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.