Dec 03, 2005 - 9:05 am
Well, it's official. I will have surgery, probably in January. This will be to remove a 'lymphocele' on the bowel. My CA125 had been climbing. Two months ago it actually dropped 4 points, but this last month it went up to 30. So, my doc is not comfortable with this lymphocele. Recent ct scans show nothing else (except for a nodule in my lung which he is not concerned about), so after having this for over a year it's time to take it out. However, it has not changed in size, which I suppose is good. I will also be scheduling a colonoscopy before the surgery. My mom had one, and she didn't seem to think it was too bad.
I'm not looking forward to surgery, even though my first went very well and I healed quickly. But I am continuing to eat well, exercise (just stepping everything up a bit), and keep my faith. Haven't told my three daughters yet, but will soon. This incision will not be the bikini cut, but vertical instead. Anyone who can give me their thoughts/experience with this type of surgery? I just want to get this over with and find out what's going on.
As always, hugs and prayers to everyone!