Biopsy scheduled today.......Da** this Fibro!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by COOKIEMONSTER, Jun 19, 2003.



    "Good Morning!

    CookieMonster here wishing you all a wonderful Thursday!

    As you all have noticed, I have not been writing much lately because I have really been concerned with my health. Today at 10:00 am, is "the" day that I go in for my biopsy to see if I have cancer of the uterus or endometriosis. This has been on my mind for over two months now and I just can't shake it.

    As you all recall, I was having heaving bleeding for a long period of time....well now I have not had a period now for over two months so I am frightened to say the least. I can see that the lower half of my stomache is swollen and I just tell myself that it is due to eating to much lately and it could possibly be weight gain

    The specialist told me that he would be able to tell me today if I am having any or serious problems because he is going to go in with some sort of camera....this is what scares me the most. I can feel myself tensing up just thinking about this but apparently I have to be at the doctors one hour early so they can give me somthing to relax myself prior to this procedure.

    Mind you, this is the doctor that once I told him of my Fibro, he stated, "Oh you have that basketcase condition." Needless to say that does not help my situation very much.

    So wish me luck and I'll keep you posted."
  2. jillsy1

    jillsy1 New Member

    HI to you,

    My heart goes out to you as I understand the stress that this sort of thing can bring on. Last year, after a torn spleen and surgery, I was diagnosed with lymphoma. I have been off work for a year in order to recover and integrate this new diagnosis.
    You will be pleased to hear that I am now doing fine as a result of being in the moment. By that I mean that I allow myself to feel the fear or whatever else it is that I am feeling, aknowledge it and that helps me get to the other side.
    I will be thinking of you today as you go through this. One more thing I have to say is NEVER let a doctor talk to you that way. If one does, educate him for FM is NOT a basket case syndrome...there are many things that can be done to help you. His comment was degrading and he should be ashamed of himself.
    Good luck today
  3. stillafreemind

    stillafreemind New Member

    I do not get here as often as I used to..but I have missed seeing your posts! Gosh..I know I would be stressed out and/or nervous about what you are facing today too. But, I pray for the best for you and hope that maybe you have a little old fibroid or something down there..they can cause the same problems even the belly swelling part. Please try not to worry.

    I agree that that doc has no right to say that. That being said..I have had a couple that have said similar things to me over the the time..I was mad, hurt, embarassed and just plain too tired to buck them.

    Know that you are in my thoughts and I will be checking in till I see something from you. ..Sherry
  4. debbiem31

    debbiem31 New Member

    Sending you cyber hugs on this day. I sure hope you get everything taken care of, sweetie...

    BTW, I wanted to thank you again for all the articles you post. I print them all out and read them, though I may not respond to each one. I appreciate you taking the time to post those for us!!

    Love, Debbie
  5. lynnkat

    lynnkat New Member

    I can't imagine the kind of stress you must be under right now. Just waiting for the annual pap and mammogram results keep me in knots until I hear from them.

    Cookiemonster, while I have your ear I wanted to thank you for all the work you do on this board supplying us with all the fibro information. I also enjoyed the post about the "guilt trip" that you posted awhile back. I printed it out to remind myself why I didn't want to make this "trip" anymore.

    Hope all goes well with your tests and please give that doc a few of your wonderful posts to educate him about fibro---basketcase condition my a**---because there are just too many docs that have this mind set about this damn disease.

    I be praying for you. :) lynnkat
  6. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    I am praying for you, Fondly, June