I guess I'll be checking in here more often now....
Had a TAH/BSO got rid of those nasty
s, 12 in all, one of them the size of a grapefruit. Recovery went amazingly well, I'm back to jogging for now and feel great..life is good again!
6 week checkup was great except for one thing: the path report showed that I had a granulosa cell tumor on my left ovary. The only thing I found out about it is that it is a very rare type of ovarian cancer. My Dr told me in 24 years of practice he only has one other patient with it. He had me make an appt with a specialist the end of Oct to discuss it further, but he did tell me not to panic. It looks like all of it was taken out as it was still intact and only on the ovary and had not metastasized anywhere.
I had opted before not to do HRT except for the "natural" type, which seems to be working okay sofar. A few hotflashes here and there and some vaginal atrophy. (trying Replens for that).
With this cancer scare I am really wondering about HRT now (in case I should need it later on). Does anyone out there know anything about this type of cancer...anything would be helpful.
I do feel very, very lucky to have had my surgery when I did and to decide to remove the ovaries at the last minute.....my guardian angel was working overtime that day!
And thank god for this site to be able to ask questions and get answers