Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today

So, just sitting here waiting for af to show up. I'm assuming she'll make an appearance on Friday or Saturday. Now I'm worried that the Lupron didn't get into the muscle and instead just went into the fat in my ass. I'm not having any side effects from it and the injection site was not sore the next day. People say they get hot flashes on it and I haven't experienced that yet. If there's something to worry about I'm going to find it!

On a completely separate note, my aunt is having an emergency hysterectomy today. They have diagnosed her with uterine cancer and the first step in treating it is removing the uterus. They don't know what stage the cancer is at since the cancer was in the lining and they could not get a good biopsy. So, once the operation is done they will be able to determine how far along it is and also if it has spread. God I hope it hasn't spread. If the cancer is in its early stages she will not need radiation. So, that's what we're hoping for - early stages, fully removed and no further treatments required. Hopefully, we'll be able to stop by the hospital tonight to visit her. This Aunt is 50 years old, (just 12 years older than me). She would babysit me when I was little and we'd watch tv and eat cheesies and drink orange pop. Then when I was older I'd babysit her kids. We live about a 5 minute drive from each other. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. She shouldn't have to be going through this. But, we all know that life isn't fair and bad things happen to good people. She's strong, a fighter, I know she'll get through this. I just have to keep reminding myself of that fact.

3 comments:

Fran said...

Oh my God, what a terrible news, I will say a prayer for her and please God this didn't spread and it's a very early stage. Did she have symptoms?

And don't worry about the downregulation, it's very likely you won't have effects really! I never had anything to speak of! Love, Fran

La La said...

Thinking of your aunt today. Sending "caught it early" vibes.

Lost in Space said...

I hope all goes well for your aunt. That has to be such a scary thing to think about/experience. FWIW, my 44 year old SIL went through a hysterectomy last week. I don't have all the details, but I understand that she had enough abnormal cells to warrant it, but there is no further treatment required.

I'm sure the Lupron Depot injection is fine. My ob/gyn wanted me to do monthly Lupron Depot injections for endo after my lap and I seem to remember there being different "strength" injections - as in monthly or every 3 months...Maybe the really bad side effects occur for stronger ones or over longer periods of time.