I don't know the dates or details yet as my oncologist and surgeon are working that out. They did an outpatient procedure with an injection yesterday to shut down my remaining ovary. We are hoping that decrease the pain while I await surgery. I am trying to put it off so that I can go on the cancer survivors kayaking retreat I mentioned. I am supposed to leave next Sunday...and despite pain....I WANT TO GO SO BADLY~
My CT was inconclusive (as expected) regarding any cancer involvement...but showed large cysts(over 2 inches) again on my ovary and a few other things that need to come out. Last August I was taken in for emergency surgery because of ascites and severe ovary pain. That was the beginning of a pretty bad spiral that I barely made it through. It sounds routine, but my body is so ravaged inside that it isn't a small surgery like it would be for someone else. That is typically done laparoscopic, but I am no longer a candidate for those because of all the scarring and chaos in my abdomen. I will likely be cut open following my larger scar from breast area to pubic bone as usual. I will know for sure next week. I was supposed to have a total hysterectomy with my first heated chemo super surgery, but after coersion the doctor allowed me to keep those organs in the miracle chance that I might heal enough to have another child someday. With all that has happened, that is no longer an option and it is a sore loss for our family. We consider ourselves so blessed to have the amazing girls that we do. In an effort to save my ovaries from the cancer, the surgeon sliced off the entire outside (or peeled) them and then poured the heated chemo on them that caused severe burns. THey have tried to heal, but the damage was too great. I tried to keep them... obvoiusly shouldn't have. I am so glad I am stronger now than the last time I had surgery. I will let you know the details as they evolve. We will not know if there is more cancer until the surgery, after the pathology is determined. I am convinced there won't be cancer...and that this is just another bump in my road to recovery.