Friday, December 21, 2007

Le Sigh: Doctor Update

Happy Birthday to me <*eyeroll*>

My doctor just called me with the results of my Ultrasound. I have another cyst, as big as the previous one that was surgically removed. <*sigh*>

I'm not stressed about the cyst itself. I was the last time but having been through the surgery once before, I know how easy it was so I am a lot better off than I was this time of year (almost exactly), 2 years ago.

What stresses me out it that it's my left side. This stresses me out for two reasons. First, I continue to experience regular pain on my right side which is now unexplained. I've never had even a twinge on my left side. Second, all of my other problems with cysts, scar tissue, adhesions and blockages have all been on my right side. I was really taking comfort in the fact that I had one working side, especially if we are able to get the other problems fixed or improved. So, it scares me that I now have problems on both sides.

The doctor did say that this is a simple cyst and he told me that my other one was a complex cyst. I'm not sure what that difference means but he said it with the intent to encourage so I guess that whatever it means is good (rather, better) news. He told me they'll repeat the ultrasound in 3 months to see if it has gone away on its own. He had hope that the first one would go away on its own, too and it didn't so I do confess I'm not as optimistic as he is, but I don't mind waiting and giving it a try. At least it's not causing me pain, and it won't grow much more in 3 months so there's nothing to lose.

I'd appreciate your prayers that this one dissolves, that the pain on my right side would be relieved, that I would be protected from pain on my left side from this cyst, and that my left side would be protected from future complications.

Thank you!


  1. praying that it dissolves

  2. So sorry to hear the bad news. I hope the cyst will go away on it's own considering it's not a complex cyst!

    By the way, I am officially tagging you! Hope you don't mind!


  3. Oh, Jen! I will definitely be remembering you in prayer! I hope it dissolves soon and as painlessly as possible!!

  4. Hi Jen,

    I'm just getting around to catching up on all the blogging I missed while my inlaws were in town.

    So sorry to hear about your cyst. It sounds like we have similar issues.

    But I know exactly what you mean about taking comfort in one functional side. I did that for the last two years, and then this fall developed another endometrioma on my left, and only, ovary. It is so crushing when the twig of hope you are holding onto threatens to snap!

    You are in my prayers, and especially that your cyst is just a functional cyst that resolves itself without intervention.

    (I go in for my third follow-up ultrasound on the 23rd. I told my dr that whatever course we take, I have to be healed up and ready to drive the tractor for spring planting at my grandpa's farm! Dr really got a kick out of that, and said it was the first such request he'd ever received.)

    The other blessed, and barren, woman!