Surgery and biopsy next week
A complex mass was found on my ovary. He said it looks like a water balloon full of marbles instead of water. I have had severe pelvic, hip and low back lain for the last month. Also severe pain in lymph node areas in neck, right groin, and right armpit. I have never felt fatigue like this before and have lost appetite and am extremely nauseated all the time. I feel out of my mind and so foggy most of the time. I’m scheduled for ovary removal and biopsy next week. What do I need to prepare myself for?
My diagnoses was in March 2019. We are very close in in our time frame of diagnosis and treatment. How has your journey been? This is the first time I have written. I usually just read posts. Has anyone answered any questions for you? I have mostly googled my information as I have gone along. Chatted with others when I went for labs or chemotherapy treatments. Wishing you all the strength you need to give it your all!
Hi there! I hope your surgery went well. I only had a slight pinching, but felt off for months. No one could figure out what was wrong and never thought I needed to see an OB/Gyn…thank goodness I did and he listened. I was in his office the same day getting bloodwork and an ultrasound. Instantly referred to a gynecologic oncologist. That was the beginning of my journey. In January of 2018, I went in for surgery to remove one ovary ad fallopian tubes. When I woke up all reproductive organs were gone (ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, etc.). Stage IIb ovarian cancer. In September of 2018, learned it had recurred and started chemotherapy. I am now in remission.
How are you doing now?
Hi, I hope your surgery went well and you are recovering from it. I was diagnosed in May of 2018. I had also felt off for several months. I went to a clinic that was open on Saturday’s and saw a new doctor. She sent me for a CT and I was diagnosed with colitis and an enlarged ovary and was immediately referred to a gynecologic oncologist. A week later, I had a complete hysterectomy. 3 weeks after that I started chemo. I was stage I. I finished chemo last October. I loved having no hair. I wore multicolored wigs and all kinds of hats. The hardest part for me is regaining my energy. I am 1 year out after finishing chemo and I still get tired easily.