My suspicious ovarian mass, measuring 10 cm, was found whilst I was having an ultrasound for something unrelated.
Well, that was a shock to say the least. I wasn't aware of having this 'mass'.
Action was taken quickly and I now have just less than 2 weeks to wait for my surgery.
My consultant is fairly sure it's not cancer. My CA125 level is 19.5 and another one, I think it's an EA marker, that's come back as 0.8. All within normal limits.
My ultrasound shows that the cyst/mass whatever it's called has 1 septation with a little solid and fluid. It doesn't have any abnormal blood flow around it and I have no fluid in my abdomen. All apparently good indications that all will eventually be ok. My womb and other ovary look healthy on the ultrasound. I have not had a CT scan.
I'm having a laparoscopy, one ovary and the cyst removed.
The cyst will be sent to the lab and I should get the results around 10 days after surgery.
I am sure everything will be ok but I can't help but worry that it may be bad news.
Can I anybody relate to my story?
I am putting on a brave face for my family, in particular my 3 children, ages 9, 7 and 5. Bless them, they are blissfully unaware of what's going on and long may that continue. Though I'm dreading telling them that 'mum' has to go into hospital.
Thanks for reading.