Hello lovely ladies,
I'm frustrated. I've recently been handed over to a gyn/onc who has a new (thus, not very helpful) assistant/nurse. I called her for the second time yesterday (the first time, she didn't have access to my chart), desperately seeking any info she could give me about what to expect during my next visit. All she can tell me is that my onc will perform a biopsy...that's obvious to me, but this dr. told me (during my first visit with him) that this next biopsy is going to hurt a lot more than anything I've experienced so far
10/05: first abnormal pap
11/05: colposcopy, HGSIL diagnosis
12/05: cryotherapy, unsuccessful (turns out lesion extended into canal)
5/06: cold-knife cone
6/06: cone results: clear margins! BUT surprise adenocarcinoma in situ diagnosis. Referred to gyn/onc...attempted to perform biopsy, but cervix wasn't healed.
My cone follow-up with gyno revealed that I have cervical stenosis (not that big of a deal, right?) and when he examined me it hurt more than I can explain.
So, I go to see the oncologist next Saturday. What do you all think he's going to do?...d&c? How will my cervix dialate if it's scarred shut? Last visit, he said something about wanting to scrape my uterus? But again, how is he supposed to get up there? And why won't his nurse tell me what's going on?? Shouldn't she have SOME sort of info on my chart? Why won't she tell me ANYthing! I would simply like to mentally prepare myself. I understand she's new, and trust me - I normally have sympathy for those in her position, but I'm just really freaked out...and I'm growing more frustrated as it feels like I have no control over anything.
So, if any of you ladies could offer me some sort of IDEA of what I might be walking into, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you in advance!