Now, thanks to Jen over at MS Strength , I will forever have a permanent scarring in my brain about my recent ultrasound of my ALARMINGLY LARGE, PROBABLE OVARIAN CYSTS. Yes, it is she who sent me the email referencing her experience administering transvaginal ultrasounds as being akin to conducting a symphony! When my sweet and young ultrasound technician was "conducting" MY TV ultrasound today (OK, do you really want to know this fellas? A transvaginal ultrasound requires a wand to be placed in the *va-jay jay* and moved back and forth like a conductor to get pictures of the female anatomy. TMI?), I DID think of you Jen...and I laughed out loud as though appearing to respond to internal stimuli (psych reference)...nearly scared the innocence right out of that poor technician.
So, yes. I DID finally get my ultrasound of the "nads" today. I am pleased to report my left "nad" seemed to have complied with my wishes and sulked it's way back down to normal size. My right nad/ovary however, remains a rebellious renegade...weighing in at 2x the size of my internal oven (uterus). It seems R-Nad did not get the message and continues to bulge heartily against my innards.
The good news, as I am told is, R-Nad appears to be containing two, large (alarmingly in some opinion) cysts of fluid, not tumorous tissue currently...which, to interpret means simply my right ovary does not appear to be cancerous at this time. Whew...Goooo NAD! The current plan of action/inaction is to wait a month, conduct the symphony again, and see if there is any change in the size of this ALARMINGLY LARGE, PROBABLE OVARIAN CYST(s). My ARNP wants me to try a low dose hormone pill (basically a birth control pill) to see if that might assist in cyst shrinkage...something I find Hi Larry Usly funny at my age of unchild-bearing years.
The bad news, and there always IS some, is...there is concern R-Nad might contort itself into unholy positions, thereby cutting off blood supply to my already questionably functioning right ovary...or R-Nad could burst or leak, which would create pain of epic proportions. I am told when ovaries contain cysts this large, this is not an uncommon thing to have happen...and, if it DOES, I will have to make a trip to the ER with probable surgery waiting in the wings...THIS news of possibilities did NOT make happy. But still, I would not let the news bum my voyage or steal my joy.
I don't have ovarian cancer. THIS is most excellent news...and certainly worthy of a few cheers! Let the games begin.
Editor's Note: Thank you to all of you who have emailed or commented, sending such thoughtful wishes for a positive outcome! Your thoughts (and yes, Kelley...even PRAYERS!) have brought a smile to my face and wonderful healing...I've been a bit preoccupied surviving, but these kind deeds have NOT gone unnoticed. :-)