Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Who Says You Need Two Ovaries?

The medical problem I've been dealing with for the past three weeks got a whole lot bigger on Monday.

Since I was still in pain, I went to my gynecologist. After looking at the results of my CT scan, she immediately ordered an ultrasound, and then...scheduled me for surgery.

They weren't quite sure what they were looking for, so they decided to do a laparascopy on me. This all came about so quickly that I really didn't have time to get all worked up over it, so yesterday morning, I was thanking the Lord for anesthesia and letting the doctors do their work.

When I woke up, I was minus one ovary. But hey, you only need one, right?

Turns out that the ruptured cyst had done extensive damage to my ovary and the whole thing was, in my doctor's eloquent way with words, "yucky." So it had to come out.

I'm pretty sore and in a lot of pain, so I've been sleeping and popping pain pills and watching "Hogan's Heroes" and old World War II movies. I'm also moving very, very slow. I'm just glad I have someone here to help me putter around.

The worst part about all of this is that I had -zero- vacation/sick/personal days left from work, so I'm taking unpaid leave right now. But, I figure I'll leave that in God's hands and not add to my worries. :-)

The strangest thing in all this? All I want to do is write. But the pain makes that pretty impossible right now.

Anyway. That's what's going on in my part of the world. Hope things are better for you!


  1. Well, it's probably a good thing they found it when they did, or it could have ended up being a lot more painful, if that's possible! I'm so glad it all ended up all right. (except for the no sick pay.) Please take it easy - no vacuuming!!!

  2. Glad they got you squared away and I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Keeping you in my thoughts...hope you're feeling better and back to writing soon!

  4. Hope you feel better real soon.

    Does anyone have a tape recorder they can loan you? If you can't write, you still might be able to dictate.

  5. I'm glad they found that. Rest up and watch lots of movies!

  6. That sounds painful, but I'm glad you're now on the mend and can enjoy some movies for a few days.

  7. Sounds like it was definitely the right thing, and I'm so glad everything went smoothly.

    Take care, Melissa.

  8. Really thinking about you Melissa, it must still be a shock for you, you poor thing. Surely things can only get better now :) Praying for you. Your friend with love and hugs, P xx

  9. Get well soon, Melissa.

  10. Hugs to daughter went through something very similar. Take special care of yourself....

  11. Yikes, Melissa! I hope you're healing well and fast... and that the Lord provides for you while you're away from work. Let us know if you need anything (really!).

  12. That's awful to go through Melissa but I'm glad they at least figured out what was causing the pain. Fast healing!

  13. Glad they got you squared away and I hope you feel better soon
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  14. Scott Lyons6:51 PM

    Hi Melissa !

    I'm glad you're okay now.

    Your good friend,

    Scott Lyons


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