Tim and I drove down to Mayo today for a consultation. When my very handsome Italian surgeon (gyn oncologist) walked in, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He was very reassuring. He looked at the report from the ultrasound, but wasn't able up open the files on CD. He said there is only a small chance of cancer/malignancy. Because of my history and genetic status, he agreed with the specialist from the U of MN that I should have my ovaries and tubes removed (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) as soon as possible. When he asked when I would like the surgery to be performed, I said, "Tomorrow" and he compassionately agreed. Whip those suckers out! Good riddance. No fooling around. I don't want to worry any more. (With the BRCA 1 gene positive, the chance of ovarian cancer jumps from 0.2% to 40%.)
While I am under general anesthesia, they will send the tissue to pathology, then proceed if necessary. This will only be a simple laparoscopic procedure unless it shows cancer. Then it turns into a bigger deal--abdominal exploratory surgery with removal of everything. Ovaries, Fallopian tubes, uterus, omentum and lymph nodes. 3-7 day hospital stay. Daunting.
I'm mostly calm with a dash of anxiety. I'm thankful they could do the surgery immediately so we will have preliminary pathology results tomorrow. I'm practicing my relaxation. Praying. Envisioning and meditating on a smooth surgical course, waking up from the procedure calm, with no nausea, pathology clean/ no cancer, returning home tomorrow (Friday night). Thank you for prayers, light, energy and thoughts as always. You all hold me in spirit and that is so powerful.
Live. Light. Love.
Addendum....Actually, now I'm feeling guilty about my irreverent comments about my ovaries. They have been very prolific and loyal. Below are the beautiful products of their work.