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In my surgery outfit Oh hi! So, just about two weeks ago I had surgery to remove my ovaries. It went quite well, especially since the big ole mass in my left ovary was a benign adenofibroma. I must say that the hospital staff was great. Everything went quite smoothly, from check-in through check-out. When they took me back to my wee cubicle, the bed had everything laid out quite neatly: high-tech hospital gown, shower... Read more →

Today's the Day

Surgery. I won't kid you; I'm nervous. Nervous enough that I toyed with the idea of writing one of those "To Be Opened in the Case Of" letters to Joe. I decided I was overreacting. I'm hungry, though. No food or liquid (including water! Torturers!) since midnight. I'm dressed in comfortable clothes, I've got the Folder of Importance ready to go. Glasses case? Insurance card? Check. Photo ID? Check. Said my unconventional prayers? Check. This... Read more →

Wouldn't It Be Ovary?

Image from the Nickelodeon animated show "The Angry Ovaries" I saw the gynecological oncologist Friday. He's a very straightforward fellow; I like him. He showed me the MRI films, which was a lot like showing me a Jackson Pollack painting and asking me to find Waldo. I really couldn't make out anything, except for my tailbone. And I only recognized that because he traced it and said, "There's your tailbone." Naturally, I read the report... Read more →

The Saga Continues

I saw my medical oncologist early last week and got the good news that the treatment for my lymphoma is no treatment - at least not yet. I'll have bloodwork in three months and more scans in six months; lather, rinse, repeat until my lymph nodes get large enough to be bothersome. We also talked a lot about the mixed liquid and solid adnexal cyst in my left ovary. The upshot was a special blood... Read more →