Turns out that cyst on my left ovary didn’t go away like I had previously thought.
Instead of going away, it grew to 4.25 cm and is now a hemorrhaging cyst on my left ovary.
So in other words: just another day for Courtney!
The good news is that there is still blood flow to the ovary – which means as of now, there’s no risk of torsion like I feared. I just have to wait to see what my doctor wants to do, which will be either wait it out or surgery. I’m fearing it will burst again before we even have a chance to decide. That wouldn’t be all that bad in and of itself, I know I can handle the
torture pain if it does, I’m just worried about excess scarring at this point. After almost half a dozen of these, my ovary must be looking like a war zone by now.
Then, of course, there was this: as I was giving the technician my history, I mentioned that I’ve already had cysts during both my most recent pregnancies, she said, “Oh, well at least you have 2 cute babies to make up for it!”
I must be used to comments like these at this point because after the initial blow and my honest reveal of the truth, I quickly transitioned back to talking about my cysts. It helped that she was really helpful in describing things to me, something I don’t find common among technicians. I just really wish they would include all of my history on the orders the doctors send in to avoid comments like that.
The best part of the visit was that I saw follicles of varying maturity on my right ovary! I can’t tell you what a relief this is. I really thought that my right ovary wasn’t functioning because of Ole’ Lefty stealing the show. I’m on CD11, so it was perfect timing for follicles and I couldn’t have been happier to see them and know that at least that part of my body is functioning properly.
I’m really glad I went in to get checked out, even though it didn’t necessarily tell me anything I wasn’t already familiar with. It was just such a different pain than the “normal” cysts pain that I usually experience, so I think I had the right to be weary. I’m proud of myself for going, I usually wait these things out. Maybe I’m turning a new proactive leaf.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, my uterus is still the most beautiful uterus in the whole wide world. And the tech told me I got an A+ in water consumption.
It’s good to know I at least excel in something. I may not be any good at baby-making, but at least I can fill a bladder like nobody’s business. Go me!