Today is the first of four days off from work. The doctor phoned me last night with the biopsy results from last week’s surgery. The biopsy showed something called “complex hyperplasia with atypia,” which has a 25-50% percent change of becoming cancerous. 25-50% percent is considered high The recommended treatment is a full hysterectomy. Sometimes the hysterectomy will reveal actual cancer, in which case there might be some additional treatments, such as chemo. Well, I’m glad that I took the abnormal bleeding seriously and soldiered through all those unpleasant tests.
Anyway, it’s time for me to start adjusting and preparing. Preparing means finding the best treatment options, getting things in order at work, getting things in order at home, and planning for a recovery period. I want to have the minimally invasive hysterectomy because the hospital time and the recovery time are way shorter than with a traditional hysterectomy. There are no surgeons where I live who do this type of surgery, but there probably are in the nearest city. My mom has an excellent surgeon who did this procedure for her, so going to Arizona for the surgery would be an option…but would that be emotionally too difficult? Speaking of emotional stuff, I am terrified of staying overnight in a hospital. I guess that coming to terms with that should be part of my preparation. Anyway, here’s my Friday to do list:
Snow hike with dogs groceries phone Peter deep clean one room in the house tidy up whole house strength training read and soak water plants
work on my Simple Plan for the New Year yoga
load up iPod
work on Bradshaw