Hello everyone, I'm Jemima and I'm new here but stumbled across this wonderful site yesterday after receiving my shocking news. 4 weeks ago, I had a Laprascopic Ovarian Cystectomy (of my then 18cm, 1.5kg 'cyst') + my Mirena coil removed as it was found poking out the top of my uterus!! Yesterday, i found out my 'cyst' had been diagnosed as a 'Borderline Mucinous Ovarian Tumor'.
I am 33, married with no children. Although my amazing surgeon managed to save my affected ovary, I've now been told the ovary, tube and my appendix (!?) all need to be removed with another round of surgery and at the same time, various biopsies will need to be taken to determine staging/any ongoing treatment/ongoing checks etc. Had I been older and past my 'baby-making' phase of life, a full hysterectomy would be recommended. (*NOTE* I'm still very much undecided about having children)
I'm pretty scared. I'm otherwise fit and healthy with no known medical conditions. My husband and i (we work for ourselves) have many, MANY fantastic overseas trips planned over the next 12 months and i feel like my world has suddenly come crashing down around us.
I lost my darling Mum (who was my best friend) to primary metastatic liver cancer in April 2013 (aged just 64) after a short 7 months battle. So it's naturally bringing back a few of those feelings of dread after her diagnosis (although, for her, it was curtains...stage 4...palliative care only from the get-go).
I'm hopefully meeting my (new) Gynae-Oncologist next week and having a CT scan and will book my surgery as soon as possible. I've read a few posts on here from those who have had the same/similar experiences and i'm not sure i'm asking any particular question right now, i just wanted to say 'hi' and will gratefully accept any words of advice. My head is a'buzz with questions and worry....