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I have been reading here for a few weeks and have found it really helpful reading of others experiances of cysts. This coming week I am having surgery to have mine removed and am feeling rather anxious.
I discovered a lump about the size of an egg just before Christmas and the first doctor I saw told me that there was so much fatty tissue he couldn't find a lump! It took me 6 weeks to puck up courage to go back but when I did the lump was the size of an orange. I had an ultrasound that showed a 15.5cm complex ovarian cyst, septated, shadows, etc. So I was referred to a gynaecologist oncologist. My CA125 was only slightly raised, 44 and not really otherwise unwell. He was very laid back, said the worst case scenario would be a borderline tumour. I am not sure how he could be so sure but he was. I am 48 and premenopausal so I know I am low risk ... but I don't know how he could say so definitely that it wouldn't be ovarian cancer.
Anyway, he referred me for an MRI saying he would either refer me to a general gynaecologist for surgery if it wasn't very suspicious or he would do it if it looked suspicious. After the MRI I received a phone call from his secretary telling me surgery would be with him in a week ... it seems to have moved quite fast. I have had my pre-op yesterday, on Tuesday I have a CT scan and on Wednesday he is doing a total hysterectomy, both ovaries and also the omentum(?). He may try key hole or it may be a full incision. The cyst is now the size of a 20+week foetus so I am looking a little pregnant but other than the discomfort am still feeling well.
In some ways I am not overly worried, he seemed so sure (without actually examining me or looking at any scans!) that the concern was very low, and yet the whole process is scary. I am lucky because the surgery is being done at a cancer centre so I know I am in good hands. I just wondered if any other ladies have had a similar experience? I wonder what was seen on the MRI to show concern and I am not sure why I am now having a CT the day before as well. I wont get to speak to the surgeon until the day of the operation. I did mention to his secretary that I was concerned at the speed of things and she said that when they first looked at next available dates it would have been into May which was too long so I have been fitted in sooner.
Anyway, sorry to ramble on ... I feel like I am in an alien territory! I don't know if I should be more concerned than I am or whether I am okay staying fairly calm!!
If anyone has had anything similar I would really appreciate hearing from you,
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