This weekend G and I had a lovely mini break at the seaside. We had fun, but it was also quite tough for us because we were bombarded with idyllic scenes of families enjoying quality time together. There were sandcastles … Continue reading
Due to the population of the ever expanding planet, I have always thought that these days, it was a little bit selfish to have your own biological child. Before I was deemed infertile, my husband and I used to have … Continue reading
It’s been four weeks since my operation to remove my ovary, and on the whole I’m feeling ok. I am allowed to do light house work, but still no lifting, hoovering, driving or sexing. My pain isn’t too bad, but … Continue reading
It’s been two weeks since my ovary was removed, and although my recovery is going ok, I’m already getting fed up. It’s early days, I know! I have to take it easy, I know! In fact I can’t do anything … Continue reading
Now I’m in my 30s, the topic of having children always comes up in conversation. It usually goes like this: Aquaintance: “How about you? Have you got any children?” Me: “No, I haven’t no” Aquaintance: “Not yet eh?” Me: “Well … Continue reading
I just wanted to write a quick post about the extraordinary man Professor Sir Robert Edwards who died on the 10th April 2013 at the age of 87. His pioneering work resulted in the first test tube baby, Louise Brown, … Continue reading
I’m glad to be home from the hospital after a 5 night stay. I felt really cared for and I would go as far as saying it was the best hospital I’ve stayed in as an adult. They even called … Continue reading
I’ve signed away my ovary today. I have also given surgeon permission to take my other ovary during the operation, should the frozen biopsy come back as borderline. I was surprised to hear that cysts don’t always return, which made … Continue reading
I’ve decided to keep one ovary. I have more questions for the consultant, but after thinking about it carefully, I believe I would be jumping the gun a bit if I got rid of it unecessarily. So, I might need it removing eventually, but I might not, and if I remove it now there’s no turning back. That scares me a bit. I would be stuck with HRT until I’m in my 50s which seems quite a long way away right now. On top of that HRT might not be very healthy for me, and if it’s not crucial that I go on it, then I should really hold off for as long as possible.
I’m seeing the consultant again on Friday and the anesthetist next Thursday. I need to write down a list of questions before then, but I’m pretty certain I’ve made my mind up.
I saw my consultant yesterday and although she can’t be 100% sure, she doesn’t think my cysts are cancerous. The cyst on my left ovary looks borderline as it has a node and blood vessels, so that ovary has to … Continue reading