Thursday morning I’m going under the knife. I mentioned a few posts ago that I had been talking to my doctor about some abdominal pain I was having. Well, last Friday I finally got in to have an ultrasound done to see if they could find anything. I got a lovely surprise right away when the technician told me that she needed to do a vaginal ultrasound. Uh…I wasn’t exactly prepared for that. I just thought she was going to rub some gel across my stomach and look around on top like all of the other ultrasounds I’ve ever had.
She had me go to the restroom and empty my bladder before hand. Then I positioned myself on the table and she got started. She took the first glance at the screen and asked me if I had emptied my bladder all the way. Yes, I had. She had a funny look on her face and said it looked very full, which had me a little worried.
Then all of a sudden she said, “Oh, that might be a cyst!”
And yes, it was most definitely an ovarian cyst. According to the measurements on the ultrasound, it was about 9 centimeters. Um, yeah, that might just explain the pains that I’ve been having. 9 cm is nothing compared to the cysts I had removed when I was 19, but my doctor and I both decided right away that the best course of action was to get that thing out of me as soon as possible.
It wasn’t exactly the news I was hoping to hear on a Friday afternoon, but I am glad that there was a definite answer as to what was causing the problem.
So, I’m scheduled for surgery at 8:30 Thursday morning to have my little friend removed. (I’ve been trying to come up with a name for it, but so far I’m drawing a blank.) The surgery will be outpatient as long as they don’t discover any other abnormal things hiding out in there and I’ll be back home with my family that night.
My in-laws were planning a trip up here anyway, so they came up a little bit earlier so they could be here to help out with the kids and things around the house while I’m not able to. They’re just awesome like that.
The good news is I get an unexpected vacation from work and will hopefully be pain-free after a couple of weeks. The bad news is I’ll be hopped up on pain pills and will probably sleep through most of that time off. Wait…why is that bad? I’m going to need some time to come up with an answer for that one.
Even though I expect this to be a very simple surgery with no complications (*fingers crossed*) I’d be very appreciative of any prayers, happy thoughts, or positive vibes sent my way Thursday morning.
So, anyone want to name my cyst???
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