So I went to my surgery consultation today (for fibroid and cyst we found in my body last week) and all went well. The past few days since I've been openly discussing my health concerns, my mother has been really worried... but from what I understand (and have read all over the world wide web) is that fibroids and cysts are both normal for many woman and in fact, the removal of is also a standard type procedure.
So here is the outcome of today's consultation... I explained what was going on. He showed me a photo of how the Fibroid is removed, basically a device is inserted into the body and the fibroid is "scraped" off the uterus lining. Because the Husband and I still want the options of baby on the table, the Dr. will then put some estrogen and antibiotics to ensure the uterus lining does not infect or scar too badly that conception is impossible.
The cyst, being the bigger growth also needs to be removed. The Dr. said that when the fibroid is removed, we can laproscopically go in and check it out... I interrupted him and said "I Just want it out... it may have teeth" at which point, he kinda seemed to chuckle...
Luckily, the Dr. sensed my urgency in wanting this growth removed - i mean, even if it had teeth or a couple of tooths, its not gonna bite me, but i'm still grossed out by it LOL. So today they drew blood - pre-op blood work and cancer testing blood work, on the very very slim chance it is a cancerous tumor. I go in next week for my pre-op appointment for the rest of the info and hopefully soon, I will undergo outpatient surgery to remove the 1" sub-mucosal fibroid and laproscopically have the 7.8 cm cyst taken out.
Because it will be done laproscopically (if all goes as planned), the Dr. believes that i'll be out of work for a week at most and back to doing my "normal routine" about 2-3 weeks out :)
My mom is concerned of course and wants to know if she should come out. if the surgery is a work day that means the Husband will have work. Since i'll potentially be out of work, I'm wondering if maybe he should just focus on work and let my mom come help...
What do you all think? I'm pretty resilient so i'm hoping for a quick recovery. I mean i'm still trying to get past week 4 on Couch to 5k, so i'd like to stay on track... am i being too optimistic?
I'd love some input with anybody who has first hand or bystander experience to these types of out patient surgeries :)
Oh and if I wasn't already pleased with the great service and concise explanation by my Dr., he also said he'd take pictures of my cyst and i could get a copy - so I'll let y'all see if you are interested. (don't worry, i'll just post a link to the photo and not post the photo itself)... what a cool Dr. So far my experience with the new Dr's have been awesome!