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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Oncology ( hysterectomy #4)

It's quiet and cold at home, and I have plenty to be getting on with, but it feels like I'm waiting for something.  I'm up to date with the doctors, and on a new round of pills, and she has confirmed that she can't find a reason for my constant nagging back pain.  I must have just strained it, doing all this laying about.

She read out my biopsy result: 'atypical hyperplasia'.   The GP said she didn't know what that meant, the consultant would explain, and that an appointment should be through soon, so I left it at that.

The dog and I went for a walk across the farmland in brilliant winter sunshine and the air was as cold as a steel knife.  We made it a long walk, and as I put my key in the door and picked up the letter laying on the mat, I thought of hot tea.  Boots off, kettle on, letter open.  Come and discuss your biopsy results with the gynaecological oncology team.  Oh.  Ok. That tells me quite a bit about how the next few months might go.  I guess I need to Google 'atypical hyperplasia', which must be cancerous or pre-cancerous cells, as the oncology team are now taking care of me.  Standing in my arctic kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil, I let the unwritten but certain knowledge sink in that I was going to lose my womb to a hysterectomy.

I know this sounds mad, but after the initial shock came relief.  My body relaxed, knowing that finally, someone had heard and understood its cries for help.

Find out what happened next. (you can probably guess...but thanks for reading!) Next part of my story

I'll keep you posted.

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