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A year ago I found out I had a fibroid that was 6.7cm. It was causing long, heavy periods.
Over the last three months I have had non-stop bleeding. Another ultrasound shows the fibroid made some friends. Now I'm at 7.0, 3.7 and 3.5. My uterus is tipped backward so attempts at biopsies and a saline sonogram failed. Uterus is huge at 16.3x70.x8.5, so it has to be an abdominal cut for surgery.
Today I begged my doctor for a hysterectomy. She was good with it, but we have an approval for a D&C already, so she's going to consult with an oncologist to see if they recommend the D&C or go straight to the hysterectomy without the cell sample.
She told me that before surgery I'd need an EKG and a chest x-ray. Did anyone else have to do those? I'm not sure I understand the need. When I asked, she just said because I'm over 40. That seems to be the standard answer and it's getting old.
I can not believe I actually want surgery, but I want this to be over!
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