This is a bit long so this is part 1 of 2.
I'm normally pretty private and I don't want to make this about me at all other than to hopefully motivate you guys to really take care of yourselves. We have a lot of cancer in our family and I lost my amazing sister Monica to Ovarian Cancer. In August I felt horrible, I chalked it up to being that time of the month but did not feel like myself. I slept the weekend away, had pain, stomach was tender and it was awful. Right after that I got sick and I rarely get sick and it kicked my butt. By September I was in the fetal position borderline ready to call 911 from excruciating pain in my pelvic & abdominal area. I passed out and slept, later called my doctor and was prescribed some pain pills and birth control. I missed two days of work and hibernated still in pain. I had an ultrasound & was told I had a large cyst on my ovary. I did a follow up image a month later and was told it grew a lot (at least doubled) and it was now being referred to as a mass. I was referred to a specialist, had to have a MRI with contrast and they "felt" it was benign but wouldn't know for certain until it was removed. My surgery was scheduled and in the meantime my specialist wanted me to take the OVA1 blood test. OVA1 was developed to be better than CA-125 alone at detecting all types of ovarian cancer in patients with a pelvic mass scheduled for surgery. Apparently my insurance didn't cover it so the lab instead ran a CA-125 and my numbers were elevated. I met with my specialist who wanted to bring in an oncologist for my surgery so it was postponed. What was going to be a laparoscopic cystectomy, possible ovary removal was now a very possible full hysterectomy and staging (of cancer).
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