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Well....welcome to 2009!

This past week I finally bit the dust and went to see my Dr.  Been bleeding, well, hemmorahging big, huge clots, since Nov. 6 without stop.  Thought it would be good to let someone know about it.

One transvag US later, the official reading is something about polycystic ovaries, fibroids, “undetermined” masses, enodmetrial hyperplasia, blahblah.  Basically, all my plumbing is upside down and inside out.  

Being in the medical field and knowing a little about this and that (oh, so very dangerous!) I am most likely looking at some form of pre- or cancerous condition.  What stage is the only question, and I’ll have the biopsy done and dealt with this week.

Now here's the really cool part:  I realized that someone saying to me "you have cancer" really is nothing more or less than information provided by the universe.  The information itself is really a neutral force.  It is what the perceiver does with the info that determines the tone and tenor and outcome.  Do I go all reactive?  Do I just sit still and simply take the next step? Do I call my friends and family?  Do I tell my kids?

Certainly, I will have to have the whole schmeggy out. I’m done with having my children and have been sliding into menopause for a good 4 years now, so living without my ovaries is neither here nor there.  Depending on what stage I’m in will mean radiation, chemo or ???....we shall see.

Interesting times.... happy



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 18, 2009
    • Welcome and you will find support here.  Please let us know.  Till then, you will be in my prayers.  

      ((Thank you for trusting us in your 1st blog))



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Jan 18, 2009
    • Hi Glyndathegood, so sad to know that you might be coming into some bad news.  Just from your post, I can tell that you are a strong person and would handle the news with such.

      You are so right, it is how you take the news and then your reaction to it that truly determines the outcome.

      Stay positive in all that you do.happy



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      Psalmist wrote Jan 18, 2009
    • That has got to be the best attitude i’ve heard yet!!!  I received that news myself a few years ago (turned out to be a gross misdiagnosis, THANK GOD!) but i basically fell apart.  It has since made me stronger and have stood beside other sisters who have received the same news.  Whatever happens, know that we are here with and for you, praying and crying, celebrating and cheering, whatever it takes!



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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jan 18, 2009
    • That’s alot on one’s plate.  My prayers and thoughts for good news/outcome.



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 18, 2009
    • glyndathegood...You have such a positive attitude, I’m amazed. God only knows how I would react in your situation. I’ve been told for many years now, since I was 32 actually, that I needed to have a hysterectomy, but I’ve been running away from this for so long now. More recently I’ve been told that my time is running out and that I really need to reconsider the surgery. I’m still holding out though, call it my stubborn pride. Hubby told me to go ahead and do it, the pain is so unbearable most months, he hates to see me suffer, but still...

      I’m gonna try and take a leaf out of your book and see the positives in my situation too...thanks for shining your light...



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      Glyndathegood wrote Jan 19, 2009
    • Wow!  What lovely responses, and all prayers and good thoughts sent are gratefully accepted.  I will certainly continue to blog about the journey and draw inspiration from my sisters everywhere.

      I knew there was a reason I was led to this site! estatic

      Blessings all around....

      Lynn



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 19, 2009
    • Lynn,
      I think you are inspiring us. :) What a positive outlook. Though not afflicted with the dreaded C condition, I had helath challenges of my own that I tackled in much the same fashion about 5 years ago, though in hindsight, the problem had been brewing for several years prior. I could have resolved myself to follow the well beaten path, and join the ranks of others who have been led like sheep down a path that doesn’t bring healing. Instead I approached it positively with the attitude that I wasn’t going to give in, or give up. I dug in my heels and here I am, more vibrant and healthy than I was ten years ago. Methinks perpective is the key to most every challenge in life.



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      UK Girl wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • Glyndathegood...

      Hang on in there trust me it’s not all bad ... if you need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to rant into just pop by.

      Keep strong and positive and you’ll work through it.



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      Linni wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • What a great attitude you have! i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

      Blessings
      Linni



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      Cheryl Sharpton wrote Jan 20, 2009
    • Hello,

      I have walked in your shoes and want to be your shoulder to lean on.  I too received the c word diagnosis some time ago.  I lived to tell my story because I had caring physicians, great friends, here at fab40 and beyond that kept me on the straight and narrow.  There are many ladies on this website that are affiliated with some wonderful organizations that provide support and friendship to folks in need.  Accept my friend request so I can provide my phone number.



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