Thursday, August 28, 2008


Marks the day in which I became cancer free and hope to remain that way for the rest of my life!

Ahhh yes, the milestones of breast least I can talk about it in years rather than months and weeks now, right Penny? 1 year out! I say that and I have a little bit of anxiety about my upcoming appointment this next Tuesday with my surgeon - my 1 year post surgery follow-up. My surgeon looks like Kelly Clarkson, seriously!

At the end of September, I am having a tubal ligation. I want this. I don't want children. Thing is, the OBGYN Dr. ( I personally see a Nurse Practitioner, who works under this Dr.) is such a BITCH! I've never been made to feel so incompetent to make a decision until I met her, she made me feel as if I don't have the right to make this personal choice. I felt like saying "I don't want children, I can't be on birth control and I DON'T want a piece of plastic shoved up in my uterus, OK!" I'm also seeking a consult through my surgeon through the breast care center, to see if she will do the surgery or if she can recommend another Dr. who might be on the lefter side of humanity.

Anyone have this surgery? Please chime in. I'm really only nervous about the post-surgical recovery part. Have your periods changed since your surgery?


Gawain said...

Congrats on passing the 1 year mark, Tanya! I'm very happy for you.

Concerning your OBGYN, I'd tell her exactly what you posted, and then if she gives you any more attitude, tell her to go straight to hell and find another doctor. You shouldn't have to put up with that attitude.

Tanya said...

I was really glad you didn't chime in about periods, Les! LMAO! Yeah, I hear ya about the talking to her part. I want to talk to my other surgeon first.

Penny said...

Yea! A year free! Doesn't it feel great?? I agree with Les, if you don't get satisfaction... or at least treated with respect, walk out of the office and find someone else. I have a fabulous doc that you'd love. One more thing... don't pay the co-pay until after the visit! And if you have to get up and walk out, let them bill you forever!

Martha Bonneau said...

Just wanted to pop in and thank you for the typewriter info you left on my blog :)
I researched and found out mine is a Quiet De Luxe (the last thing it is is quiet!) and tracked down ribbon on-line...but I am too anxious to wait so I may run into Staples tomorrow and see what I can find.
And since I am here...congrats on the 1 year mark!!!!

~Kristen~ said...

Rock on girl!!! Both on reaching the One Year mark happy and healthy, and in telling that ob/gyn where to go!!! WTF makes her think she has the right to choose for you?!? That holier than thou shit makes me sick and personally I feel if they want to practice medicine they need to check their ignorance at the door!!!