Dec 30, 2013 - 1:31 am
Friday b4 Xmas I went to General Doctor for what I assumed she was going to tell me was gas, that I had been experiencing for 32 hours. She did blood work and a CT scan. And came back into the room with my husband that they called from work to come in when they gave me the news that it looks like ovarian cancer. I was in total shock and heard nothing else. Monday b4 xmas I was calm enought to call the dr office back, and asked a few more questions. They said the mass/tumor/cyst is on my right ovary and is 21cmx11cmx11cm and that the radiology report said it was "complex in nature". They had not gotten my blood results back yet. On the first day they had immediately made an appointment for me to see an OBGYN/Oconologist. Due to the holidays I don't see that doctor until the 2nd of the new year. I have been a nervous wreck. I feel totally fine, however every ache and pain worries me that cancer has spread. A friend of mine told me without a biopsy there is no dx of cancer and i try to keep that as my mantra but I am still having trouble dealing with this. I am 40 years old, with 3 boys still at home in school. I have no family history of any cancer at all. I am overweight with most of it in my belly. I have had terribbly irradic periods all of my life, sometimes bleeding for a full 3 weeks and sometimes not having one at all for 6 months. Sometimes extremly heavy sometimes very minimal. Again I do feel good and until i went to the doc i never even thought i had anything wrong. i do now have minimal pain/pressure on my right side but othere than that I feel great. Except for the fact that I feel like I have been given a death sentence. And I all I can think about is that I want to see my boys grow up. I am reaching out for hope and strength.