Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Results are IN...

and NO cancer. WOOT! WOOT! I did have the type of tumor that could have become cancerous if left to its own devices so my doctor is very happy we caught it early. Got to see pictures and holy moo it was big. My utlrasound results in Feburary showed the mass it was bigger than a golf ball but smaller than a tennis ball--just one month later it had grown to the size of a grapefruit and had begun to attach itself to my abdomen wall and grown into my fallopian tube. My doctor did have to take my ovary and my fallopian tube.. but the good news is that he did check my right ovary and it is healthy and looks good. I will count that as a blessing. Now if I could only get rid of this farkin' pain. I had no idea that my stomach and core muscles would revolt so badly. This is worse than my gallbladder surgery--and I'm not liking it at all. I am such a baby when it comes to pain, but this is crazy. I'm trying not to take the vicodin, (been doing 600mg of advil instead) but I may just give in today and take one. It makes me so sleep and woozy that I can't get much done. Like I can actually do much...

Monday, March 23, 2009


So it is the beginning of Spring Break and I'm scheduled for sugery this week--two days to be exact. I'm having a tumor removed from my ovary--how exciting?!?! Can you hear the sarcasm? Granted I am very lucky that we caught it. I am forever a believer in annual physicals from this time forward. The biggest worry is if the tumor is cancerous or not. My CA125 test came back negative for antibodies, but I've been told that it can give a false positive or negative. But I am hopeful. What also worries me is the "having kids" part of life if they have to take my ovary and fallopian tube. How easy or difficult will that be? Are we going to have to think about IVF or other fertility options? I am praying that all turns out normal and they don't have to take the ovary, but that is a very slim chance? And does this mean there could be a chance that I'm dealing with less estrogen and would that make it even harder to try and concieve? Jim wants to think about freezing eggs, but if they have to take the ovary there will be no chance of that becuase the tumor will have invaded the ovary and it won't be possible. So much to think about and mull in my head.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Our first 'mis' adventure...

HOME IMPROVEMENT! Yep, that's right. We have long been wanting to update our place and now thanks to wedding money and our tax refund we've begun. First up--the upstairs bathroom.

With both of our busy schedules, it's taken us a couple of weeks to get everything ready and demo-ed. Demolition has got to be the best part--cleaning up, not so much. I had so much fun wacking out that backerboard, it was theraputic that's for sure. And who knew gardening gloves could serve such a dual purpose? What did we find? UGH--terrible things. Seems that the builders did not do a "great job", no moisture barrier and the insulation (one of the walls is an outside wall) had molded--crap! That added a bit of expense to the plan, but hey, I want it done right. So needless to say, down came that insulation.

We also decided that we wanted to change out the fixture and that is going to take a bit of plumbing work... I picked out the new handle and it's going to look great.