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Still in shock... Still in shock...

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  #1  
Unread 12-16-2005, 08:41 AM
Still in shock...

I am two and a half weeks post op - total LAVH for heavy bleeding and lots of pain during my periods. I am baffled that ultrasounds revealed only a one quarter inch fibroid and that my uterus is tipped back. After surgery my doctor told me that my uterus looked like a seven pound baby! It was as if I was four months pregnant for who knows how long! Nobody caught this. I didn't look that big. However, it does explain alot of strange bowel and digestive problems. Has anybody else had such a surprise? I still haven't received the pathology report so I don't know all the details but I sure have alot of questions. Need some reassurance.

Danton
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Unread 12-16-2005, 09:43 AM
Still in shock...

Surprise is a understatement!!! I was having unexplained pain. US showed a cyst on my left ovary but my pain was on my right. After watching the cyst and it growing and no explanation for the pain my dr suggested exploratory surgery to find the problem. He did the surgery and found alot of scar tissue. He removed it and drained the cyst. Everything went fine and I was home within a hr of waking up in recovery. He called me at home 2 days later to say pathology came back on the fluid he drained from the cyst and that he was shocked by the results and wanted me in his office that day. He said the ovary and tube had to be removed and gave me the ca125 test..... the blood test used when ovarian cancer is suspected. I was in shock to say the least. I got a copy of my pathology from the hospital to see what was in it. Once I got it i searched the internet for information. The worst thing I could of done. It upset me more. I was a wreck! I went back to work for 3 days inbetween surgeries to try and take my mind off of everything.

Try not to worry yourself. I know it's easier said than done. Every little ache and pain I had in between surgeries scared me to death. I had just had surgery so I had alot of them. For the first time in my life I had heartburn. My stomach was so bad I had to get med's to control it. I'm sure if there was anything to be concerned about your dr would of contacted you by now. Relax and focus on recovery. I wish I had all the time back that I wasted worrying.


Vicky
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Unread 12-16-2005, 01:09 PM
Still in shock...

Vickie,

Thanks so much for the reply. You're right. The internet can create even more scary worries. Just needed to talk to someone who could relate. I will try not to waste time worrying. You're right again. Time is too valuable to waste.
Really appreciate that you took the time to reply.

Danton
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Unread 12-16-2005, 01:26 PM
Still in shock...

Thats what the sisters are here for. Enjoy the Holidays and focus on recovery. When's your post op visit? I'm sure all your questions will be answered then.

Deep breath and relax.
Vicky
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Unread 12-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Still in shock...

Post op is January 17. Seems like forever off, but I do need the time to recover, that's for sure. I'm just a naturally curious, "give me all the facts and now, girl". I'm working on patience in these circumstances. Thanks for the reassurance.

Danton
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Unread 12-16-2005, 03:15 PM
Fibroids doubled in size

Between my sonogram and the surgery, my fibroids doubled in size. Instead of a bikini cut, I ended up with a large vertical incision, which had to be extended once he was in there because even he was surprised at how large my uterus was. Normal uterus is 70-80 grams, mine was 432 grams.

But even with the large incision, I was taking much less pain medicine than before surgery, and now 9 weeks out, I feel great. I can't believe how good I feel.

I also went down to the hospital when I was able to drive to look at my records. They didn't charge me just to look at them.
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Unread 12-16-2005, 03:39 PM
Still in shock...

Wow! I was just wondering how fast fibroids grow and how long I had been living with this. Thanks for your experience. It is very reassuring to know that I'm not alone. Interesting about the hospital records, too. Thanks for the tip.

Danton
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Unread 12-16-2005, 03:40 PM
Still in shock...

My hospital didn't charge for copies of my pathology reports either. My LSO was on a Friday and starting the following Monday I was calling them every hour to see if results were completed. I bet they thought they were on speed dial. Finally at 10am on Tues they said it was completed and faxed to my dr. I called and they gave me the results over the phone......benign. When I felt up to it I picked up a copy for myself.

Danton, I'm sure if you call your dr they can give you information from the report. That does seem like a long time to wait. You are so much more patient than I am.

Vicky
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Unread 12-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Still in shock...

If you get the records from your doctor, they don't charge for them.
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