Thursday, May 1, 2014

Surgery Done!

Well, 3 weeks tomorrow is my surgery anniversary! The 30-35lb cyst/tumor (Mucinous Cystadenoma) was removed and the doctor said it was the biggest in his career. Spent 3 days in the hospital and it was rough, being it was my first time ever to have surgery. Of course it had to be major surgery. I will never forget it. It tested me in many ways. Sitting in ICU after surgery, I knew one thing to be true, I was alive!! I made it! It was a great feeling, but I still had a journey ahead.

Mucinous Cystadenoma is a rare type of ovarian tumor. It can be divided into 3 main categories; benign, malignant and borderline. My doctor explained today that the pathologist said I was borderline. Basically, my life was saved but there is still more work ahead. Can I have children? If everything else is working corectly, yes. But I have to get on it ASAP. Soon they want to send me to an OB Oncologist at Mayo to get more testing because it is possible for this exact same thing to happen to my right ovary. 

I am so thankful to Dr. E. McGrath out of Fernandina Beach, FL for performing this surgery and being so involved in my situation. He told me if he couldnt do it, he would make sure someone does. I was passed on by others, and had this tumor since 2011. I cant believe how big I got! I am still in shock on how much the tumor weighed! I am so grateful that everything happened the way it did, and I am recovering well from it all.