Hi, this is the first time I've posted to an online forum so its a little daunting. I was diagnosed with CC last week and have been reading the different posted in the forum for the past few days - you are all amazing and hearing about the different experiences make me feel so much stronger and less alone in this so thank you. I'm still waiting to find out my stage (PET tomorrow and MRI next week) and it feels like it is taking ages. Waiting really is the worst thing and with all of this time, my mind is going into overdrive and am now thinking the worst and have cried pretty much solidly for two days. I know its daft and I need to wait and see what the doctors say but I'm finding this all so difficult.
I guess I wanted to say thank you for the different posts I've read so far, they really do help, but I have a few questions I wondered if anyone had any experience of knowledge of that could help calm me down a little. It feels like the time between first meeting the Dr and my MRI is going to be ages (2.5 weeks), but how long do you normally need to wait for the results of these tests? Can things get worse in that time (does it grow or change that quickly?) I read somewhere that if the cancer is more advanced, it is visable without the tests they are looking to perform - is that true? I"m only in my early 30's and we haven't started a family yet but Dr told me that it was unlikely they would be able to save my fertility - does that mean I'm more advanced? Honestly - my mind is going crazy with trying to second guess what is going on inside me and what stage I'm at - its not good :(. I started out feeling fairly positive that this could be beaten but am now just so scared. My husband has been so supportive and tells me to take it one step at a time and not to worry to much about these things until we know more but I just can't stop thinking about it all.
I'm sorry if these really are silly questions to ask just now but thank you for any help or reassurance you can give me.