Good morning lovely ladies,
Dd had her op on November 9th and we went up to the RM yesterday for the results of the biopsies that were taken and to find out exactly what was done at the op. A fairly big (no dimensions given) endometriosis cyst was removed and found to be full of old blood when opened. The biopsies showed that glial cells from the mature teratoma are still present. Basically the situation remains the same - minus the endometrial cyst. There is always a danger that a cyst can reform and we have been told that if that happens they will go ahead and do the big operation that they have always tried to avoid - hysterectomy and bowel resection, which could mean a permanent stoma. We know this would not be the end of the world, but they have hesitated to do it when she is so young (19). They are hoping that she will not get any more problems with the endometriosis and since the removal of the cyst her pain has gone. She still has some post-op pain, but the pain that was waking her up is no longer there, for which we are very grateful.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!