Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Surgery Time!

Had my doctor appt today for my second ultrasound and a decision was finally made this afternoon. I will be getting a hysterectomy, probably sometime in the next week or so. They're going to call me tomorrow to schedule it. I have a grapefruit sized fibroid and a mass (which she thinks is endometriosis) growing around both ovaries. Bummer. So we're going to do a full abdominal incision so that she can clean everything out, see exactly what the mass is and be able to save as much of my ovaries as possible to avoid early menopause. We're not concerned about cancer at this point but we don't want anything abnormal left in to create future problems. So, that's the big decision...I'll have a 2 night stay in the hospital and a 6 week recovery.

I'm not excited about major surgery but I'm really excited about getting this resolved and starting on the road of recovery.


  1. Two nights is not that bad. I ended up in for 5 because I couldn't ..... well lets just say I could not fulfill all of the restroom requirements to check out. I hope you get to keep your ovaries I know that was all I cared about. My fibroid was like a small seedless watermelon on my uterus. They are uncomfortable to have. I felt pregnant when I would lay on my stomach. I was thrilled with my surgery. I did not think I was going to need all six weeks for recovery but I did in the end. Good luck!!

  2. Thank God it's not cancer! Fibroids are serious business, and I'm glad they caught it all early. Your blogger buddies will be praying for you!

    And thanks for the comment on my AF feature*-)


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