One day after completing 15 rounds of whole brain radiation I went in for my Oophorectomy. It was an out patient surgery. My surgeon told me the recovery would be easy. I shouldn’t be in pain and I should feel ok the next day. Just take it easy and no heavy lifting.
Here’s what he didn’t tell me. Don’t lay down after surgery.
I went home and went to bed. I woke up the next morning in horrible pain. Not abdominal pain, it was shoulder pain. The gas that had been used to expand my abdomen during surgery had set up in my shoulder. I should have slept sitting up in a recliner and I would have felt fine the day after surgery. I wasn’t told that and I took pain meds and cried with shoulder pain for about five days. It was bad! If this surgery is in your future remember that and you should have a fast recovery. I have four tiny scars from the incisions and they healed within two weeks.
Now for what was hiding in each of my ovaries:
That’s a picture of a tumor that was in my ovary. There was one in each ovary. This is the largest one (2.0 cm). How did a tumor this size not show on my scans? The good news here is that we had it tested and it’s still er/pr+. That gives me hope that the new medication I’m on can work on my bones and lung.
I go in for new scans next month to see if Faslodex and Ibrance are working. I’m a little concerned because my tumor marker keeps getting higher every month. Then in October I will have a new MRI to see what all the brain radiation has accomplished. Until then I’m staying positive and living every good day to the fullest. I’m also sleeping a lot. I don’t know if it’s still exhaustion from radiation or my new treatment plan but there are days when I just don’t want to get out of bed.
I want to send a big thank you to everyone that has messaged, called and came by to share their love. I even received care packages from Australia (I ♥️You Emma!) and from Arizona (I ❤️ You Sally!) You all make my world brighter!
Get out and make some memories! 💕💕
I imagine wrapping my arms around you.. and encasing you in light and love…you are such a fighter…
I love you Tru! Thank you for always being there with the right thing to say! You are a beautiful soul!💕
Lots of hugs coming to you sweet girl !!!
Thank you Shirley! I love you! ❤️
I love you Tammy. I miss seeing you!! ((Hugs)) and kisses.
Im a grandma to. Its the greatest.
There is nothing like being a glamma! I’m so happy for you Sandy! I hope your feeling good! Love you!
Love you much!!
Love you Sally!!💕💕
Hope you are feeling better. Kori said they had a good visit with you over the weekend.
It was so good! It motivated me to do more and I crash when they leave! That little Jax is so precious! Love you Beverly!!
Rest! Rest! Rest! xo
You too Kimmy!😍
I have days when I don’t want to get out of bed too – it’s not an exclusive club – you just have a better excuse! 😉
I had a great week last week! My shots kicked in Monday and I stayed in the bed!