Hello lovely ladies
Following on from my call from my Oncologist last week, I saw her this afternoon. I took a list of questions the length of my arm with me and methodically went through each one (which I didn't do last time!). Anyway, she re-confirmed that everything had come back clear. I asked her how the tumour was initially removed by my first gynae surgeon (because for that op back in June, we didn't know what we were dealing with as it was merely a suspected large ovarian cyst). I asked, because had it been ruptured 'in situ' before being removed, that could have proved problematic. But, apparently, my first gynae had the nowse to pop it in a surgical bag before rupturing/removing it...had he not have done this, I would be looking at a minimum stage 1c (and thus, needing chemo).
Now...I don't know if this is all standard practice, but I almost feel like writing to my first gynae to thank him explicitly for being so cautious! Had he not have been, I may have been looking at a VERY different outcome altogether.
Anyway - she settled all of my worries about just 'being discharged' after 6 months and sent on my merry way. She very much gave me the confidence that I will never just be left dangling and that i have a direct route straight back to her at any time i want/need. Same goes for future scans...she would firstly be reviewing them herself as well as a properly trained radiographer (who knew what they were looking for based on my set of circumstances). Yes, we don't quite know if/when this might return, but I at least feel like i have been given all the relevant info to arm myself, should it rear its ugly head.
So, i'm booked in to see her in 6 months time, and until then, it's GO GO GO to South Africa this time next week! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate (again) i've celebrated with sausage, egg and chips for tea! Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life
Thank you again ladies for all your help and support over these last few months...I'll be sure to post some safari pictures with a big two fingers stuck up to the big 'C'!!
p.s. had my hair done yesterday...first time since after my first op....gosh it felt good! Hadn't appreciated how all the anaesthetics/drugs had made me look (and feel) so drab!!