09 November 2012

Mass Update

Or should I say masses update. Because there are actually two of them.

I had an ultrasound done on Monday {my first u/s last week was canceled due to the hurricane} and my OB called me yesterday with the results.  She said that there are actually TWO complex cystic masses on the posterior of my cervix.  Not just one, as previously suspected during multiple ultrasounds and MRI's done throughout my pregnancy.  My doctor explained that there were likely two the whole time, but the pregnancy actually made it harder for them to see it.

The good news is that the main mass is "about the same size" so it really hasn't grown.  She said she's 99.9% sure that these are just two complex nabothian cysts but, just like throughout my pregnancy, they really can't rule out anything at this point.  The cysts are just odd enough that they don't want to miss something big.

So... to the surgical center I go for a hysteroscopy where my doctor will drain and remove the cysts and conduct a biopsy.  This will be an out-patient procedure, but I will have to be put under for it. I've never been put under for anything, so I'm really nervous about it {as well as getting the results back from this procedure, obviously.} 

It makes me feel A MILLION times better that my OB will be doing the surgery herself, as she delivered all three of my babies and I just ADORE her. I'm finding a lot of comfort in that. This procedure will also have no affect on fertility in the future {just in case} which is good news as well.

I heard from the scheduling office about an hour ago and it looks like my procedure will take place in the afternoon of November 26th.  While I had hoped to get this taken care of before Thanksgiving, it just doesn't look like that's going to happen at this point.  I was also hoping for a morning appointment, but there's nothing open at that time either.  So it should be fun sitting around all day nervously awaiting my first surgery ever, while also not being able to eat a thing.  WOO HOO! 

But alas, at least I'm getting this taken care of and I have a doctor conducting the procedure that I whole-heartily trust. And what's more important than that, right?

So, yeah.  I'm nervous, but just trying to stay positive and hope for the best.  It's really all I can do...

How about a picture?
Stephanie Glover Photography

Love them to pieces.

7 comments:

Heather said...

Good to hear that they havent grown much, sounds like that is a good sign.

I have been put under once before, and I was very nervous as well. But it really wasn't a big deal at all for me and I remember nothing! I hope all goes well for you and i'll be sending good vibes your way!

Ps - Love the family picture :)

Molly said...

Oh Jenni. I'm thinking of you so much and like you, hoping for the best.

Like I told you I had two nabothian cysts with my pregnancy with Brigham. They ended up to be nothing. I seriously hope that's the case with you. I can't believe you have to have surgery! Mine disappeared during the pregnancy.

But I'll be praying for you and hoping that it is not something more serious.

Love you, friend.

Tracy Over said...

The picture looks great! Hoping for an easy recovery and nothing serious from the biopsy.

leah @maritalbless said...

I had to read hysteroscopy 4 times before I read it differently than a hysterectomy.

I'm glad you can find comfort in your OB being there and will be praying it is quick, recovery is easy and most importantly the biopsy is clear that there is nothing to be concerned about.

Merrily Mary said...

You picture is beautiful! I will be keeping you in my prayers!

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Gorgeous family...I hope your hysteroscopy goes well. I've been under general anesthetic 3 times and it's a weird feeling, but it'll be okay! I know it's scary, but it'll feel like you're out for 10 seconds and you'll wake up and it'll be all done!

alicia said...

What great family pics! Wish I could say this task was behind us, ha! Really love that first one and the one of the babe on the bridge. Happy WW!

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