Sep 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm
I will make this as short as possible. I went for my second opinion last Tues.
The first clinic I went to did not send the imaging to the second clinic in time for the appointment.
The 2nd clinic discussed my symptoms and finding of the first clinic's written radiology report of tvultrasounds.
She said that I feel pain where my mass is, is a good sign that it is not cancerous. (Has anyone else been told this?)
She said this type of mass is common and most likely not cancerous and that they would recommend removing it and won't know if they can save ovary or not until they are in there. She said they take precautions to not burst anything while removing it. That they'd send it to pathology but again assured me was most probably benign. This is by a regular gyno b/c I can't get the referral to see a gyn/onc w/out being already diagnosed w/ cancer.
Ok, surgery scheduled Oct 11.
Friday she called back, she had looked at imaging that finally arrived from first clinic. She said it's imperative I have the mass removed sooner than later and that the first clinic really down played what is going on in their written report. She said the mass is very entwined in the ovary and there is no way to not remove the ovary and that it does look suspicious.She wants me to have surgery next week.
In all of this, I was told don't get the mri the first clinic ordered so I didn't but I have not been given a scan other than tvultasounds. So basically I don't know if it's cancerous or not. I'm in the maybe section yet.
I was a bit stunned by the call on Friday b/c I was feeling a little more hopeful after she reassured me so much on Tues.
I spent the weekend thinking about what I should do. When I thought it was more likely benign I felt more comfortable w/ a reg. gyno doing surgery even though EVERYONE EVERYWHERE I look online says get a gyno/onc. But I can't seem to find one I can get in w/. Either the clinic prevents me from seeing it until AFTER the initial surgery and pathology report or my ins. wouldn't cover out of network.
Now that I know it's suspicious afterall, I am once again left feeling uncomfortable w/ the reg. gyn doing it and not a gyn/onc. I have some suggestions from another forum. I will see if that nets me an apt. with one.
That said, I am supposed to go on vacation trip to Montana on the 28th. The drs wanted me to come for surgery the 27th. I was debating cancelling my vacation but have decided to go, it's not just a vacation, I am helping a friend haul horses back so need to be there. This gives me more time to get an apt. w/ a gyno/onc.
Am I being overly dramatic to want a gyn/onc for what they say is a suspicious mass and are recommending me to have a ooperectomy over? Wouldn't you think the clinic/hospital would want me to be w/ one for best case scenario?
Once again, I'm feeling frustrated.