Does everyone feel nervous when writing their first post?
I went to the Dr with minor symptoms. I'd had a cold and lingering cough, which I thought had caused me to damage or strain muscles around my pelvic floor and under my ribs. She examined me & found a lump in my abdomen. Not sure how I'd missed it - you could see that one side of my abdomen was a different shape to the other.
She arranged blood tests. My CA125 came back at 5,600.
CT scan showed a 20cm mass (which we've named Bella). Blood supply coming from my ovary. No apparent spread anywhere else (phew!).
Had biopsy last Friday (probably for grading & staging).
I've been told by my GP, McMillan nurse, my specialist consultant and by the surgeon that they all believe that I have ovarian cancer.
So why is it that until they tell me the results of the biopsy do I still think that this is a cyst?
I'm tired, uncomfortable and often have painful twinges at various points around my abdomen.
I see the consultant or one of the team next Tuesday for biopsy results & to find out the treatment plan.
I don't think it's sunk in, or perhaps the practical libran in me has taken over & I'm just waiting for things to start happening.