Had surgery now chemo!
Hi everyone, I had my surgery nearly 5 weeks ago, after the calcified fibroid I thought had grown annoying, proved the least of my problems. It was discovered 7 years ago & my gynae said leave until it becomes symptomatic, which I did. Mid December got lower pelvic discomfort & pressure when lying on my side. A GP and a gynaecologist both examined me and yes....a big fibroid ready to come out. In the ensuing weeks, my urine output became erratic and I could feel a much larger swelling. Fortunately I asked the specialist to make sure it wasn't something sinister, so he ordered a pelvic ultrasound and blood tests..............bingo, my world changed forever. Massive left ovarian complex cyst and CA125 of 1300, so a simple hysterectomy became hysterectomy, removal of tumour and both tubes & ovaries, debulking and resection of my sigmoid (because the tumour was touching/sticking to it, which has left me with a temporary loop ileostomy as well. 3 weeks in hospital and I am home, with chemo starting next week. Luckily they are giving me a cold cap, so I wont lose my hair, probably the only positive thing so far.
Have any of you had the same surgery as myself. As nearly 5 weeks in I am still really sore and have a bit of trouble moving around. My scar is vertical, yet my pain is horizontal in 2 areas. I also have a numb left thigh after the epidural. Waiting on MRI result to see if this is due to nerve damage. I know I've had two huge ops at once (I am a healthy professional), but I was hoping to feel physically more able, before chemo starts. Sorry for the long post, but hopefully someone can give some info on their experience