Blardy hell it was hot yesterday.
So. Stinking. Hot.
I sweated my way to the hospital for an icky pelvic ultrasound, which revealed my 4cm fibroid has grown merrily over the past year and is now a 9cm fibroid.
Downside: I’m going back to the gyno on Monday to try and stave off muffler-removal-through-tailpipe surgery.
Upside: the fibroid is so big the operator didn’t need to do an internal ultrasound with the nasty stick thingy.
Rewinding five days … I was lying in bed on Sunday night feeling my sore tummy when I discovered a whopping big mass under my caesarean scar and promptly decided I was dying.
Cue three days of insomnia before I finally pulled myself together and stopped over-thinking.
I went to my doctor and did my usual “I’m probably being a hypochondriac …” routine. He got me to lie on the examination table, palpitated my lower abdomen and said “Wow! That’s way bigger than I was expecting.”
He pegged my womb at the size of a 16-week pregnancy.
As I exited the surgery, I called DD to share the news that my womb was the size of a 16-week pregnancy.
There was deathly silence on the other end of the phone.
I really shouldn’t terrify a 52-year-old father of four by suggesting baby number five is on the way.
Ain’t nothing with a beating heart in this barren old womb.
I held a pity party for myself after the ultrasound and had a bit of a blub.
Why does life have to be so bloody complicated? Huh?
DD tried to cheer me up by researching alternatives to hysterectomies. He’s gunning for a UFE, which cuts the blood supply off to the fibroid and shrinks it.
I will run that past my gyno and see what he has to say. My gyno thinks it’s bizarre how frantically I’m resisting a hysterectomy. He reckons they’re god’s gift to women.
But I’ve decided I’m very attached to my dodgy womb and want to keep it.
Plus I’m scared about recovering from major abdominal surgery as a single mum.
Oh, one good thing happened yesterday. I got a letter informing me I was only being warned about speeding last Saturday night, not booked or fined. Phew!
Anyone been through the same thing? Advice welcome …