Last week I tried to wear my jeans, but within ten minutes of wearing them I had to whip them off again because it was far too uncomfortable along my scar. Not anymore! The random stabbing pain that I have … Continue reading
I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m worried about returning to work. Well, actually I’m worried about telling the school that I need more time off. I have a week left before I have had the recommened six weeks, but … 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
Yesterday, finally, I got my thorough biopsy results back, and I am relieved beyond belief to find out that both cysts were benign. They were both caused by endometriosis, (which I didn’t even know I suffered from) otherwise known as … 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
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 have a hundred butterflies fluttering around in my tummy today. I haven’t cried yet, which is a bonus, but my nerves are being rattled. I have tried my best to get the house in order before I go into … 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