I’m grateful to be here.
I’m interested in pre-operative questions I could ask my treating Gyno-Oncologist. Specific about the surgery and any surgical choices I might have that I should enquire about.
I have two large (11cm and 6cm) undetermined masses on both ovaries. In a few weeks I’ll have removal surgery, pathology testing with staging and possibly biopsy samples while they are in there.
I’m quite blind-sided as this only started after a medical visit for chronically sore lower abdomen 4 weeks ago.
Otherwise I’m a healthy 45 year old, certainly not running marathons but, getting it done.
While I’m grateful for the quick care, I was so shocked at my initial Gyno-Oncologist consultation, that my only big ask was: If I loose my ovaries will I grow a beard? Lol! Brilliant!
I’ll be having a follow up appointment next week and I want to be better informed with how this will affect me and questions regarding my personal choices and inputs about surgery that sometimes doctors don’t always think of.
Anything you wish you’d asked when you had the chance??
I appreciate your consideration and wish you every health and happiness. -Katie