Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On the Countdown

Well I have to say this week I am starting feel a bit on the nervous side. I am off to Christchurch next Wednesday to see the gynae-oncologist about a cyst on my right ovary.

This is the second time I have had to deal with something like this unfortunately. When I was pregnant with my second child I was diagnosed (at my 12 week scan) with a cyst on left ovary which was only 2cm so my obstetrician told me it was nothing to worry about. But within 6 weeks it grew to 10cm...which caused alot of stress as well as pain. I ended having an MRI which while pregnant is awful and being told the worst outcome which was very scary when I had a 2 year old and a newborn on the way.
When I cooper I had no choice but to have a c-section as the cyst was blocking his way out and I had to have the cyst & my left ovary removed.

I was very lucky that there was no malignancy but now I am faced with this problem again. This time the cyst is only 3cm but the problem is if they remove the cyst & damage my ovary or have to remove that as well I will be looking at going through menopause at 27....not my dream come true.

So I am keeping myself very busy trying not to think of all the possible outcomes....let alone having six weeks of no lifting with 2 little monsters.

But I just have to be brave and I will be definitely be having a wine and some chocolate.


  1. I can relate to getting nervous about going into hospital for tests! Hopefully everything gets sorted without any unwanted side effects. All the best.