I'll do my best to make a long story short:
Aug 2017 miscarried at 6 weeks
Aug 2017 received results from smear test taken in early July confirming abnormalities
Sep 2017 Bopsy carried out - High Grade CGIN / AIS
Oct 2017 - LLETZ prcoedure carried out - marins not clear
Jan 2018 - 2nd LLETZ procedure carried out - 3 margins clear, 1 margin not clear
Mar 2018 - MDT meeting to discuss, referred to Gyn Oncology team
April 2018 - MRI scheduled
May 2018 - Outpatients meeting scheduled to discuss findings of MRI
Now, I have no children, am married and would absolutely love to ahve a family. We were in the process of trying for one when all this began.
I've been told I do not have cancer, the cells are precancerous, but could develop if untreated. The MRI will give a better idea of where I am at, and a treatment plan can be discussed following the results of this, but hysterectomy has been mentioned a few times.
Here's where I'm at with that:
1) had I not miscarried, I'd have a baby by now and treatment would have been carried out afterward.
2) had I continued to TTC following the miscarriage, I'd be pregnant now (possibly) and treatment would have just had to wait.
3) by the time I meet with the Doctors to discuss the findings of the MRI 4 months will have gone by since my last treatment. If 4 months can be allowed to go by without treatment, how urgent can a hysterectomy be?
Don't get me wrong, I've been up and down and all over the place. I've been looking into surrogacy and egg retirieval in the bakground, and every other possible avenue there is to try to ensure me and my husband can become parents. More recently, following a lot of research online, I am wondering.... given the rate at which precancerous cells develop into cancer, with the correct supervision and regular screening, could a hysterectomy be delayed to allow me to try for a baby?
I should probably mention that I am 35, but have ready many posts where doctors encouraged women younger than me to complete there families following similar diagnosis, and then have hysterectomy afterwards. I'm just wondering if that could be an option for me - Heck, I'd go straight for IVF if I thought it would give me a better chance of conceiving ASAP, whatever it takes!
I'd really appreciate any feedback on this, and thanks for reading.