IamA lady who was misdiagnosed with colon cancer and accidentally sterilized during surgery AMA!
In 2009 I started experiencing some rectal bleeding. I was given a colonoscopy and they found a mass in my sigmoid colon. Immediately after the procedure the surgeon told me to prepare myself that I had colon cancer (prior to biopsy results). Biopsy results came back benign but they he insisted that it was likely cancer. I went to a colon/rectal specialist to get a second opinion and he also insisted that it was likely cancer. They said we needed to operate right away and scheduled me for a laparoscopic sigmoid colon resection. When I woke up from surgery, they informed me that they had accidentally cut out my cervix during surgery and had to perform the hysterectomy. I had also been given ileostomy, aka "shit bag". After a TON of complications and another surgery to take down the ileostomy, I'm left with lots of physical and emotional scars. I can never have a child with out a surrogate or adoption, and I have ongoing medical problems that land me in the hospital once or twice a year. The kicker? I live in Texas, and because of tort reform, I was never able to collect damages. Ask me anything, I will share every gory detail.
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/oC1FQCi.jpg Off to bed! I'll be back on to answer more in the morning! Night and thanks for the questions!