than I expected.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 22 Nov 2021 04:32

Shiirley .............

that's just what happened to me back in 1995 (and again, a second time, in 2011).

I had absolutely no symptoms, no pains, no lumps, doctors couldn't feel anything ....... in my case, thank heavens for mammograms.

But to get that phone call from the doctor 3 days after having my first screening mammogram????

Let's get this over and done with!!!!


Here's hoping you get called for the op soon <3 <3