The Doctor doing the 3D scan was like an old friend, this is the third time he has had a shufty around my privates - which is more times than a couple of my previous sexual partners whose names currently escape me.
He gave a slightly different slant than the French Doctor did when she went through the results of the last biopsy. He told me the gunk in my womb is Endometrial hyperplasia with mild atypia. You know what that is right?
When the French Doc told me what I had back in September I was in such a state I didn't get the full term. She described it as something that might become cancerous but probably not, and not really to worry about it, the way she told it it was one of those things that was highly unlikely - like the scare stories from school that if you swallow chewing gum you'll get cancer.
Today's Doctor was much more direct.
He told me that normally for someone who has had this diagnosis they would do a hysterectomy straight away. But, as I want to have a baby they won't do that just now. But they will, in his words, "keep a very close eye on me." Really? Does that mean that you will call me for a change rather than me constantly pushing for call-backs and answers?
And all this was just from looking at my notes, before he actually dove in for the close up.
Today's scan showed that my womb lining is still very thick (er ... yeah that's because I haven't had a period for three months). As he poked around he looked increasingly worried and decided to do a biopsy.
He scraped a couple of catheters full of gunk out. Yes, it was as painful as it sounds.
As he decanted it into the container to be sent away to be tested he asked the nurse to make sure it was marked as urgent. He reiterated this point twice more as she was packaging it up, which didn't do a lot to allay my fears.
I should get the results back in a week, or so. He said he'd call me, but I have a feeling I might be calling them.
Suddenly this isn't just about having a baby. This is about not having cancer.
So let this be a lesson to you to persist. If things don't seem to be going the way they should don't just wait. Ring, ring and keep ringing until you speak to your own personal Eunice. (By the way loving the love she is getting through the comments, I almost want to forward her the details of this blog so she reaps the rewards but then I wouldn't be able to bitch about her colleagues with such gay abandon).
And if you are wondering why I don't sound as panicked and scared as I could then it is down to my fantastic support system. I'd told the husband not to bother coming to the hospital with me, I thought it would just be a routine peer around my womb, however luckily he works not too far from the hospital so as soon as I got out he came and found me and was brilliant. I also got in touch with the girls as soon as I got back into the office this morning and within a couple of hours I received countless links and information from my unpaid but dedicated team of researchers.
So for those who have found this post because you did a search for Endometrial hyperplasia here are some of the most informative pages we have found.
This is a good, clear, summary from Cancer Research
And an encouraging Q&A from Yahoo Answers
If anyone reading this has had a similar diagnosis or knows any more about it I would be eternally grateful if you'd leave me a comment or email me.