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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
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492107 tn?1253843957
04/08
Wishing you the best of luck. Thursday is youday Good luck and best wishes
  -K
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356929 tn?1246393356
04/08
Wishing you the best of luck.  Just heard tomorrow (Thursday ) is your "big day" also.. Just wanted to say hi and know we'll be thinking of you.. Let us know when you're able.

Take care,
Sandy
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483733 tn?1326802046
04/08
Good luck with your surgery!  Glad you were able to get in there so quickly.  It has been over 3 weeks since I was first at doctor and I am yet to get into a gyno for my cyst and fibroid.  Please do keep us updated.
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485259 tn?1519050626
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  Thanks for the note, I am doing pretty good, everyone in my house is throwing up, so I am distracted by that and haven't been thinking about surgery. Don't worry, you will be fine.... you are young and healthy! Anyway, gotta run, time for my 5000th load of laundry...decontaminating, I can't get sick!!!

talk to you soon,
J
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Avatar universal
04/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  
Hi Gochoosy1, You'll be in my prayers for a safe surgery & recovery.  Tell me if the GYN & Onc. are doing the surgery together, or if the Onc. will be on consult?  It's really important to have an Onc. on hand when they do the surgery.

You are my neighbor, and the weather is really crappy.  Today, I'm Glad I'm inside!  Are you having any additional meetings with the docs before your surgery?  Do you have the pre-op info you need?  Exactly what are they planning to do to get rid of the cysts?  How are they going to perform it?

Lots' of questions, you only need answer if you feel like it... lol

Morrowville
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hi again!
Thank you, I will definitely try that website, I love music, maybe it will help.  I'm so worried and tomorrow I probably really won't get any sleep.  I have that nervous feeling worse than in high school when we're about to do a presentation. I hope that music calms me down like it does you.  I'm glad you have at least that way of getting some comfort.  How are you doing, any new symptoms? How are you doing with your family? Are you nervous yet?
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485259 tn?1519050626
04/08
Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the note. To answer your questions, I am supposed to have laproscopic, but no guarantee was made but that is the hope anyway. Yes, I read all about the gas thing, how lovely, lol! Glad I did, I had no idea prior to this forum. Best to know what you are in for I guess! I did read we are to keep moving around to avoid the gas pains in the shoulder area, if that helps. As far as what's happening, one ovary HAS to come out, the other is optional, since the cyst is small. But we are taking it too to avoid more trouble in the future, since I have been having cysts off and on forever it seems. Said goodbye to my crashing uterus 7 yrs ago, best thing I ever did... Anyway, hope that answers all your questions, good luck to you Thursday, we'll talk again I'm sure!
Joelle
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485241 tn?1209154355
04/08
Thank you for everything!
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485259 tn?1519050626
04/08
Yes, it sounds like we are in the same boat, although who knows what my cysts are called...wish I knew.  I'm getting nervous too as it gets closer, but on the other hand, I want it done so I can move on and stop wondering about everything. I am dreading the surgical menopause part the most. But for now I am busy trying to get everything done around here in preparation, but it's hard sometimes to do alot with these bowling balls in there, lol. Good luck to you on your surgery, lets compare notes when we become coherant enough to get back here afterwards! Talk to you soon, and all the best next week!
Joelle
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485241 tn?1209154355
04/08
I didn't think I'd go back on this site since some different ones didn't appreciate my rambling on in my journal writing. I'm not your average- thinking person anyways, but I was discouraged nonetheless. I even took my picture off in the process of things
Now, since you had asked me about my recent doings...I missed my ultrasound and am rescheduled to have it Friday morning. If I remember I will write you with what the gal says about it. They don't like to say, but this one gal will tell me what she sees. Otherwise it will take a few days brfore a radiologist will see it.
I am going to school for my nursing degree and I start my core classes next fall. I've been getting all of my prerequisites done in the meantime.
Thanks again for asking about me. I hope you are well.  Sherri
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hi,
Well, I'm having a laparotomy because my cyst is over 10cmx5cmx11cm.  At least it was a week ago.  It's probably bigger now.  The doctor said he doesn't want to risk spilling it's contents with a laparascopy because the cyst is complex and might cause infection.  I'm so glad that you get to have the laparascopy though; that should really speed up your recovery time.  I was hoping for that too, but too bad.  I'm going to tell the doctor tomorrow during my pre-surgery appointment that I'm just recovering from a cold.  I hope they don't postpone my surgery as I have read happened to other people. Are you feeling any better today?  Did you get any rest last night? How are you doing with your daughter and husband?  
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hi!  How are you feeling today?  I'm a little worried because I've been battling a cold for the last two weeks and my husband told me that they don't do surgeries when you're sick.  I researched online and read of other people who had to postpone surgery because of a cold!  Other people went through with it and said that they felt even worse after surgery.  I have my pre-surgery appointment tomorrow, I'll have to tell them that I'm recovering from a cold and hope that they tell me that it's ok or that I'm well enough at least to go through with the surgery.  I'll let you know how it goes.  But how are you doing?
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
I hope your husband was only frustrated, didn't mean it, and apologizes.  You deserve better when you're going through everything you're going through.  I'm sorry.  Try not to let it get to you too much.  Your daughter will get over it, but I hope you talk to her and ask her to understand and respect you.  I will pray for you so everything gets better at home and everything goes well with your surgery.  Perhaps tomorrow will be a better day.  I hope you get some rest from the pain so you can sleep tonight. Let me know how you're doing.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
I'm having a laparotomy done.  SInce my cyst is complex with septations, the doctor doesn't want to risk rupturing it with a laparascopy.  I might get an infection or something.  Are they doing open surgery on you too?  Oh, I'm so sorry that you're going through so much from your pain as well as your family.  I know what you mean about the cleaning.  I too do most of it along with cooking and laundry.  I too have been wondering how it's going to go when I cant do it, but I'm lucky to have an understanding husband.  He's always been very loving and helpful.  He's a chef so he can cook for us.  But I imagine your added stress because of what he told you.  That's awful!  I'm so sorry you have to go through that.  I too would consider leaving my husband if he would tell me such anwful thing.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hi! Just an update: I got a call today from the clinic.  They scheduled me for surgery next Tuesday (April 29th).  I have my pre-op. appointment this Thursday.  I'm glad at least I know when my surgery is. I hope my pain doesn't get any worse this coming week.  Let me know how you're coping with the pain and how it goes. Thanks.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hi!
I called my clinic today because they hadn't called me. I spoke with the lady that was supposed to call me and she said that no one had gotten back to her even though she'd left four messages...said she'd call me as soon as she heard anything, but that if (big "if") everything was good, that she might be able to schedule me in for the last day of April (next Wednesday), but that it was a longshot.  Now I have to wait until tomorrow and hope she calls me.  I hope I do have surgery next week; I'm so scared of my cust rupturing and ending up in the ER with another doctor that doesn't specialize in the field.

How are you feeling?  Have you gotten at least some relief from the pain? Any news from the clinic?
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
The issue in my case is the authorization for surgery from medi-cal.  Unless I go to the ER, I have to wait a few more weeks and waiting is horrible.  I think too much about it and my symptoms get worse all the time.  From what I understand, a complex cyst is not a regular cyst full of fluid.  It may have debris, blood and/or other components.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I'm glad you went and got some answers about your situation.  Seems like you won't have to wait much longer.  I hope it's nothing too serious when it's all over.  Any kind of complex cystic mass/ tumor the size that you and I have, is cause for concern, but let's hope we'll be okay.  Try to take it easy and not walk much for now.  Hope you feel better soon. Are you married?  Your husband can help with chores.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
What kind of test did they do on you to figure out what kind of tumor you have?  They did an ultrasound on me, but they just said it was complex w/ septations.  What tests were done in the ER?
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
I'm really glad to hear from you, thank you so much.  It really does help to write with someone that can support you as well as share their own experiences.  I'm sorry you're going through a lot of pain.  I know what you  mean.  When I have to pick up my nephew from school walking,  I come back almost limping...I'm sorry you have to go through it too.  I'm tired of waiting.  No one is ever there when you need to speak with them. It's all a waiting game, but at least you might already be able to put a rush on it.  Sometimes I think about just going to the ER and get it over with.  Are you married?  Wow, you must have your hands full with your kids as well!  I just have one and it's hard when I get so stressed from my situation while he's still awake. I wait for his bedtime to let it out.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hey,
Sorry it took me a while to get back, I'm glad to hear that at least you will get rushed surgery.  Well, I went to the doctor during the week for another ultrasound and blood test because of my symptoms; more pelvic pain, shoulder pain, nausea, dizziness... and they discovered that my cyst grew from 7cm to over 10cm in 3 weeks.  They also noted that I have multiple gallstones!  I don't know what type of cyst I have; they only told me that it is complex with septations and that if the pain gets unbearable, to go to the ER.  Otherwise, I have to wait maybe another month for my surgery to be approved through medi-cal.  The lady I spoke with said that she would try to speak with some director (that of course wasn't there yesterday) on Monday and would get back to me.  I'm sick of waiting
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
It's me again...to keep you posted; I spoke with someone at the clinic today and they said that another lady in charge of scheduling surgeries thought mine had already been approved by medi-cal and might be able to schedule me for next week.  She wasn't sure though and I have to wait until tomorrow to find out.  When I went yesterday to see my Gyn. he told me that after the end of the month my insurance turns into HMO and I'd have to start all over with the authorization process.  I wish they wouldn't take so long with all this authorization stuff.  Waiting is horrible.  At least you get a period, though, I haven't had one in 3 years. Thanks again for writing and hope everything turns out ok for you.  I hope your cyst is only functional.  Keep me posted  please.
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189069 tn?1323405738
04/08
Hello,
Thank you so  much for the note you left me.  It really helps when we go through something like this when someone else takes the time to write. Cyst symptoms do include pelvic pain as well as back/thigh pain.  I also read that if you get a fever accompanied by pain that you should head to the ER. You need to know the type and size of the cyst you have.  They need to see if it is functional or complex.  Mine is complex, which is why they need to remove it, besides the fact that it is big.  I really suggest you get an ultrasound ASAP.  If it is a big cyst and you have your period regularly, then the cyst is not going away like it should when you have your monthly cycle. It might have to be removed.  Hope it's nothing complicated. Good Luck. Keep me informed please.





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