In-coming wall of text.
Some of it medical…well all of it medical.
Last week I was in and out of the hospital and doctor’s offices getting a CT scan and a pelvic ultra sound and ultimately meeting with an OB/GYN surgeon. I’m not pregnant. CT contrast fluid is gross. I got to hear my heartbeat through one of my ovaries…that was kinda cool…
I have a large uterine fibroid that is approximately 14.9 x 13.6 x 10.6 cm in size. It has distended my abdomen to the size of a 24 week pregnancy. It is much larger that my actual uterus and apparently for someone my size I have a larger than average uterus. Doctor said it was around 10cm. He was impressed that I was able to hide it for as long as I did.
The fibroid is outside the uterus. On top of it. So yes, I’ve been feeling constipated easier than normal lately and it’s pushing on my right kidney so it has to come out sooner rather than later. Apparently, all normal symptoms of growing a fetus, but instead I’m growing a tumor.
Imaging also showed no signs of dead cancer cells on the outside of the fibroid. This is good! 1/10,000 fibroids are cancerous so my odds of not being dead in the next few years are looking great.
I’m getting surgery to take it out. If I bleed too much, they’re going to take my uterus too. Which would suck…..so much…I can’t even.
The incision will be vertical from my pelvic bone to my belly button, and possibly around my belly button. I’ll be in the hospital for 2 to 3 days with a 6 week recovery period. Since my ovaries look good they’re not worried about the minor cyst that appeared in the ultra sound.
Right now we’re waiting to get confirmation from the insurance company to go ahead with the surgery.
And that’s it.