Oct 12, 2011 - 4:29 pm
Just got home from my appointment with my friendly, local gyn/onc. We can't tap the fluid and test it because it's trapped in the hernia sac and they can't go thru the mesh with the needle they use for paracentesis.
On the other hand, because it IS inthe hernai sac, and nowhere else, it might be totally unrelated to Cancer - just fluid trapped in there during my hernia repair surgery. If that's the case, it will have disappeared by my next CT scan in Jan.
But he did agree to retest my CA125 in a month, just to keep me from having an ongoing anxiety attack, and because Dr S thought it would be a good idea. He (local guy) is totally unconcerned about it.
Pelvic exam was totally negative for any evidence of disease. All my girlie parts look and feel normal.
I have a hard knot under the skin of my belly, right where one of the lap instruments was inserted to repair the hernia. He said we need to "watch" it. I told him the surgeon who did the repair was aware of it (I pointed it out at my post-surgery check up). Naturally, I asked him what he thought it might be, all the while hearing my brain silently screaming "TUMOR." He said it could be a piece of the mesh that got rolled up, or one of the "screw" the surgeon used to anchor the mesh. Screws? No one mentioned hardware. Guess I will wait and ask the surgeon when I see him.