Update on my entity within (cyst)

Update on my previous post

I’ve just got back from the hospital, where I didn’t go for a scan after all, but to see a surgeon.

It appears that the huge cyst has hard patches, which are cancerous, so they will have to remove, rather than drain it. They will remove it, along with the ovary it’s attached to. Then they will take out my other ovary and give me a full hysterectomy. My guess is that, at my age, they may as well take away the chance of any possible future problems while they are there.

She will meet up with the team that do the cancer ops, to discuss options and to see who should take me on. She usually performs the ops that are not cancer related, but is uncertain of mine.  I take that as a good sign, that she thinks she may possibly do mine.  She also said that it is not an urgent operation but, for my sake the sooner they get it out the better. I agree.

I go to see her again on the 14th to find out who will do the op and when.

So, although it’s not good news. It could be worse, couldn’t it?

I included a photo of my huge belly this time. I told you I looked pregnant, didn’t I?  The Surgeon actually said the op would be made easier for me as I was slim, so that gives me hope once this huge thing has gone.


  • Comedy Plus

    Well you are doing what you need to do to take care of this. That’s the most important part. You can’t just ignore this hoping it will go away. I’ve seen too many people do just that. I applaud you for doing what needs doing. I’ll be sending you good thoughts and many prayers until you are done with this.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs to you both. 🙂

    • Thank you Sandee. As scared as I am, I know it has to be done so I may as well get on with it 🙂

  • Oh wow. I hope this continues to be a “non urgent’ operation but that they do get it taken care of quickly.

    I am sending you big hugs!!! And you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Thank you Monique. It’s scary, but necessary. I want it gone now 🙂

  • Ron

    Hi Babs! Thanks for the update, my friend!

    “She also said that it is not an urgent operation but, for my sake the sooner they get it out the better. I agree.”

    Good for you. Wise move. And I’m glad to hear that she will possibly do your op. Good sign indeed!

    Just know that I am sending positive thoughts, prayers and love your way.

    ((((((( You )))))))

    Much X to you and Mo!

    • Thanks Ron. I know that you have far more to deal with in your life and my thoughts and prayers are with you also xx

      • Ron

        You have always been such a loyal and caring support to me, therefore it works both ways, my friend.

        We’re here to support each other.

        So glad I met you!

        ((((( You )))))


  • I hate that you are having to deal with any of this but it does sound somewhat positive that the doctors are not saying it’s URGENT. There is a scary sound to that. Still, I am sending you positive thoughts and a speedy resolution to getting the cyst removed and getting healed and healthy.

    • I must admit that it did make me feel a bit better that I didn’t have the additional (serious) symptoms that they looked for.

  • Ivanhoe

    Oh Babs! I’m sorry you have to go through this! Hope it comes back benign after all. Will be praying for you and thinking about you.
    Big hugs from Ohio,

    • Thank you. That’s what we’re hoping for Ivanhoe.

  • Oh Babs!! I TRULY hate that you are going through this.

    And even though I already told you this, I will say it again. I really wish I had a magic wand that I could wave over you and make it go away.

    Yes, it could be worse, but this still REALLY sucks!! And I will be down on my HANDS AND KNEES praying for you. I hope your surgery goes smoothly and that you have a speedy recovery.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I love you SO VERY MUCH.

    • Thank you Meleah. Nobody knows more than you, what all these hospital appointments and waiting for test result is like and my heart always goes out to you when I read of your latest hospital visit. Now I’ve tasted what it’s like and it’s scary eh?

      • It’s truly awful. I just want this thing out of you, and quickly, and with the least amount of pain possible!

  • mkuppe

    Oh Babs, I too am so sorry to read this. I hope everything goes well and soon this will all be a bad memory. Thinking about you here. Take care my friend.

    • Thanks Maureen. I can’t wait for it to be over and a slim, new me comes home 🙂

  • Babs, this is leaving me “cautiously optimistic”. Getting the ovaries out and the uterus wouldn’t bother me either. Still, surgery is always serious. Just keep your positive attitude and that will help so much in the days ahead. You are going to be fine.

    • Sorry, I just found this comment. I don’t have my computer at the moment and my comments are going into the junk on this one.
      I am scared of the thought of it, but once I’m ‘under’ they can do whatever they think is needed. I trust that it will all go OK.

    • I have faith that it will be fine. I am more worried about going in and waiting for it to happen 🙂

  • Babs, I am sorry to hear that this has resulted in the need for surgery. That would scare the crap out of me. I am sure you will be fine, but like Linda M. said, any surgery is serious. I like that even though you are scared, you have a positive outlook which will help tremendously. You will be in my thoughts and prayers until you get through this. Hugs!!!

    • I have faith that it will be fine. I am more worried about going in and waiting for it to happen 🙂

  • Oh rats. Sorry you have to go through all this. I hope you’ll feel much better when that bad stuff is removed.

    • Thank you. I’m relying on the fact that I will feel much better once it’s removed 🙂

  • Wow! That is indeed a bit scary, just goes to show you never know whats around the corner!

    I hope the next corner for you will be a successful op and a very speedy recovery.

    Sounds like you are coping well with this though, keep your pecker up – we are all thinking of you xx

    • I am scared, but it has to be done. I’m assuming I will feel a lot better when it’s all over. I discovered that a few things I have put up with in my life lately are just symptoms of the cyst, so I’m looking forward to getting rid of those 🙂

  • Babs, I’m sorry I’m behind on these posts! I just got caught up now and I’m praying hard for you and a successful removal of everything you don’t need! Dave is praying for you, too. Hugs from way over here 🙂

    • Thanks Kathy. It’s not been a good time for us lately, but hopefully it will all be over fairly soon.

  • just swinging by again to send you more love and good thoughts!

  • Liudmila

    My dear Babette, do not hesitate. These are not dangerous operations, they do them every day 10 times a day. You will maybe remember I did it in 2009. And the tumor was big like a foot ball. The old doctor said he had never seen something like I had. They asported all the nearby organs, too. And it’s good because those can create other cancer dangers. So, accept it, don’t think about it. Without them you are sure that from this part you have not more problems :-)))

    Well, I’m younger.

    From the other side, I had the problems with my head. I was like a zomby in that period.This tumor creates many other problems, you know. Maybe you do not associate those problems with it but it’s so. I experimented it personally.

    • I am so glad to know somebody who has experienced this also! Thank you for letting me know. I am expecting to feel a lot better once it’s all over. I do have other problems, that I just thought I had to expect as I got older. I have badly swollen ankles and feet, I am always cold and I have digestive issues, to name a few. These are all symptoms of this thing apparently.
      Thank you for letting me know, Liudmila. It’s a real comfort knowing somebody who’s been through the same thing 🙂

      • Liudmila

        I’ve seen women, in the hospital, and the mother of my friend who did not want to remove other organs. They said “it’s what makes me a woman!” It’s a stupidity! They turn and turn and turn back for the operations. Because the tumors continue to grow till the glands are there. I had the first operation when I was 30 but I had a hope to make a child. The doctors said it.

        Believe me, you will feel better. Not that all the bad things will pass but you will feel better. You live in a better country and in better conditions, so you have to do treatments non to make grow connection tissues and have to think about the diet. Except it, you will forget about the operation after 2-3 month.

        • At my age, it’s no problem to lose my reproductive organs, so I am happy to take them away if it lessens any future threat 🙂

      • Liudmila

        And than, what I wanted to say you, Babette, it’s not a bad time for you! NO! It’s a good time that you will throw away the thing that made you suffer. It’s a GREAT notice, Babette! GREAT! You will free yourself from bad thing just in time to become new and more young!

        I hope, you will FEEL it. It’s good! If you would notice it when it would nothing to do ‘yes, it would be bad. But as the things are today -you have a FORTUNE! You become free from a sleeping monster! It’s GREAT!!! ;-)))

        • Thank you for your positive input! I look forward to feeling fitter and full of energy in time 🙂

  • Okay, it’s the 15th, the day after your scan. I need an update. What’s the plan? When are you having surgery?

    • Thank you for coming back to ask. I go to see the surgeon on the 14th. It’s only the 8th today 🙂
      I will update you all as soon as I know anything. Liudmila’s comments have encouraged me a bit, as she had the same thing and feels so much better now 🙂

      • OMG!! I just looked at my calendar. I had my weeks mixed up! DUH!

        All of these storms in NJ are ruining my mind!


        • It must be horrible to have yet another storm! It would do my brain in to 😉

  • Rebecca @ FreakyFrugalite.com

    As apprehensive and uncomfortable as the situation seems, I’m happy to hear you are getting this fixed! You will probably feel so much better, eh? Do keep us updated on your recovery.

    I read your posts in my feed reader but it is often difficult to leave a comment on a mobile phone (such tiny screens). So sorry for my late response. You are in my prayers. 🙂

    • Thank you for your prayers Rebecca. No response is ever too late 🙂 I will be updating on Wednesday, after my appointment with the surgeon, when I will know a lot more.

  • Ivanhoe

    Did they get it out yet? Thinking about you!
    Big hugs from Ohio,

    • Not yet. I go to see the surgeon tomorrow and will know more 🙂

  • Okay, now that I have the CORRECT week, I will be PRAYING all day for you, tomorrow. BIG FAT HUGS and all of my love! XOXOXO

    PS: We will BOTH be in the hospital having scans at the same time. For some reason that makes me feel better, even though what we are going through is totally super scary.

    • I’ve just read your blog post! I agree, it is all super scary, but I will stay positive for you. Your blood was fine, so that’s a positive.
      I will be thinking and praying for you tomorrow. You are one of the strongest, bravest people I know and you will get through this like you have everything else.