Awaiting Diagnosis.

Utopia
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Awaiting Diagnosis.

Not sure if it is OK to post questions here,  if I haven't been diagnosed. 

Am 3 years in Menopause.  3rd Dec I started bleeding heavily. My GP referred me to my local rural hospital.  The service here is negligible.  Our specialists come up once a month or so.  Our waiting times are years above the State average.  So I drove myself to Melb. Women's Hospital.  Doctor thinks it's urgent for me to have some tests,  so I get a bed for the night.  Ultrasound next morning showing thickening of Uterine Wall.  I am advised I will need a further test with a camera and a D & C.  have a teleconference appointment this Thur.  Expect / Hope they will give me appointment time for this testing.  Am struggling to remain calm while having to wait. 

First bleeding stopped after 5 days.  Just started bleeding again yesterday.  Very heavy. Making me scared and anxious.  I have had leg pain for about 4 to 5 months.  X-ray and ultrasound show nothing.  I did have HPV when I was 20 years old.  All further PAP smears have been clear.  I am fatigued.  Needed an Iron infusion due to low iron and low folate. Felt good for 2 weeks.  Back to fatigue. 

I am so scared.  Not just that it will be Uterine cancer,  but that it would have already spread.  How do i cope with the waiting?  I am single.  My adult son is in Melb.  I am alone. 

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LindaG
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Re: Awaiting Diagnosis.

Hi Utopia. Hopefully tomorrow you get some answers with the teleconference. Yes the waiting can be such a horrible time. I know my anxiety went through the roof waiting for my diagnosis which was lymphoma. So I understand. Do you have a good friend to be with you while you have your phone call? I can’t give you much advice on your symptoms. Hopefully it’s something hormonal and not cancer. Sending you love and prayers 🙏💕 Linda G 

Utopia
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Re: Awaiting Diagnosis.

Thank you for your response.  I have a temporary date for surgery,  the 27th of Feb,  if all goes well with the Anethatist ph Call.  

Best friend just diagnosed with Lupus.  So don't want to burden her.  I will just have to manage my Anxiety until the results are back sometime in February.  God everything takes so long when you just want an answer now. 

Thanks again Linda. 

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27th of January.
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