Good news everyone! Good news! It's NOT a tumor! Last week I received a call from my doctor's office. Shelly called me and left a message while I was at work. On my way home I listened to her message and ran through many different scenarios before calling her back. This is how it played back in my mind:
Shelly? Who is Shelly? Normally I hear back from Giselle. Why would Shelly be calling me? Is she the cancer nurse? The nurse who gives the bad news?But at the end of the message she said I could speak to either her or one of the other nurse practitioners in the office.
Oh! Good! If she were giving me bad news I don't think she would just pass me along to someone else. It's probably not cancer then!So I called Shelly. She did have good news for me. The doctor has classified the persistent cyst as endometrioma. Endometrioma is just a fancy term for endometriosis that has formed a cyst on an ovary or ovaries. So there ya have it! It's not a tumor. It's endometrioma and a diagnosis that I can handle. I am so relieved. I've never wanted to hear the word endometriosis as badly as I wanted to hear it then.
The MRI went better than I had thought. I actually got to go in feet first again. My head was still in the MRI machine, but at least I knew it was towards the opening. The machine clunked and clanged and made the same noise it made when I first had my breast MRI, which was strangely comforting. I just closed my eyes, thought about where I wanted to go for dinner, made plans, and kept myself distracted. It didn't seem to take too long. The contrast was a piece of cake, and I was outta there within 45 minutes. Not bad.
I am so relieved. I was so nervous. I am so thankful that I am able to have these tests and ease my mind of all the horrible cancer thoughts. Now on to more important things!