Hello lovely ladies
Some of you may already remember that I had 2 ops over the summer, the first to remove a suspicious 'cyst' (which turned out to be a 16cm mucinous ovarian tumour i fondly called 'Ripley') and the second to have my right ovary, fallopian tube and appendix removed. Biopsies taken at the second op (from abdominal washings and omentum) suggested they'd got it all and none of Ripley's 'ally mutants' had got out & spread. I have an appointment to see my Oncologist again in March next year but she said if i had any issues before then, to get in contact with the CNS.
Recently, I've been getting nagging abdominal pains on the lower, left-hand side (where my darling remaining ovary sits) and it sometimes shoots through to my lower back. I'd say the last week or two, I've been going to bed with a hot water almost every night. At the gym today, I also had quite horrible sharp pains right across the front, lower abdominal area and as I sit here now, i feel like i need to reach for pain relief (which, as a general rule of thumb, i tend to not need unless really really necessary!) I've also not bled since my post-op bleed in Aug (which I was told was normal) and the odd spotting mid-Sept (note: i'm 33 and on the Cerelle mini pill) so i'm also not sure if that is 'normal'.
So this afternoon, I have emailed my CNS. I chatted with my hubby about it and he keeps saying that if i want a scan, we'll just go get one sorted. But I'm wondering if i'm just being a bit of a baby/over worrying and it's just things 'settling down' (although it's been 3 months today since my last op!). Part of me wants to have a scan to check, but part of me doesn't want to 'give in' and be a slave to the worry when it's probably just 'ok'. Because how many times can i do this? Be scanned every month just to keep me sane?
I know, based on many here, my situation is very straight forward and by no means anywhere NEAR as scary as what most of you are facing...you really are troopers that I have the utmost respect for...but it's worrying to me. Because before all this, i have NEVER been poorly. In fact, I'd go as far as to say (and I read this on my medical records) I am an otherwise, slim, healthy, fit & young individual (always nice to read!)
Just thought i'd get some of your thoughts - thanks in advance for helping out a worry-wart!