Wednesday, October 14, 2020

State of the uterus: I have an appointment

A brief update:  

I now have an appointment with the gynecologist:  next Thursday afternoon. Not too bad in terms of a wait!  I'm not sure whether he will do the endometrial biopsy that day, or whether I'll have to go back for that. Good thoughts/vibes/prayers for that day would be appreciated. :) 

The receptionist asked whether I'd had a sonohystogram (I haven't). Not sure whether that will be in my future too. 

Thank you for your good wishes and stories about your own experiences with fibroids. I hate to hear that so many of you have endured this this too;  but I will admit, it does make me feel less alone to know how common they are! 

I haven't told my mother about any of this. I didn't want to worry her unnecessarily, and certainly not until I knew better what I was dealing with. I am considering telling her before I head to the gyn's office next week. She never had fibroids, but she did have a hysterectomy, 21 years ago, when she was about the same age I am now.  And I wanted to ask her some questions about my two aunts (my dad's sisters). I feel like we have a lot in common, physiologically. My younger aunt had a hysterectomy when she was in her late 30s/early 40s, after she'd had her family. I'm not sure why. And I remember my mom mentioning that my older aunt was having some bleeding issues when she was post-menopausal. I'm not sure what happened there either, but I'd like to know more. 

I'll update again after my appointment next week. 


  1. You've got it. I'll be sharing good thoughts for you through next Thursday.

  2. Great that you got an appointment without a long wait. It's interesting, isn't it, how many women have "bleeding issues" around menopause or after, and yet it is never talked about, so when these things start happening to us, it seems like a shock. Friends came out of the woodwork with all their bleeding horror stories only after I had mine. I felt like saying sarcastically, "thanks for the heads up!"

  3. I hope your appointment goes well and you get answers! I'm glad you could get an appointment relatively soon, I hope the time whizzes by so you aren't living in stress. So annoying that post-menopausal bleeding is a common but sort of secret thing.