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Unread 05-28-2002, 07:31 AM
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After review of my ultrasound, my doc says one ovary's cysts look fairly good but the other one is questionable(?). My CA-125 came but negative but she says that doesn't mean there isn't any cancer for sure. So I'm going in for a laparoscope on Thursday to have my ovaries removed. My FSH level was low enough to assure them I've long since gone through menopause. I had a hyst years ago. I'm keeping myself as busy as possible so I don't focus on the possibility of cancer but the pelvic, back and upper leg pains are impossible to ignore. I spend much of my time curled up around a heating pad, in a warm tub bath or a hot shower. Any other suggestions? My nails are a wreck so I'm treating myself to a manicure 2 hours before surgery Thursday. At least my hands can be lovely!
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Unread 05-28-2002, 08:39 AM
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s Rusty

I missed your earlier post (away on vacation) so I just went back and read it. I too am an RN though not retired yet. Hopefully things will turn out just fine for you. But just in case, does your gyn have a plan of action if the ovary is cancerous? Will there be a gyn oncology surgeon standing by, able to step in if staging and debulking become necessary? Gyn oncology surgeons are the experts for ovarian cancer. The first line of cure is having the staging and debulking (removal of all visible tumor) done by the expert. I realize the scope surgery is scheduled just two days away, but I would definitely find out what she plans to do if it should be cancer. If there is no gyn onc surgeon standing by, and it is cancerous, I would not allow my regular gyn to proceed with further surgery. I don't mean to frighten you but this is so important!
Please keep in touch. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Unread 05-28-2002, 08:49 AM
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Hi Rusty

a and from me too.

Please see if you can get a gyn oncologist on standby just in case. If there is any cancer, these docs are the experts, really.

On a note - I get pedicures before my surgeries and any tests requiring bare feet so I understand the manicure thing. If nothing else, it sure is relaxing


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