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kazeddy 10 posts since
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Mar 12, 2012 3:53 PM

Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi everyone,

 

Thought I would introduce myself..I am a 35 year old mum of 2 and I have had a lot of health issues over the years,which has resulted in numerous operations.

 

The worst of which was a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy on 4th July last year,which I suffered a lot of complications from,everything was going ok until about 6 weeks ago when I started getting quite a lot of abdominal pain which started to get worse..after my best friend nagging me to go to the doctor,my GP straight away suspected adhesions to be the problem after she examined me.So she referred me for an Ultrasound scan.

 

I had my Ultrasound scan last Wednesday and was completely blown away by what the radiographer showed me..it wasn't adhesions causing the problems at all..they found around 7 cysts and one of them was large being about the size of a golf ball.

 

Well I was in total shock and she said she was going to fastrack my results back to the GP and that I had to ring this morning to make an appointment to discuss what happens next..well after waiting for 5 days with allsorts running through my mind,luckily I have a very supportive partner and family to keep me calm,I wasn't happy when I rang the doctors to be told that my doctor couldn't see me for over a week and the receptionist wouldn't give me an emergency appointment.I was told that i would have to wait another 24 hrs and if the doctor got chance she would ring me tomorrow morning.

 

Well after getting very upset and wound up,and I have been in bed all day today as the pain is so severe..I called back and asked to be put through to the practice manager,at which point they took me seriously and went to have a word with my doctor who agreed that it's not the sort of conversation to have over the telephone,so she has cancelled some appointments for tomorrow to fit me in face to face.

 

I am worried sick,and my family are too,but I am trying to stay calm as best I can.I really hope it isn't cancer,but I didn't know where else to turn to so I hope you guys don't mind me getting things off my chest one here.

 

I would be really grateful of any advice if anyone has been through a similar thing.

 

 

Karen xx

ashbygirly 24 posts since
Mar 12, 2012
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1. Mar 12, 2012 5:06 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Karen

 

My name is Sandra, ive only just registered to cancer chat myself and yours was the first post i came across.I just felt for you

as ive been in a similar situation. I know its easy to say but try and keep calm until your appointment (easy said) I just know I had 8 months of worry

and it catches up with you in the end.This could be a number of things not cancer related. Did you not have any mri scans/ ct scans? All i can

say from experience is you have to take one day at a time and with the help of your suportive family you will get through whatever the outcome .Ive had

cervical cancer resulting in a radical hysterectomy, which then followed a bad infection cysts 8x10 , worst thing having spent last xmas in hospital but with the help of family and friends

and my little 4 year old things are starting to get better. No dout you will be bricking yourself tomorrow  luv but take someone with you who can drive you home for suport whatever is said.

Please let me know how you get on. Sandra xx

Knic 100 posts since
Feb 28, 2012
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3. Mar 12, 2012 6:06 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Just wanted to say good luck for tomorrow. Xxx

Moderator_Jane 965 posts since
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5. Mar 12, 2012 7:48 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Karen

 

Waiting for results and appointments is stressful and as you can see, there are people here who know what is like and can offer you a helping hand and are here anytime you need to talk. Good luck for tomorrow and please let us know how you get on.

 

Welcome to Cancer Chat,

 

Best wishes

 

Jane

Moderator_Jane 965 posts since
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6. Mar 12, 2012 8:31 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Ashbygirly

 

Nice to meet you. It's great that you can share similar experiences with Karen and hopefully make her feel she's not the only one going through this. 

 

Best wishes to you and your family,

 

Jane

ashbygirly 24 posts since
Mar 12, 2012
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9. Apr 6, 2012 7:37 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Karen , really pleased to hear from you again I must say I was alittle worryed for not hearing. I'm a bit thick here why are they following procedure as if it was cancer when they know it's cysts?

Could it still be cancer too? After my operation I had a bad infection which sent me back to hospital turned out I had a cyst that was 10x8cm I was in sooooo much pain from it , but with four days back in hospital on tons of drugs soon got right. Im hoping I'ts straight forward for you to.Again try not to think youve got the big C I'm no nurse but I'm guessing it could be a number of things. Believe me I've never known worry like it , so try and stay positive. Hope that helped slightly. Sandra xx

ashbygirly 24 posts since
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12. Apr 13, 2012 7:01 AM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Karen sorry to hear your still in so much pain, its terrible isnt it. The worst thing about this is the unknown and the waiting game, I must say its hard to understand your health problems when

your not a doctor, they have to look into so much dont they? Also being a bit dim here but how do they supect ovarian cancer if youve no ovarys? ( didnt you say you'd already had them removed?) I dont get it but I'm no doctor like I said. ( or is it the surounding areas around the ovarys) they cant keep leaving you in this pain, are you able to be at work through this? I do hope this is sorted out soon for you Karen. I'm due another ' vag cam'   in the next few weeks , can't wait for that , not. Oh well it's gotta be done all part and parcel of this big roller coaster.

Take care Karen speak soon. love Sandra. x

ashbygirly 24 posts since
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14. May 3, 2012 5:44 PM in response to: kazeddy
Re: Still in shock after ultrasound scan..

Hi Karen how are you keeping hun?  Thinking about you. xx Sandra x

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