During the time that I've been blogging I've ask folks to pray for my dad and my mom and my husband and my daugher. I've added my prayers to those of others in the blog world for like causes.
Certainly I never thought I'd been asking for myself.
Since I'm taking this (what seems to me, drastic) step, I feel I should explain.
As a woman of "that age", I had gone through "the change" almost 5 years ago.
I'm the only woman of my family to do this "the old fashioned way" as every other female member of the clan had done this with surgery at some point in their lives (before they got to the age I am), so certainly I have no guide book here (Ok, I guess I'm writing one for my daughter!)
However, about a month ago, I began having episodes of bleeding again.
A trip to the doctor revealed a normal pap smear, and a biopsy done in the office showed "nothing remarkable" (really, that was the comment on the lab result!).
The ultra sound (a whole other experience to be ranted about another time) revealed that I have a small fibroid tumor which is "not of concern" and supposedly is not the cause of the bleeding.
Now the doctor wants to do a D&C, which my reading tells me is not really helpful to treat post menopausal bleeding.
Part of my issue here is that I don't have a really trusting relationship with this doctor --- it's okay in terms of being able to go for that yearly exam, but I'm feeling really out here by myself just now.
I'm really not good at asking for help for anything, even when (in looking back) I should, but this thing, frankly, scares me.
So if you all could say a little word for me to have understanding and guidance and make proper choices, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks to you all.