Monday, May 24, 2010

Reasons for my Absence (Part 2)

I felt something was wrong with me starting March this year. At first, the doctor diagnosed me with UTI and suspected some stones in my urinary track and bladder. I experienced continuous lower abdominal pain especially prior to my menses. Then, when the x-ray did not show any abnormalities, the doctor referred me to radiology for ultra sound. Then, it was confirmed that nothing was wrong with my urinary tracts, bladder as well as my kidneys. However, a 4.3cm ovarian cyst in my right ovary was found out instead!.

Then, I was referred to the gynecologist for further check-ups. Follow-up appointments were given and I was only prescribed with some painkillers to reduce the unbearable pain. I requested my right ovary to be removed as soon as possible, but the gynecologist advised me to see how things went for few months as my cyst had not reached more than 6cm. Only God knows how I felt for the past few months. I kept myself busy with the hectic school schedules and still accepted some cupcakes orders as a cure to my pain. When the pain did not strike...I did my routine chores as focused as possible before the pain came and dominated me.

Then last week..on the unforgettable 17th May, the pain was unbearable and after sending off the kids to my parents' house, we rushed to the hospital. I was warded on the spot, no meals allowed and I was given a drip. An ultrasound was carried out again, the cyst had grown another centimeter. There was a tenderness around my abdomen. After some discussions amongst the gynecologists, a major surgery had to be carried out on the same day too! I cried. When the cyst had twisted, my right ovary would had to be removed. But for the sake of myself and my family and my future, we agreed. After every single thing prior to a surgery procedure was done, exactly at 2 p.m. the operation was carried out until 4.30 p.m.

The doctor explained to me that after the diagnostic laparoscopy was carried out, she had had to open me up (section me) as my right ovary was badly infected . Thus she removed it. The good news was that my left ovary was in healthy condition as well as my uterus.
My hi-tech bed had helped me to be independent...
But my meal was only fluid....on my Day 1 after the sugery....
....so not-so-yummy meal.....
....then on Day 2, I could take soft rice porridge....

10 comments:

Tukang cerita said...

salam
kn ovary cyst ye kak?
samalah dgn sy 5 tahun dulu...dikala mengandungkan anak pertama.... sayu hati bila doctor kata, peluang baby tuk hidup hanya 50-50....

anyway, skrg, dia sudah semakin besar dan sihat...:)alhamdulillah...

apapun kak...semoga cepat sembuh... take care yea.... rehat btul2....

e.l.i.s.s.m.i.e said...

Ya Allah.tak tahu pulak.semoga Ummi tabah yer.take care !

MommyAngel said...

So sorry to hear that Ummi and I am sure after the surgery, everything will be back to normal and I will always keep you in my prayers. Get well soon ya and rest well .....

Anney said...

You'll be in my prayers! Hope you get well really soon. God Bless!

eugene said...

Semoga semuanya diberkati Tuhan, i shall keep you in my prayer as well, take care and rest well, no worries ya.......

Gembo said...

Mrs G:

Must have been traumatising for you and glad that you're ok now. Take care!

MeRy said...

Glad that you are doing fine now.....Takecare!!

UmmiRosma said...

TC ~ Oh u had ovarian too...so now tak ada lagi? The doc said there is a risk of recurrence...*semoga tak*. Tnx for the wish yea..take care..

Ellise ~ tnx dear...I will...

MommyAngel ~ Tnx dear..I'm struggling to be a healthy mommy back..

Mrs G ~ True...mcm fobia udah kan plus another member of the family...takutttt...take care too dear!

MeRy ~ Im recovering...tho still in pain...u take care too dear. Tnx.


Anney ~ Tnx for letting me in your prayers too..will come over to yours the soonest..

Eugene ~ Tnx buddy! May God bless us...

Mummy Gwen said...

So sorry to know about your condition. Everything will be alright dear. I will keep you in my prayers. *Hugs*

Cath J said...

My dear fren.......... aku hampir drop a tear baca ni....

why lah my fren you tahan2 sakitttt..... (Nangis kita tau baca).....

Tapi I understand..we as women mcm tu lah... I need to go for ovary check up soon too... I alwas feel pain juga... mcm di hiris2 pisau.... takut pula..

I am glad that you are ok... wowww besar nya operation ni...buang sebelah ovary....

So sorry to hear this my fren... I wish you cure cepat...