- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
I’m a regular poster but felt the need to be anonymous for this post.
My husband and I have been married for less than a year. We both want children but knew we wouldn’t TTC for about 2 years after we were married for a variety of reasons. We also knew we may have to do IVF because of some medical issues.
Now, I have a couple of underlying medical conditions, one of which I thought was acting up recently. I had a CT scan recently and got some sad news. I knew I had a dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries. It’s been there for a while and has not changed. Well, sometime in the last 6 months (since the last CT), I’ve developed a uterine fibroid and a “mass” on my other ovary. I had an ultra sound but it wasn’t very clear, so they don’t know yet if it’s another dermoid cyst or just a regular one or something more serious. The doctor in the ER said each of my cysts/fibroids are around 2cmx2cmx3cm or as he put it about the size of a 20 week fetus…each one of them.
I’m super worried. The new cyst and fibroid have popped up quickly. I’m really good about getting my yearly exam and taking care of my overall health. It’s disconcerning that the ultrasound couldn’t reveal what the mass is. I’ve been having some funky symptoms lately which I attributed to my underlying GI issues but now I’m not so sure. I looked stuff up online (I know, the internet is scary) and ovarian cancer came up. I’ve already survived one type of cancer and have a compromised immune system because of my GI issues. I have a follow up/routine exam next week.
I’m just concerned about ever being able to have babies. We knew it wasn’t going to be super easy but now it just seems like it may not be in the cards for us. My husband is the sweetest man ever and is trying so hard to comfort me. It’s just a lot to even consider.
I’m not really sure I’m asking for any advice. I just needed to get it out. I’m only 28 and have always wanted to be a mom.