How are you with the unknown? Me… Not so good. I mean, I love wonder and awe, and am willing to sublimely surrender to the unknowable, to Mystery… But, when it comes to the knowable – I want to know.
This, as promised, is an update on my current medical issue. My last post asked the question, “What is it?” Are the uterine fibroids now rapidly growing in my body cancerous? I went to a GYN oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital two days ago and he said that there is no way to tell for sure. So, I still don’t know.
Scans, MRIs, biopsies – none are definitive in diagnosis and, in his opinion, none are worth the effort for me. As he explained, this particular kind of cancer would be very rare, so it is unlikely that the fibroids are malignant. Because I have been taking a shot called Lupron for the last two months, there was an upsurge in estrogen levels in my body and, so, this could have caused the fibroids to grow more rapidly. By continuing with the Lupron shots (I received my third one in that doctor’s office, as my gynecologist told me to bring it with me) the reasonable hope is that the fibroids will stop growing and maybe even shrink by about 25 percent.
That’s good news. But… Continue reading