I usually save these kinds of updates and information for my Health Update Thursdays, however since I'm unsure of what's going to happen in the next few days I feel it's important to let my friends, family and followers know what's going on with me.
As you can tell, I've been absent from the interwebs lately and my postings and social media appearances are sporadic at best. I do have good reason, though!
The past few weeks have been really rough for me health wise and this last week has escalated from rough to downright unbearable with hours and days of relentless 8 to 10 pain levels. It got so bad a few times we were ready to rush me to the emergency room just to see if something could be done, and if you know my family and I, you know we NEVER do that.
We also went from walking to crawling to being completely bedbound unable to move at times due to the severity of the pain.
As it always seems, this problem focuses around my 'lady bits' and that special time of the month, however instead of the normal week for most woman, this has been going on about a month now even though I never actually got my period.
After a long wait, we were able to go visit the OBGYN yesterday (1/29) where he did a vaginal ultrasound and, drum roll please....FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING!
After a year of being in and out of excruciating pain, in and out of hospitals and immediate cares, seeing different doctors and having a multitude of tests run with all of it ultimately coming back as 'we didn't find anything wrong,' we finally have validation.
The doc found a 1 inch cyst within the left ovary (yes, IN it) and a bunch of fluid in the pelvic area that definitely wasn't supposed to be there. By the time the test was over I was sobbing due to the pain I was in.
Seeing everything he did, he agreed that something needed to be done!
Blood work was taken, a CT scan is scheduled for today at 2:30 and I'm going in on Friday to have a exploratory laparoscopy done which is a simple outpatient surgery so, aside from normal surgery risks, should go smoothly with no hospital stay.
So far, all we know is of the cyst and fluid but that's enough for me! I plan on doing my best to keep everyone posted on what's happening, but please keep in mind my online presence is going to be a little scattered the next few days.
Any advice, input, words of encouragement, or energies and prayers are greatly appreciated!
As always, thank you all for being so patient and understanding.