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09-30-2004, 04:09 AM
Hi all, I swore I wasn't going to fret about this, but I can't help it. May 2003 I had an abnormal pap and had a Colposcopy in July. The Dr that did it said it biopsies where ok. Then in January 2004 I had pap with pregnancy with another Dr.that was highly abnormal and Colpscopy then with abnormal biopsies, seem the other Dr didn't even biopsy the right areas. Then had to repeat Colposcopy at 28 weeks preg. (April) and was told will follow up after baby is born. All this was done at a cancer center which really freaks me out. anyway. Went back on Sept 7 and had more biopsies done, and once again they are even worse the before. I have to go see a Cancer specialist October 22 for further biopsies. I am so tense about this and know hubby hates to talk about it so I am holding it all in and worrying and crying when I am home alone. I fear this is very babd and what will my kids do. I know when I am snapping at hubby it is all stress, but he can't seem to get the picture as to how bad this is worrying me. PLease keep this issue in your thought for me as to my IC family seems to be the only one with any support with these issues right now.
Leslie, I am sending hugs to you. One thing to keep in mind is that cervical cancer is very treatable. They have been following you and the important thing is that you have been getting checked. Hang in there, I know this can be frightening but you are getting the attention this needs now. :grouphug: :kissing:
09-30-2004, 06:41 AM
Jolene is right --- you have been checked frequently and that's the best way to go. And I'll say a prayer for you too!
09-30-2004, 08:53 AM
I agree with the others. You've gotten on it right away and you're following through with all of the tests. That's excellent! I was extremely stupid after learning my pap test was abnormal and just let it go. My ignorance resulted in cervical AND uterine cancer. Fortunately, after finally having all that taken care of, I've been cancer free for over 22 years. You're doing the right thing by following the doctors recommendations. Good for you! I'm sure everying will be fine.
Don't be too hard on your hubby. Men tend to avoid situations that they have no control over. He loves you every bit as much as he always has, he's just scared and doesn't know how to deal with it.
Keeping you in my prayers.
09-30-2004, 08:58 AM
Our prayers are with you that you are able to stay sane during this scary time and that every thing turns out ok. Like the others, if it is cancer, you caught it really soon. PM me or e-mail me if you need me to decipher things or just need to vent.
09-30-2004, 09:14 AM
I wondered how common this actually was.......I've been having biopsies and check-ups done too that are always abnormal. I wondered if it would "turn" into something. I'll say a prayer for you.....email me if you want to talk more...k?
09-30-2004, 10:03 AM
I have had more abnormal pap smear results than I can even count but because I followed up with the doctor each of the two times the repeated pap smear cam e back positive, it all turned out okay. The first time it happened I freaked out and didn't sleep for two weeks waiting for the biopsy results. When they finally came back and showed that there were "pre-cancerous cells," I freaked again. Of course that during a phone call from the office nurse giving me the test results and asking me to come in ASAP for treatment. My gyn explained the treatment as an in-office procedure that would freeze the bad cells off my cervix and that I would be fine. Well, let me tell you that I had worked myself into such a state of anxiety that I ended up hospitalized for three weeks and off work for three months while the docs, I think one of every specialty imaginable, tried to figure out what was wrong with me. That's was 20 years ago and I learned what stress can do to your health.
Fifteen years later, it happened again but I didn't freak that time. I knew that it could be treated easily and that time the gyn did laser surgery under general. It really wasn't that difficult or painful. It was then that I learned I have HPV and it may be the type that causes cervical cancer. I know how important it is to have yearly pap smears and catch it early and do what the doc says.
So, I have to tell you that I don't always follow my own advice. My pap smear in May 2003 was abnormal and the gyn wanted me to come back for a repeat in Sept. I did and it was okay last fall but I was caught up in the IC thing this May and did not go back for my yearly. I finally called in early Sept for the appt, after the flare from the cysto/hydro calmed down and of couse it would be a month before I could get in. I am really nervous about my appt next week, probably more from the anticipation of IC pain or a flare than the pap smear results. I do have the article posted on the ICA website about making pelvic exams easier to give the gyn but I'm still nervous.
Enough about me. The lesson I would like to share with you is to not freak out until you get the answer. If it was really important, the doc would have you in immediately to treat this, not a month from now. Do what the doc tells you AND know that cervical cancer is one of the most treatable types.
God's blessings to you.
09-30-2004, 10:26 AM
you know I am here for you 24/7..... I sure wish we lived closer.... you know I am a phone call away, don't forget that direct line connection.....
09-30-2004, 10:37 AM
Prayers coming from Florida. I know all will be well with you :thumbsup:
Hugs & smiles, Kathi
09-30-2004, 01:02 PM
Just about every pap I've had since age 17 has come back abnormal. I recently found the source: inflammation. I hope that's all it is.
10-01-2004, 09:32 AM
Thanks all for the support. And Cricket, no my hubby isn;t the type to really worry about me. He just isn't that type of person. If he were helpful in this issue I would sure lean on him not my keyboard. Sorry to sound so gruff, but this is a really is a stressful time for me. I think his unsupportiveness is the reason I am more stressed then I should be. Thanks though for the prayers I do appreciate any and all the help right now.
Sorry to hear about everything you are going thru.I know that word cacner is frightening, my dad and brother have it as I write this. But you did get a head start on the problem, trust me that helps alot.I know your scared hon, you wouldnt be normal if you werent.But stress will not help, easier said than done, yeah I know. As far as hubby, I swear some men cant handle their wives being sick, it could be he just doesnt know how to help you. Keep the faith sister,I hope and pray all will go well. :angel: -jojo
10-01-2004, 10:14 PM
Dearest, after Grams read all the supportive posts, you can certainly know that you are loved and prayed for. That dear hubby may not know how to respond to the unknown. Be patient with him, Sweetie. He probably is afraid and doesn't know how to deal with it. Keep trusting in the Great Physician to carry and keep you, He truly is an everpresent help in trouble, and will never fail you. May you sense His peace and presence. Grams sends her love and prayerhugs.
10-03-2004, 01:41 AM
Thanks evryone I really appreciate all your support,
10-03-2004, 11:43 PM
((((((((((((((((Leslie))))))))))))))))) Do feel free to lean on us. All of that mess would worry me too. I so hope you are ok. Saying a prayer for you right now. :pray:
10-04-2004, 08:30 PM
I have been unable to post for over a month, doesn't recognize my old user name, so upon Cindy's advice I re-registered. I am formerly khouse, now know as kimberhouse, just to make sure you all know. Leslie, I just want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you, I will pray daily that things work out for you. I have been keeping up with you thur Cindy,(Brat) and I just want to thank you for being such a wonderful support to her!! Also want to thank Brat for being a great support for me, there were many times I was down and aggrevated at the ole IC pain, she lifted me up and always made me smile, despite her terrible situation. Although I haven't been able to post lately, I have been keeping up with everyone by reading the post from time to time. I just want to say again what a wonderful and supportive group we have here. Keep it up girls and guys, we have a good thing going!
Kimberhouse aka khouse
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