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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Health Update

It's been quite a week. I went to the Urologist on Tuesday for my pre-op and he tells me he doesn't think he can help me. After consultation, he believes the cyst is on my ovary, not my bladder. So, I go to the GYN on Thursday. They can't get a view of my ovaries from the CT scan that the Urologist shared so I had to come back the next day for an Ultrasound.

Yesterday I go in for the Ultrasound. The doctor then comes in and explains that he's going to need to refer me to someone else. UGH! I have a septated cystic mass. They're not quite sure of the origin. He believes it is from the right ovary. My left ovary is not visible. I also had blood drawn for a CA-125 test.

I have an appointment with an Oncologist GYN on March 1st. The major concern is that I've had two abdominal surgeries--an emergency myomectomy in 1994 (I went to the ER because I thought I had appendicitis.) and a hysterectomy in 2005.

I've been doing some reading about septated ovarian cysts. I know I have a high tolerance for pain but I'm surprised I don't have much pain. The mass is pretty large - 5 in x 3 in x 3 in and about 14 oz. of fluid. Yuck! I'm so grossed out that I have yet something else growing inside me.

Anyhow, I do not like what my body feels like right now. The lack of exercise is catching up with me. I've been stretching here and there but I'm starting to feel stiff and heavy. I don't even dare get on the scale. Today it's supposed to be nice out. I'm going to attempt to go for a walk.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Sheila. I am so sorry to hear this news! Hopefully the OB/GYN will be easily be able to get rid of the cyst. I will definitely send you some green smoothie information. I truly believe that drinking them is one of the best things we can do for our bodies from a nutritional perspective. I am going to keep you in my prayers. Let me know if you are open to me sending you some distance Reiki too. xoxo