finally: diagnosis

So…wasn’t sure if I was going to write about this here, but since I started to a few weeks back, I figure why not. I have a diagnosis for some/most of the pain of the last month: a CAT scan revealed that I have two fibroid tumors growing on the outside of my uterus. It’s possible they are pressing against other organs, including my intestinal track, and causing all the pain.

Not really the holiday news I was hoping for, but I’m relieved to have an answer! I find out this week if surgery is necessary and/or immediate. Until then, I’m cheering myself on by reminding myself that millions of women have gone through this with no complications and I’m doing lots of research on what the possible solutions are to shrinking fibroid tumors and/or having them removed. I’ve also knit about 5 things in 3 days, watched multiple movies, and slept like a rock for a week around all the medical tests. More to come next week to determine the next steps.

It’s a winter wonderland here in Rochester and I’m in heaven because of it. 5-7 inches by Tuesday. I’ll be drinking from my optimist cup all week in hopes of good news from the rest of the testing. Here’s to half-full. xo

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7 Comments

  1. Posted December 5, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    You, dear friend, are an inspiration.

  2. lucinda Snyder
    Posted December 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    i am glad that you have a diagnosis.
    are you going to see dr k?
    great weather for knitting.

    let me know if you need anything

    xoxo

  3. joel
    Posted December 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    knitting things like repairing my bag? cause xmas is coming and santa only gives cookies to popple who share…..

  4. sarah
    Posted December 7, 2010 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    I’m just a reader but – glad you have an answer at last. That has to be a huge weight off right there. Hopefully the solution is efficient and easy!

  5. Posted December 9, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    thanks so much sarah. me to!

  6. Posted December 9, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    well, i think santa only gives cookies to people who share. i’m not sure about popples…but yes, your bag is on the list! i gotta remember to take pictures of it before i rip it apart and put it back together.

  7. Posted December 9, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    no, new dr that’s closer to the city.
    thanks luc. i can’t wait to see what knitting you do and post on your blog: pics please!

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