First the medical update on me. I returned to the teaching university hospital to have further testing and to continue to develop a plan for potential further intervention. Long story shorter after additional ultrasounds and testing.
- The mass on my ovary ruptured before my 7/8 consult, that is most likely what caused the 'Exorcist' bouts of vomiting and pain.
- I do NOT have a fallopian tube on my sole remaining right ovary, as I tried to tell the doctor in my area, and who would not listen to me. The mass they are seeing is not something on the tube, it is a large amount of fluid in my pelvis that is trapped around that area due to the large amount of scar tissue/adhesions/endometriosis that I have.
- The amount of fluid is significant and should be removed, but it is not increasing. It is what is causing the pressure and pain I am experiencing in my lower right quadrant of my pelvis.
- The other symptoms, including grinding fatigue, bloating, and GI issues is not appearing to be related.
- I will keep the appointment with the GI clinic, and they now have more testing and data. My blood work and cancer markers were disgustingly normal. This is good news, little to no concern of ovarian cancer.
- I will continue to call every week to see if I can be seen sooner.
- The referring doc will work with the GI clinic to see if they can develop a plan to remove the fluid without opening me up surgically, perhaps via a large cannula as long as they can avoid the bladder and the bowel. Scar tissue, etc. and the fact that nothing is where it is supposed to be makes this a bit more complicated.
- If they do have to open me up for any reason, the ovary will be removed. Boom.
- They are working to rule out Crohns and IBS, and my primary care doctor (not jerky, mansplaining, I-will-not-look-at-records-nor-listen-to-you-doctor who was going to open me up with a defective surgical plan) will continue to work to rule out MS.