Here is my story...
A couple of weeks ago I went to see my OBGYN for general checkup. I was experiencing left side abdominal pain and pain during intercourse. Not so
serious, I thought at most it would be an ovarian cyst or something along those lines...
My doctor then found a fluid filled mass about the size of an orange which he later thought to be a Teratoma. I sceduled my surgery for the 8th of
Feb. Removal of cyst via C-Section.
So I went in last Wednesday, full of hope and just wanting it to be over. I was dreaming of how normal I would feel again after I healed from my
surgery. I take my pre-meds, I'm feeling all spacy and lauging myself silly all the way to the theatre!
Then I wake up....
Still all groggy, I see my boyfriend of 8 years next to me on my right and my doctor on the left..
They don't look happy. Doctor: " The mass burst open as we made the incition and we had to rinse your organs with a saline solution, thats the cause
of the pain you are experiencing."
ME: "But it's out right? I'm okay..."
DOCTOR: " I have bad news... All your reproductive organs are riddled with tumors. I took out what I could, the largest ones and I'm sending them
for testing. I've never seen anything like this"
ME: " I can still have children right? "
DOCTOR: " Unfortunately not, if you were a little bit older I would have performed a full hystorectomy without even asking you, but considering your
age, I knew you wouldn't want that"
ME: "I don't...understand, what is it?"
DOCTOR: " It looks like cancer, Im pretty sure it's cancer. The problem is- if you go for chemo therapy, you would have to gain about 10 - 20 kgs
ME: " Can I not get pregnant before I have the chemo? "
DOCTOR: (Hesitant) " You don't want to put the child in a position where it doesn't have a mother. Regarding the chemo, I will make sue you get th
absolute best treatment possible."
I remember the feeling of it all being so surreal.... I say to my bf " I'm dreaming. I'm dreaming and I'm going to wake up.. Why on't I wake
I couldn't even cry...it hurt too much in my stomach. After that, I was pretty numb emotionally. I still haven't criend. I'm really trying to be
This is of course when they moved me to a private room at not extra cost
I waited 3 days for the pathologists to figure out what it was. My doctor
phoned me with "The best news in the world, it's tme to crack open the champaigne"
DOCTOR: "It's NOT cancer. You have something extremely rare. It's called Beinign Multicystic Mesothelioma.- Not asbestos related. There are only 28
cases reported worldwide"
There are 140 cases in litterature, I checked but those were related to asbestos xposure.
I have read all I can on this subject and can't really find a cause apart from abnormal tissue growth due to damaged DNA.
My question is, to anyone who might know anyting about this. is: Seeing that it's beign... would I still have a chance of getting pregnant and
having a successful pregnancy?
AND - Is there a diet or supliment I can take to shrink the remaining cysts?
I really would appeciate any advice on this as I am reaching the end of my string here.