My op on 28 feb

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I have large ovarian cyst and need total abdominal hysterectomy the last two weeks have been very scary.

Firstly I convinced myself it was all over for me It was the word oncologist that did it.

But although the dr was lovely I was only hearing a few words here and there and so was my poor husband. We were both so shocked

On second visit to gt biopsy results and ct scan results she said bloods good and nothing sinister on scan. No more mention of oncologist. ( I guess because nothing sinister found) will have to wait two weeks for test results after op

Anyway it's all coming out on Friday.

Tried talking to husband but he's in denial. He's as scared as me but we seem to be unable to communicate about this

When I'm alone I'm in constant floods of tears I'm sure it's normal. Would love to talk to someone who is going through the same

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    Forgot to mention I am 54!
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    Hi Sue, I had to share my experience with you as it's very similar to yours. In December 2012 I went to doctors feeling so tired and really not myself, after an examination the doctor told me she had found a large mass in my stomach and she was referring me to the hospital, after 9 days I had appointment with a surgeon who felt my stomach and just said " that mass has got to come out" as you can imagine I was so so scared they had no idea what the mass was. I was told a hysterectomy was needed and then the mass could be sent for biopsy . I had my operation on 26th December, where I had a complete hysterectomy and a large scar from belly button to my nether regions . Only one day after operation the surgeon told me I had a 10inch cyst which had wrapped itself around my ovary ( this was the mass" . I can now say I feel so much better. I also sat at home for over 2 weeks crying all the time, this is expected so don't worry about that. It is a worrying time but I'm sure you will be looked after brilliantly by the hospital staff and by your husband after the operation. I hope this helps. I'm here if you need to ask anything. All the best Debs.
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    Do you know what Debs. I wasn't feeling poorly at all. I had a 2 yr post menapause bleed and before/during/ and after my dog Buddy was weird around me. Head butting my belly and whining. It was because of him I went to dr.

    All the things I have put down to being overweight ( aching back)

    Hernia ( tummy twinges)

    And stress( constant headaches) all turn out to be part of this

    I think it's the not knowing that's getting to me.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Because although I have an amazing loving family. I do feel on my own in this.

    Thank you

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    Sue, you do feel on your own because it's happening to you, no one else you. It's easy for other people to say " your be fine " don't worry" but all different things go through your mind. I sat at home for 2 weeks not knowing what the lump in my stomach was, your mind goes through all the worst outcomes it could be. After the operation you will have no more bleeding and have so much more energy. It does take a while to recover but please believe me , it's worth it I the end. Debs
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