So most of you know about my recent surgery to have my right ovary to remove. For my newer friends you can find out all about that through these posts, but to sum it up, I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit on that ovary.
Recently I have been having some symptoms similar to those I was having prior to my surgery (pain in my lower abdomen, unexplained heartburn). I had a yearly visit with my Midwife scheduled anyway so I went ahead and scheduled and ultrasound for the same day (the two offices are right across the hall from each other). can you see where I am going with this?
At my appointment my midwife automatically starts talking about if we plan on having more kids, how many do we want, etc...I am thinking "great there mustn't be a cyst". Dr told me another big cyst and I would have to decide between full hysterectomy or just another ooferectomy.
I don't know how it came up, but we started talking about my next ultrasound...I asked if she looked at today's results...she hadn't... com'on you must know where I am going with this now...my left ovary has a 3.5cm x 2.5 cm cyst. When they last measured my right ovary by ultrasound the cyst had reached 6+ x 3+ cm. I think I had prepared myself for this, I think my midwife was more upset about this than I was. She will not accept defeat...she caucused with the Dr...so now I have some choices
- birth control pills and hope they held reduce or at least control the cysts until we are ready to go for number three
- try to get pregnant right away then have a full hysterectomy following the birth
- have surgery to remove the cyst and hopefully preserve the ovary
Fortunately we are not in a huge rush to make a decision, and really I was prepared for this. PLUS while we know we want more children, we have always talked about and been interested in adoption, so while I may not be able to carry anymore children if it comes to that it doesn't mean I can't have and love anymore children.
So this has been my day...oh and I am pretty sure I am about to get "in trouble" at work for letting something slip because I have been so distracted today...fun...