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May 14, 2014 - 19 comments

Well I have a follow up appointment this morning with my gynecologist. I hope she has some good news for me, but I'm suspecting not.

I'll journal later about it

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by jugglin, May 14, 2014
Thinking about you Shannon and sending prayers your way!  Keep us posted!

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by krisnile, May 14, 2014
My thoughts are with you!

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by rbohl01, May 14, 2014
Prayers for you =)

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by mhv, May 14, 2014
Good luck!!! Thinking of you!

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by Moma_Cher, May 14, 2014
Sending you luck

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by hansen20, May 14, 2014
good luck hun. I  will  be praying  for  you for some good news.

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by Shannon79, May 14, 2014
Thanks for all your prayers ladies.

I didn't really get good news like I was hoping. I was hoping for some change for the better. But I can't really say it was any worse either. She noticed something today that wasn't mentioned at my appt 2 months ago.

So she went ahead and did a vaginal biopsy :-\ I don't really recommend it cause it was not overly pleasant. She had to stick a needle in my lady parts to freeze it. Oi! And I'm sure you can imagine the rest.

I go back to see her in 3 weeks for the results of the biopsy. It's kind of embarrassing the reason for the biopsy. So all I'll say is that she says it appears that my lady parts are shrinking. Wth???? So she's checking for inflammation. She didn't name it and it causes the symptoms I'm having.

So I guess I just wait 3 weeks to find out if I have this or not. And find out where I go from here. Also addressing the other stuff going on. Mood swings, irritability, hot flashes, lack if sex drive.

I feel like my body is failing me. I'm 35 years old. I should be in my prime now! Instead my body's doing the opposite. Grrrr sometimes our body's just plain s*ck!

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by veronica0808, May 14, 2014
Oh Shannon I am sorry to hear this,, thats new to me too abt the shrinking  hopefully those 3 weeks fly by so u can get your results and praying for good results. as far as my body goes I feel like you, sometimes I ask my self if there is something wrong with me.,, IDK Hope everything is well

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by Shannon79, May 14, 2014
I hear ya veronica.

A big part of the issue is that this is causing painful intercourse. So it's been awhile since we've had actual penetration. So now my husband is afraid he'll never get intercourse again

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by Hollus, May 14, 2014
I am so sorry to hear this! I will say some prayers for good news at your next appt.

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by Shannon79, May 14, 2014
Thanks Hollus :-)

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by Risa615, May 14, 2014
Ouch! It hurts so I know how you are feeling. Hope you get answers soon, sending hugs!

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by Shannon79, May 15, 2014
You've had it done too, Risa? It is definitely not comfortable. As uncomfortable as a pap test is, I would rather do that again then a vaginal biopsy.

Yes some answers would be really nice. It's the not knowing and playing the waiting game that really s*cks. If it's bad news then at least I'll know so then I can have a plan in place

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by heather727, May 15, 2014
Well, this definitely doesn't sound like a fun thing to go through. :( Hopefully, you've got some answers and a plan in a few weeks! Take are sweetie, you're in my thoughts. :)

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by Shannon79, May 15, 2014
Thanks heather. Wasn't the news I was hoping for. I was hoping things would "magically" get better. Haha

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by jugglin, May 15, 2014 sorry to hear you went thru a biopsy.  I've had my share of lady issues/procedures when I went thru infertility treatments several years ago.  No fun.  Saying a prayer for you that you heal quickly from your procedure AND get some answers that result in resolving all of this. My hubby feels the same way right now even though my health issues are different.
Prayer, love and hugs your way!

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by Shannon79, May 15, 2014
Thanks Gina.

I'm feeling better today. The area still feels a little bit of pain. She told me to get some lydocaine ointment to numb it. So that's been working pretty good.

I just want some answers. I would like to be able to have physical intercourse again with my husband. We do other things, but that part is missing. I didn't think getting answers would be like pulling teeth.

Thanks for your prayers. And I'm sending you my prayers, love and hugs

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by krisnile, May 15, 2014
Waiting game ,,, I hate that which my story is different..but waiting *****. Try to keep your mine on other things I know is hard but really there's nothing you can do about it this second so think positive.... And hang in there looks like you have a great support here...I love this site its been helping me!!!

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by Shannon79, May 15, 2014
Kris - All these ladies are amazing! That's exactly what I have to do. Just try and keep busy and keep my mind off it. Luckily I have a 20 month old, so he keeps me pretty busy.

Thank you for thinking of me

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