Topic: devastated: UPDATE
Earlier this week I posted that I was finally diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance but my doctor was hopeful about still ttc after I take some time to get healthy. Well, I had a D&C last week and went for my post-oo yesterday. Turns out I have atypical complex endometrial hyperplasia, which is precancerous. The typical treatment is a hysterectomy. She said I can take progesterone for three months and biopsy again to see if the hyperplasia is gone. If it is, I would have 6 cycles to ttc before we would have to start the whole process over again. Basically I would just be buying time before a hysterectomy. The other concerning thing is that there is a chance that even with the progesterone I could develop endometrial cancer. There is also a high risk that, if I were to conceive, there is an increased chance of developing uterine cancer during the pregnancy. Part of me thinks I should just go with the hysterectomy if it is recommended by the oncologist, and let dw have our children. The other part is completely crushed that I won't ever be pregnant. Ugh, I feel so numb.
UPDATE: I met with the gynecologic oncologist this morning. She hopes to be able to treat my hyperplasia with hormone therapy. I go tomorrow for an MRI to see how deep the precancerous cells are. If they are just in the endometrium, hormone therapy is an option. If they have spread to the muscle, we will have to take more aggressive action. Also, because there is a 40% chance that I have already developed cancer, the MRI will also be to check for any tumors in my pelvic area. The worst part is that I have to wait 2 weeks to meet with the doctor again and develop a treatment plan. Thank you again for all of your support!