The last 7 days has been a fog. I found out that I have cancer, but I can't even remember what kind it is. A biopsy was taken of the lining of my uterus, so I presume that I have uterine cancer. I had an IUD inserted a few months ago, to help with bleeding, but appears to not be effective. I am 44. When I saw my doctor, I wasn't expecting a diagnosis of cancer... infertility maybe, but not cancer. All I know is that my doctor wants to aggressively attack the cancer and I am scheduled for a radical hysterectomy in 3 weeks time!
Everything is such a blur... a flurry of perseverative bad thoughts! I have tried to contact my doctor's office to ask questions and understand a little more about what is going on, but I can't get by the "gate keeper" admin assistant. She is almost militant.
I found this webpage and support on my own, and am navigating these waters independently. Do you have any suggestions? I am very concerned about the surgery and the recovery timeline. I have also not been told about chemotherapy... should this be something I need to brace myself for?
Looking for your support.