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May 15th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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Well, I am finally back home after my appointment with the OB Oncologist at Loma Linda.

It went nothing like I thought it would. I really tried to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I thought the worst case would be surgery with a hip to hip incision. Nope, its worse then that. I have to be put fully under, which I was really hoping to avoid. And he will be cutting me right down the middle of my abdomen - the whole length of my abdomen and removing the cyst in whole. Basically its going to be exploratory surgery to determine what it is attached to. The radiologist put on my report from 4/20 that it is suspected to be attached to an ovary since they were unable to be seen during the ultrasound. That was news to me. I really thought it would be attached to my liver or kidney or something. So it looks like I will be loosing an ovary if it is attached to that and maybe a tube, or all of it. Which is very upseting and really hard for me to deal with right now. I only have 1 working tube as is. And this could end up being my last baby ever if he has to take it all. And thats if I don't end up in pre-term labor and loose this baby. But he said there is only a 5% chance of that and if its not removed now then I will really loose the baby. And he is running blood work and will have the cyst tested to see if it is cancerous, so there is a whole other issue to worry about. It has been a really horrible day. And to boot, he didn't do an ultrasound. But I am going to my regular OB on Friday and will have him do an ultrasound, he is pretty good about that.

So surgery is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Tomorrow I have to go get blood work done but can do that locally, Monday we have to drive back down there again for pre-op. And I will be in the hospital for 3-4 days at the minimum. No driving or doing anything for 2 weeks, and really doing nothing for 4 weeks to keep from going into pre-term labor. So no going home for my brothers wedding in a month and probably will be unable to go home the rest of the pregnancy, good thing I just went and had my shower at least. Not sure if I will be able to have my laptop while in the hospital and if there is internet in the room, so I might be MIA all next week. Thats the story.
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May 15th, 2007, 08:44 PM
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(I already commented in the OctDDC forum.) But I am sooooo sorry you are going through this. And I truly hope that if it is indeed on an ovary that it will be the non-functioning one. Praying that your surgery goes very well and that you and baby tolerate it well. And it comes back non-cancerous! This must be scary!!!

Sharon, wife to Noah; mom to Belle (13.75), Ryllan (11.5), Finn (7.5), and Zane (4).

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May 15th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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you look very beautiful in your wedding dress. You're going to be okay! stay strong and in the end, you'll have your wonderful baby and this will be a distant memory
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