Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Forget about Pat Cash (although he is cute)

There will be a few people who know who Pat Cash is, for those who don't: he is an Australian tennis player. And he is cute. Not that his ability to smack a ball around or his cuteness have any direct influence on my life. Although those tennisballs...

As you may remember I went to see my gp several months ago (late September) about this pain in my lower abdomen. She sent me to get an MRI done. Which happened a month later. Another two weeks later I was back at the doctor's for the results. Which showed a large tennisball sized lump in or on my uterus. I would need to see a gynaecologist. Five weeks later and today was it...

Now, here is a diagram here that shows how it should look. Apparently with me it doesn't. What should go straight up, tilts at a very heavy angle, What should have some volume is flattened. Plus the myomas of course. Which were not as big as a tennis ball after all. The main one was nearly twice as big! No wonder I am in so much pain. Not only does it flatten my uterus, it also severely hinders my intestines. Which is most likely the source of the pain. 

Anyway, after calling in the main man on the floor (head gynaecologist) I was told the good news. Yep, it has to come out. And quite likely the ovarian tubes as well, although they were not certain about that yet. Depending on who performs the operation, I will either have a large scar going sideways, up/downways or a few holes. The most important thing though?

The time frame of course. They have given me three months, but they will try sooner. So, fingers crossed!

8 comments:

  1. I hope you don't have to wait three months because of all the pain you have been in. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Praying relief comes quickly......((HUGS))

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  2. Hari OM
    I add my hugs and wishes for timely action... YAM xx

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    1. Thank you! Very much appreciated.

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  3. It has to be hard that it takes so long. So frustrating for you!

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  4. Yes, I remember Pat, but I am sorry about your predicament.

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  5. Oh, Mara I am so sorry to hear about your problem. I know not everybody prays, but I do. So I will be praying for your peace, health and encouragement in the coming days. Sincerely meant.

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  6. No wonder you've been in pain! I think you will be so happy to have relief after your surgery. I also found my waist size decreased after my surgery!

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  7. P.S. Three months after my surgery was when I started dating Ed.... ;)

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