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Unread 06-27-2004, 06:57 AM
So miserable!

Good morning sisters!

I just need to vent again....i feel like this tumor is growing by leaps and bounds by the second!!!

As of Thursday's CT scan it was the size of a softball, but I swear it has to be bigger than that now!!

Can't sleep on my sides....difficult to walk....just feel awful....I have the "baby apron" tummy anyways, and this swelling just makes it worst. Feels like I'm going to burst any minute !!!

Anyone else have such problems with this prior to their tumor being removed?

Thanks again for your support
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Unread 06-27-2004, 07:16 AM
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I'm so sorry that you are uncomfortable. It's bad enough to be physically uncomfortable, but to have the concern of cancer along with it, well, that just makes it nearly unbearable.

My younger sister has polycystic ovarian syndrome. A few years ago she was walking around in utter misery and they did an ultrasound to see exactly what was going on. She had cysts on both of her ovaries--one the size of a "really big grapefruit" and the other the size of an orange. She was miserable, and it was a couple of weeks before they could do her surgery. She was quite relieved to have her surgery done--just to get some physical relief.

I've had ovarian cysts before, but mine were only tangerine-sized. That was bad enough.

I hope you are able to find some comfort so you can get some rest today. I'll keep you in my 'ers. And hopefully you'll get an appointment with a gyn/onc quickly so you can be off to surgery!

Unread 06-27-2004, 10:26 AM

Just before I had my surgery, I was ready to go into the ER and tell them to take it out on the spot. I was very uncomfortable and had to sleep in just the right position to avoid pain.

HOLD ON FOR THAT GYN/ONC. I know it's hard. What have you heard?
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Unread 06-27-2004, 09:09 PM
So miserable!


I'm sorry you have to go through this, I went through practically the same thing last winter. I had tumors on both ovaries, one was 21 cc the other was about 15 cc when they were removed January 29. When I had my ct scan done December 24(great Christmas Huh) they were about 8cc and 15cc then. I was dumb when it came to all of this then, but I had a good Dr. who refused to do surgery on me and sent me to a oncologist at Rush University in Chicago--the best thing that ever happened to me. I came out with borderline ovarian cancer with no treatment necessary , but along with that I have had no problems recovering and feel fantastic today--so please hold out for a oncologist its worth it --even if its only for your own peace of mind--Take a deep breath and keep beliving.

Unread 06-29-2004, 12:23 AM
So miserable!

Yes Lori I had that happen to me too. I was diagnosed on a Thursday and surgery on the following Tuesday. During that time, it seemed to grow more. I do wonder if maybe it seemed to grow more as I was aware what was there and that it was going to be gone in a few days. Sometimes when we know what something is, we notice it more. Follow up tests or the path report after surgery will give you a clue if it really has grown. Mine was actually about the same size.

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