Welcome to My Rollercoaster

There is so much beauty to appreciate in this world! Sometimes it’s easier to see than at other times.

Let me take you way back to 2013 with this post that I made HERE.

Actually, you maybe don’t want to read that. It’s all about the supracervical hysterectomy that I had in the way-back. It just tells you that the doctors did surgery to remove my uterus and left the ovaries and cervix.

So that was back in 2013. You need that information for the next part of my story. If you’ve been following along for the past month, then you know that when I went in for an ultrasound to check for a possible hernia caused by the horrific cough I got back in November, the sonographer needed some convincing when I assured him that I’d had a hysterectomy, because he could see a mass almost exactly where my uterus should be.

So then Doctor-detective Mac ordered a CT scan. But no one asked me, and no one told the radiologist that I’d had a hysterectomy eight years ago, so he assumed that the mass was my uterus. Dr. Mac had to call another radiologist and have him look over the CT scan again and conference in with the sonographer. Once they were all clear that I had indeed had a hysterectomy, they conferred with a gynecologist and all came to the conclusion, that indeed, it must be a mass attached to my right ovary. Most likely ovarian cancer, unless PROVEN otherwise.

Next step: MRI with contrast dye. You read about that the other day. If not, click HERE.

I’ve been waiting three days to learn the results. Dr. Mac called me this evening. The conversation went something like this:

Dr. Mac: So I got the results of the MRI back, and they were kind of interesting.

Me: OooKaaay?

Dr. Mac: The radiologist’s report said that he found a left-uterine myoadenoma.

I can hear him suppressing a laugh, and I started to laugh, too.

Me: Oh, no. Don’t tell me he thought that thing was my uterus also!

Dr. Mac: So I called the radiologist, and he said, “Apparently you didn’t get my addendum to the report. They didn’t tell me she’d had a hysterectomy until after I’d read the MRI. So I went back and reread it.”

pause…

Me: Okay?

Dr. Mac: This is actually really good news, because the radiologist said that he’s almost 100% certain that what you have is not cancer. He believes that what you have is some uterine tissue that was left over from your hysterectomy, that has grown to be about the size of a uterus.

Me: Oh. My. Heck.

Dr. Mac: Yeah. So you will still need to have surgery to remove it, and then they will do a biopsy just to make sure it’s not cancerous.

Me: This makes complete sense, because after my hysterectomy, I had blood spotting every single month for years.

Dr. Mac, laughing: Yes, that would certainly fit with this picture. So it’s fairly certain that it’s not cancer, but you will need to talk things through with the gynecologist to understand whether or not they will also need to remove your ovaries or cervix. I’m not sure how that will play out, but this is all really good news.

Me: Yes, it definitely is. Thank you for putting in all the work to chase down answers for me. I really appreciate it.

Dr. Mac: You’re welcome. Enjoy your evening.

So there you have it. Unlikely to be cancer. I still feel like I’m holding my breath a little, because surgery, ugh. It’s basically like having another hysterectomy. That wasn’t fun the first time. I don’t look forward to doing it again. BUT NOT CANCER, probably.

I have thought about the way I eat, though, and I’m going to continue with the anti-cancer-keto way of eating, along with intermittent fasting. I’m feeling really good physically from eating this way. My knees aren’t hurting, and I’m finally losing weight. Plus, I don’t ever want to go through this cancer thing for real, and if eating this way can markedly decrease the likelihood of that (the research shows that it can), then I choose this ketogenic lifestyle, with intermittent fasting. I enjoy my grandchildren and want to see them grow up. Plus, ketogenisis helps control the body’s production of cytokines, so that they don’t mass-produce and cause problems (like with COVID and some other sicknesses).

So now, it’s NOT CANCER, unless proven otherwise. 😉

Welcome to my rollercoaster. 😀

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