Why do today what you can put off til tomorrow?!

I had a great weekend with my family. It was a nice distraction from the chaos I’ve experienced this past month. Wow… a month… time flies. Had a consult with my DR this afternoon. It went really well. I feel better about things at the moment. Probably because I’ve postponed everything until after the holidays. No more stressing over my laundry list of things to do. Although I did get a lot accomplished… having a goal helps.

DR says he’s 99.9% sure that what I have is a ca125 elevated endometrioma. Not a malignancy. There is just a protocol to scare women here in the states he says. In France they would just go in and take out the cysts… here when there is a ca125 elevation… we call in the oncologist. While the oncologist will still be on call during surgery there is a pretty darn good chance we won’t need him. They will still send my cysts (3.5 cm & 3 mm on right ovary) to the pathologist to have everything tested. He insisted that he likes to keep everything intact but there is a chance he may take my ovary. Plus I have a fluid filled area which they believe is one of my tubes (ultrasound was unclear as to which one). I can’t remember off the top of my head how dilated it is (it’s in my notes downstairs) but apparently it’s dangerous… increases my risk of ectopic pregnancy. So they will remove my tube. Lets just hope they don’t take an ovary and an opposite tube… then pregnancy would def be out of the question. I also got a confirmation today that I do have PCOS. So a double whammy! My sister and I believe that a medical journal about infertility could be written about us. We cover a wide spectrum of problems from cervical stenosis… endo… polyps… cysts… PCOS… etc. At least I’m blessed to have a built in support system. So I think that is everything. I’m off to bed.

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2 Responses

  1. oh my god! a tube and maybe an ovary too! i have my fingers crossed for you that they won’t have to take either!

  2. tell me about it!! it just boggles my mind all the stuff that can go wrong! who knew?

    katery I’m so glad things are going good for you right now. I have to admit you were totally freaking me out before you went in… i was like… A CATHETER…nobody told me that… so i stressed too. but I feel better now that your recovery was better than anticipated.

    btw my sister is a stage 4 endo and i have 2 nephews and a niece (there is a set of twins in there) so don’t fret… you’re time will come :)

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