Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 17:44:36
Hello all, I just received the worst news I thought ever and now I feel after reading all this, I have hope. I was diagnosed with dysplaysia at 19 after having an abnormal papsmear. I went to my OB/GYN and he did a biopsy and said I need to have cryo-surgery. NO big deal it was mild and they said this would more than likely take care of it. I went back received my check up received another abnormal pap he said we should do the procedure again. I got worried but still didn’t give it much thought. After another cryo surgery and another check up accompanied with an abnormal pap, he suggested we go with a conization. I started to get worried but he assured me this would take care of precancerous cells. Mind you this hasn’t hit cancerous yet. I went thru with the procedure and didn’t really think twice about it till my dad said the doctor keeps insisting its mild if it was mild then why are you going for a 3rd round of treatment? I then proceeded to seek the opinion of another ob-gyn and she basically looked at my records and without doing any procedure said this might be in the cancerous stages sure enough after some test I am in the early stages of cervical cancer. Now I am seeking treatment at the James Grahm Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. I am confident that I will receive good treatment. At the same time you never think about cancer until it hits you. I have a new perspective on life now. I am going to do things that I need to do and live my life to the fullest now. I feel relieved I have found a support system also.