You do seem to have a lot going on and I cannot comment on that but I would strongly suggest to get referred to a gyn/oncologist.....that is who you want to perform your surgery. Not because you are dealing with cancer but because this is their area of expertise and your outcome can be more positive when coupled with their additional skills. Also....if your doc isn't forthcomming with the info you are requesting it might be time to find a different one....they owe you that much. YOU HAVE ONE CHANCE ATO GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.....see a gyn/oncologist. Please do stay in touch.
Agree with Dian about a Gyn/Onc, but maybe that is the consult you are referring to for next week? You did have a negative endometrial biopsy so that is on your side. I did not go hyertensive until I was in menopause, and a number of my friens started elevating their blood pressures during this pre-menopausal period, you might want to talk to your family practitioner about it. they are more in tune with treating BP's than the gyn's are. If you are looking to surgery, they will probably want it lowered. What kind of kidney stones did you have? If they were calcium stones did they check your calcium levels? Did a quick google search, there is a hormone from the parathyroid gland that regulates calciuma and if it gets too high, it can effect bone. I hope you have another physican overseeing all your medical needs. This is a scary time, take care of yourself, keep us posted.
Hello and thank you for your comments. I meant to send this to Dr. Goodman, hence the details but I appreciate your responses!! My hysterectomy will be performed by my gyno with another gynecologist, and it is scheduled for 10/29, specifically in response to the bilateral ovarian cysts and bleeding. I asked about a gyn/onc and was told by the surgical coordinator that both surgeons were extremely competent and highly recommended which I don't doubt, but neither are oncologists ( I have only met one.) I am meeting with both on 10/23 and will ask again. (I did think it was odd that there would be 2 surgeons.)
Thanks for the insight. The kidney stone was calcium but I wasn't given the calcium level yet was strongly advised to not add any calcium (oj, tums, etc) to my diet and that I should also not completely eliminate natural calcium (cheese, milk, etc) either.
I'm trying to keep myself focused and positive but feel that my body is slowly weakening. I was a picture of health back in the spring and since then, every test comes back with either more troubles, changing information or more tests! I am hoping the surgery will provide answers and for a swift recovery. Thank you so much for your thoughts.
Please, for your sake, remain pro-active and insist a gyn/oncologist either perform your surgery or be available and on-call......staging is done during the surgery....pathology will be sent up while you are under....you want a gyn/oncologist there just in case! Please, please DO NOT take a chance.....it is great those two surgeons come highly recommended.....still, they are not gyn/oncologists and you want and need he most highly trained person you can get....I cannot overstate the importance of having a gyn/oncologist performing your procedure. I agree this is a scary time....hang in there and please keep us posted.
I recently had surgery done to have a large cyst removed and while the two surgeons who performed the procedure were not gyn/oncologists, they did make certain that one was available in case the pathology came back malignant. Thankfully all was benign and they were able to remove the cyst and my right ovary and fallopian tube. As Dian mentioned, they will do the pathology while you are under and my doctors told me in advance that if it was cancer, the oncologist would be the surgeon to come in and do the debulking and staging. As a matter of fact, they would not do the surgery unless there was a gyn/oncologist available (had to have my original surgery date rescheduled because one wouldn't be available that date). When you see your doctors again, ask them if they will be doing the pathology during surgery and if needed, will a gyn/oncologist be available to do the staging. Please let us know how you make out.
Believe me and everyone for that matter - YOU WANT A GNYO/ONCOLOGIST!!! I have a highly, highly recommended gyno who is extremely well-known and when I went in for a ultra sound with her, she found a mass that needed to be removed. SHE told me that she does hysterectomy surgeries everyday but she didn't feel comfortable performing this surgery, and that I should seek a gyno/oncologist IN CASE it was cancer. She was so right and I can't thank her enough. You want a specialist to do the surgery! Even when I saw the gyno/oncologist he told me that the mass may not be cancer given my age and no family history (I'm 27) but that he would find out during the surgery. It was, but having him perform the surgery was the best decision I made. Please take our advice and seek a specialist. Deandra