I am 55 yrs old and went thru menopause 8 yrs ago; about 5 months ago I started bleeding again. I made an appt with my pc who made an appt with a gyn/ob who preceeded to tell me that since I was disgusting morbidly obese i prob had uterine cancer. She didn't take into consideration any reasons for my weight gain over the last year and a half, I admit part of it was emotional I took care of my mother for the last 2 yrs of her life with alzheimers without a day off, funny how family seems to abandon you at times but I digress.. She also told me I had diabetes which my pc said I didn't my aic (what ever that number is called) is 5.8 ok a little high but my glucose is 92. He said we should watch it but so far okay. She also didn't care when it came to my exam that I have a spinal cord tumor which makes it impossible for me to lay flat unless my legs are supported (not just my feet) and my back is in a raised position. If I wasn't so fat she would be able to do the exam, she understood that she couldn't get the speculum in because I had 3 c-sections and I was just to tight (Ok I thought she's nuts, it's not like I haven't had sex for 30 yrs and haven't had dozens of pap tests, but I let it slide) By now though I was over it I know I'm fat, I know I weigh 300 lbs, I know I hate myself for it, but don't pat me on the back for losing 30 lbs in the last 2 months. By the time I got in the car I was just so sad and angry I called my pc and they made an appt for another doc in town that wasn't a fat person hater. He isn't and he is very nice and managed to give a pap test even though he told me he couldn't find my cervix, (I know it's there somewhere) By this time I had had a ultrasound both inside and outside. He told me the endrometrine lining was a little thick but not to bad. Of course by this time my bode decided not to bleed anymore so I had gone on 2 months. He decided to put me on progesterone for 10 days. That was a big mistake I had such severe side effects I wound up in the hospital for the day! He also told me his "gut" told him I didn't have uterine cancer but really with my weight they wouldn't be able to help me anyway. He could send me the 200 miles to see an oncologist but they would probably tell me the same thing. I have to say I live in a small town in central Oregon that is not known for having the best doctors, there are several and I think I have two of the best but who knows. Now to my question, If I have uterine cancer am I doomed to pass on because I am so grossly fat or is there help for me? Am I being told this in an off hand but nice way because I am poor, I can know longer work because of my tumor so I live on a very modest income. I am sad to think that my emotional problems and metabolic issues turned me into this fat person but is it fair to say there is nothing they can do because of it? Is it fair to say I am doomed to die because I am poor even though I have insurance? I don't understand, I don't want to die, geez I'm losing weight as fast as I can I quit smoking 89 days and counting! but I figure if this is it what's the point really (just kidding, I don't give up that easily.) So where do I go from here? Take my doc's "gut feeling" and not worry about it (again it worries me about the caliber of doctors in this town) or look for another doctor? Someone please give me some advice. Thanks for listening if nothing elseView Thread
I am 55 and went into menopause at 47 no symptoms at all other than the last two months before I stopped having a period they were so heavy I had to have a cat scan and ultrasound, the cat scan said they saw something on the ovaries the ultrasound saw nothing. Two months after that I never bled again.
Two months ago, end of February, I had a severe fall, landed right on my butt on cement, I heard a crunch and a crack and then instant pain. I am used to having a lot of pain, I have a noncanerous but inoperable spinal cord tumor that I take morphine, baclefen, and lyrica for but the pain when I fell made my 'everyday' pain feel like nothing. It took me fifteen minutes before I could pull myself up on the couch.
I probably should have gone to hospital but didn't I live in a small town and well the hospital does not have the best reputation. I finally went in when I started bleeding lightly. When I went to the hospital ER I sat in an exam room for 3 hours after seeing a doctor that was not very interested for five minutes, asked me how long ago I fell, how bad the bleeding was and left. They did do a blood test which they said was normal the nurse told me this.
When the doctor came back in he told me I was fine just a back strain and I was to fat to have any tests (okay I'm fat I admit it but to fat for an xray or an ultrasound?) He then left and I sat for 3 hrs. By this time it was time for me to take my meds, I follow a very strict protocal and only take them at the right time and only from MY doctor's prescription, when I informed the nurse it was getting time for meds. I was sent packing. So I assume they thought I was drug seeking even though I told them exactly who my doctor was and why I did not want any from them when the nurse offered.
The bleeding stopped after a couple of days, so stupid me forgot about it. Yesterday (4/20/13) I started getting cramps just like I used to when I still had my periods. The bleeding isn't horrible but I am passing horrible clots, they are so large that, I know this is gross but, the water in the toilet splashes. I am not quite sure what to do, my provider had to go on an extended leave and they aren't sure she will be back ( I am assuming she is probably sick, so sad she is a really nice lady) Since I live in such a small town, the doctors are not very good and most don't take medicare or won't take someone on a pain management contract. I did find a doctor thank God but I can't get into see him for another month.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? I am hoping it has something to do with the fall but I don't know. I am afraid to go back to the hospitaol. Anyone out there that could give me some ideas I would sure appreciate it. Thanks!View Thread