Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My Dermoid Cyst
Well, as a lot of you already know, I went in for emergency surgery Monday night to have a cyst removed on my ovary. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting that initially. I even said to the receptionist in the ER that I thought I might be overreacting by coming in and that it was probably just gas. But, lo and behold, after getting a CT scan, they found a 7cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary. It had gotten so big, it had twisted my ovary downward which is what caused the unbelieveable pain in my left side. It even had a tooth in it! My sister had a cyst removed when she was 20 weeks along with her first son, Chase. Now, she has another one. I'm not sure why she is waiting to have it removed, but I am sure she has a good reason. All I know is that the pain was unbearable for me and I wanted it gone!! I was blessed to have lots of people helping me through all this. Caradon gave me advice and calmed me down, reassuring me that I wasn't going to die. That was my main concern, believe it or not! =) Sam came and took the kids for a couple hours until my mom could get there. Then, she spent the night and cleaned my house so I could basically lie in bed all day. I have to admit, I am getting kind of tired of sleeping on my back and I wish so badly that I could sleep on my side. I'll get there sooner or later. I also live in a family full of comedians, so I am constantly laughing, which sucks because it hurts so bad. I also really need to take a shower, but I am scared to. I am afraid of falling and/or getting the stitches wet. Every time I stand up, I feel dizzy. And, then there's Mikey who has made this while thing seem like a vacation of sorts. He is so attentive and loving and I am so grateful that he has bent over backwards to make sure I am comfortable and well-taken-care-of. I am a lucky girl. Heavenly Father has really been watching over me and I am grateful for all the well wishes from friends and loved ones and the prayers. They really do help. Now, I have to get back into a normal routine! Wish me luck!!