As the title of the post suggests, good news happened!
On Thursday I got a letter from the hospital giving me the all clear from my biopsy. Finally! Those were a long 3.5 weeks, let me tell you. I partied til 5.30am on Friday to celebrate 🙂
Thanks you for all the support and positive vibes. I’d convinced myself that I would be the one person who it wouldn’t be ok for as everyone else I spoke to seemed to be fine. Surely someone had to be unlucky and generally that someone is me. But thankfully the powers that be spared me this time. Fingers crossed that’s my lot for the year now because I really have had enough.
A week away from work and Facebook, ending with 4 days of festival madness is just what I needed to get life into perspective.
Apparently I have that now too.
I received a letter this morning saying my surgeon had done a biopsy in theatre and received the results that confirmed this diagnosis.
I couldn’t just have plain old endometriosis could I? No my body has to do it one better and decide to grow fallopian tube tissue where it shouldn’t be. Fallopian tube tissue? Why? What’s the bloody point in that?
Yesterday I spoke too soon.
It appears that in my joke of life anything is possible.
Sorry Ny, but remember that walk you did in June that ruined your heels? Well we repaired that and just ignored the rest of your body whilst we were dealing with your innards being stuck together. Sorry about that. We forgot to repair your toe nails so those big ones still have bloody bruise things under them and oh, that second toenail, well you didn’t want that did you?
Seriously now. It’s been 2 months. Why is my toenail now decided to fall off? It’s summer. Sandal season!
But then again, I guess if I can still rock shorts and skirts when I haven’t defuzzed my legs in almost a year, I can pull this off.
Are we sure I’m not in my own version of the Trueman show?
Don’t scroll down if you don’t want to see my bruised big toenail and horrible new lack of 2nd toenail……
Those are dog hairs not mine. Honest. Not a hobbit yet
I’ve been made aware that I haven’t posted an update with the whole biopsy and life lark in a while.
This is simply because I have nothing to report. Short of telling you that I’m fed up of wearing nappies/soaking through normal sanitary pads and feeling crampy and lame for the past few weeks, I have nothing to tell.
Not one of these people who said they’d had colposcopies bothered to share how much of a hassle it is afterwards. It’s been most unfun. Some people have a spotting for a few days and others up to 4 weeks after the procedure. I fall somewhere in the ball park of open flood gates for any and all kinds of fluids for weeks on end.
So yeah. I don’t feel great. And now I’m back to normalish tummy health wise my good friend anaemia has reappeared and forces me to nap everyday. So far the iron tablets aren’t helping but I’ll persevere until my next quarterly B12 injection with added free insults from my “favourite” nurse at the end of the month.
I’ll let you know when I know. But either way it’s all done now. So if it was Cancer, it’s gone. So those medical types can stop poking me for a while 🙂
Today I had the pleasure of having a colposcopy.
My last smear test came back abnormal, with precancerous cells, so today I had them removed. Sounds super fun doesn’t it. It was as fun as you can imagine.
I’m not sold on the term precancerous. It should be cancer or not cancer. Not “if you leave this untreated it will turn into cancer, but we cant tell you when”. So I’m bloody hoping that the time between finding out it was abnormal and actually having the treatment wasn’t enough for it to turn into cancer, as I had to put it off a few weeks due to being in hospital and whatnot.
I wont find out the results for another couple of weeks, but they removed any of the offending cells today so fingers crossed it will all be ok. Not that that stopped me from panicking and crying about things yesterday.
My body just like to try to destroy itself from the inside out.
Not today though. That nurse showed them who was boss and burnt the offending cells away.
It wasn’t as horrific as I was expending. Yes of course it was uncomfortable but anything involving a speculum usually is. There was just a pit of poking about and whatnot. It wasn’t as painful as the last smear test I had, but we all know how I feel about that nurse and her practice. Grr.
I wont go into graphic details but I did get to watch the first bit of the procedure on a screen and was reassured things didn’t look too bad considering they were pre-cancer cells.
If you have a dodgy smear result definitely do not put it off, go get the simple procedure done and have a nap afterwards like I did and all will be fine.
So now we wait and hope that that was the end of that and I don’t have to be poked and prodded anymore