So I had the appointment with the gynecologist today…always a thrill! It is interesting telling my Prophylactic Mastectomy story to people who are not aware. According to her, records are often not sent until you are released from care. Since I am still officially undergoing treatment my GYN had no update since the mammogram of March 2011 that started it all. She was a very interested audience. The person I see at the office is one of the nurse practitioners. I have gone to her for years, much easier to get an appointment that trying to see one of the doctors. She was the one who was there the day I had my miscarriage and she was the one I saw following the birth of both of my beautiful girls.
She added to the chorus of folks who say how brave I am. She also added to the list of those who want me to have further tests. She agrees with the colonoscopy and not to be out done by other doctors, feels I should also go for a pelvis ultrasound. I feel like I am some pawn in a wired medical game, I se you mastectomy and raise you one colonoscopy and a pelvic ultrasound. So if everything were to go perfect, I have at least 5 more medical appointments minimum before we can close this chapter of my life, and when does life go perfect?
The connection between breast and ovarian cancer is known. Can I say clearly how F-ing tired I am of tests and doctors? Of course I will go but think I am going to hold off making an appointment until next week. I hope to get a date nailed down for the last of the breast procedures before making more appointments. I sure hope it is the last!