I went to the doctors tonight to find out more about my ovarian cysts. One is 2cm big and may be due to endometriosis ( a chocolate cyst what ever that is). I’ve had a hysterectomy, so I’m bit confused how parts of my womb got there, but apparently it does happen. Weird. The other cyst on my right ovary is more of a worry because it’s 7cm big and has a line down the middle that needs checking out.
The doctor said it’s VERY unlikely, but it could be cancer because it isn’t just a clear mass and it has other elements to it. He didn’t bring the cancer thing up I did, so he was just being honest. It sounds dodgy to me so I am pretty anxious to get it sorted it out. I’ve been googling ovarian cancer ( I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help it) and the symptoms for ovarian cancer are not like mine, but of course that doesn’t rule it out. Oh and I’ve even got a cyst on my cervix! If there was an olympic sport for the most cysts grown in 6 months I would win.
So now it’s the old waiting game to see the gynecologist. I have to have a blood test on Monday to check my hormone levels and marker thingys for cancer. The doctor said blood tests aren’t conclusive, but are useful to have.
My husband is due to have an operation next week too, so he really doesn’t need more drama. He’s a operation virgin, so his anxiety levels are already through the roof. If I could get away with not telling him about my problems I would, but I can’t disguise the fact that I’m upset or that I’ve been to the doctors. My mum has just had radiotherapy for breast cancer and finished her treatment last week, so until she’s feeling better and her burns are healed, I am going to keep quiet about my ovarian troubles for now.
I wish I was born a man.