Scary words at the dr office (OT, XP)

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Scary words at the dr office (OT, XP)

I got into the specialist early due to a cancellation, so I went yesterday.

He is scheduling a date for surgery to get rid of it. He has to book it with the OR so he couldn't give me a date. He said it is bigger than a hockey puck, smaller than a softball.

On the down side he's calling it a tumor, not a cyst. I know it's just terminology, but it scares the living crap out of me. He said it's dense in matter (??) so that makes it more tumor-like than cyst-like. He has not personally seen a case of Ovarian cancer in someone my age (30), the youngest he has had is 38, but most are over 50.

So he said there's 3 ways the surgery can go -

1) it's a cyst, and he can get rid of it and leave the ovary intact.

2) It's a cyst or benign tumor and it may have suffocated the ovary and they may have to take the whole ovary and fallopian tube to get rid of the cyst (in this case the ovary is not functioning anyways so it's not 'losing' anything).

3) It's a malignant tumor and in that case they would call pathology and depending if it spread or whatever they could have to do a hysterectomy.

He said 3 is not likely and he doesn't think it's that, but he thought I should be prepared just in case.

So now I just wait for a date.

BTW - please don't mention anything on fb, I don't want to share that much on there. Thanks!

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:bigarmhug: sorry you are going through this Trina! Hope it is a quick and easy fix and not anything serious. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...keep us posted!

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I'm glad you were able to get in much sooner than expected! Hopefully it'll just be a quick procedure and he doesn't have to take anything else. For my last cyst removal, my doctor was able to go in through my belly button (laparascopic) so I just have a few small scars from that and the recovery was pretty quick.

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YIKES!!! You're in my prayers, I really hope it's just a run of the mill cyst that happens to be denser than usual.

I had a mammogram scare this week, so I sorta relate (well, and I've had thyroid cancer, so I do get the scare of the C word). I'm praying that you don't have anything of the sort and that all is okay. Please let us know when you get the surgery date.

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Trina, I hope it is an easy fix and not #3 You will be in my prayers

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I hope it's option 1 and that everything goes back to normal quickly. You're in my prayers as well. :bigarmhug:

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WOW! So sorry you are going through this! Please KUP!

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Oh, gosh, Trina. (((hugs))) Prayers for you

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Wow...I can totally see why you're nervous. I too hope it's a quick and easy deal. I sent a prayer up for you girl. :bigarmhug:

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So sorry you are going through this. Glad you got in to the Dr sooner than you originally thought.

Big Hugs. Sending prayers up for you. Thanks for keeping us posted

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:bighug: I will be praying it is #1 and that it is an easy quick procedure that you heal from quickly!