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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
1011810 tn?1299678377
09/09
Hi --  Im sorry I forgot.  Well you are an inspiration to me for the surgery and the smoking.  I am trying not to dwell on this and I feel stupid every moment that I do.  I am having such intense pain today and I am looking forward to the possibility that this may be the last time that I have to endure this particular pain.  I am going to quit.  Im done making excuses for myself I have the same outlook you did If I am lucky enough to survive and not have cancer I will do right by myself and my family.  I have been so sick with lung problems for years and I want to see what it would be like to feel good for a change.  I will hopefully be able to get through the next 2 days without driving myself and everyone else MAD.  Thank you for your kind words and continued support.
Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
09/09
HI.  You had a hysterectomy 13 weeks ago? I cant remember.  I am quitting smoking while Im in the hospital too Im hoping I can have a fresh start after my surgery.  Im sooo sceared.  The whole putting me under ventilator thing has got me pretty flipped out.  I am having my surgery Friday at 12:40.  Any words of wisdom???
Talk to you soon.  '
Best wishes
Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi there how are you doing?  I havent heard from you in a while and I wanted to check in and say hi.  I hope that all is well.
Best Wishes
Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
09/09
I went to the DR today he said.....
He does not think that I have cancer he seemed absolutely positive (great news)
I am getting the hysterectomy
Not sure on the date yet I will hopefully find out this evening.  But its looking like 2-3 weeks from today
I feel a lot better
Thanks for all of your encouraging words I will keep u posted
Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
09/09
Hi Joe--  I said the same thing and if I am blessed enough not to have cancer I will dedfinitely quit for good too.  I am going to try to quit 2-3 weeks before my surgery as my pulse ox is at 92% and that makes me super uneasy about my surgery.  I want to give myself the best chance to make it through the surgery and if my lungs are doing better then I feel I have a better chance.  How did you get through the 12 hours before your surgery without it?  Any suggestions for the first couple days, as this is usually when I fail and start up again
Thanks Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I read that u quit smoking can u tell me how and how you got over the super edgy feeling? Ive been trying for years and would love to get some advice
Thanks Brooke
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1000392 tn?1294093912
08/09
A fellow Canadian!!! So nice to see you here. Too bad we've had problems with doctors. Americans think that because most of our health care is free, it must be top notch doctors... SO WRONG!!! lol I heard that Quebec residents have it worse than Ontario... true?
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
She said she was taking the ovaries both because of the cysts and the scar tissue.  I will find out when my surgery is on Thursday.  I am trying each day to cope more and more.  How are you doing?  Anything new?  Not much her just building an addition on my house for my grandma.  When it rains it pours!!  
Talk to u soon
Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
Yes HPV can either cause warts or cervical cancer depending on the strand that you haveYes she is taking my ovaries.  Im sure that I will live through the surgery I am just soooo nervous.  Im trying really hard to stay busy.  I hope all is well with you.  Talk to you soon.
Brooke
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08/09
I'm finding out the more people I talk to the more I find people that are going through or have delt with what we are going through.  There is a lady at work that told me she had 6 surgeries to clean out her endo.  I plan to have a lot more conversations with her.  I'll ask her more questions about her treatments in between and see if I can find out what worked for her.  She eventually had a hysterectomy once she tried having children and was not successfull.  I think she is in her late 40's early 50's now.  Will keep you posted.

How is being back to work going for you?  Hang in there I know it was tough for me.  Don't push yourself too hard.

Karen  
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08/09
I do have a friend that was on Dep shot for over three years and she really liked it.  She was not taking it for endo but just for easy birth control.  She said she gained at most 5 lbs which is not bad.  I would like to get a few more opinions from people that have tried it before I decide to try it.  What other options did your doctor give you?
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08/09
Since I had so many side effects with the antibiotics I was on I decided I was not ready to try the depo shot just yet.  Instead she put me on a birth control pill called Yaz.  Taking the hormone pills consecutively it is supposed to slow down and stop my periods.  I have a friend that has endo and takes another BC pill like this and she goes without a period so it works for her.  I just started taking the pill this past Sunday so I'll let you know how it goes.  So far so good.  
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08/09
Hi Joe.  Thanks for the note.  I have not been online in a few days because I had aother issue pop up.  Since I was in bed with the bacteria infection and inactive then went to work on Monday my shoulders froze up.  My joints were so stiff I could not move them and was in extreme pain.  I am still sore but feeling better today.

This note area only allows 800 characters so will send a few notes seperately.

Karen
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
HI Joe-- Well im hoping I did get good She said I need the hysterectomy because I have HPV so she wants them to take my cervix, I have fibroids so she wants to take my uterus.  I have the cyst and scar tissue on my ovary so she said a complete hysterectomy is my best bet.  Im hoping that I will live through the surgery as far as the recovery I know I can do that.  Im glad to hear that u are feeling better.  Anything else new with you?
Talk to u soon Brooke
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I went to the Dr and I have mixed emotions but all in all it was ok.  I have to have a complete hysterectomy.  She referred me to a gyn/onc and in her opinion I dont have cancer.  I also got the results of my AFP tumor marker and abnormal is over 5.5 and im at 1.1 so thats good.I called my mother in law and she said she will come home for the week of my surgery too so thats good.  better days ahead I pray.  How are u?
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1011810 tn?1299678377
08/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Would you mind telling me what kind of surgery they did on you.  Which parts they took?  
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