i find myself in an unusual circumstance. i've not been here before and i sure don't like it! it all started this morning. it was a normal morning, not wanting to get out of bed and start the day. i took a shower but when i stepped out i noticed a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. i didn't think much of it but within minutes i was on the ground in pain.
and the pain got worse and worse. so bad, in fact, that i began vomiting from the intense pain. it became quickly apparent that i needed medical help.
we went to the ER and after getting pain meds via i.v. and a CT scan, it was determined that i have a growth on my ovary.
a baseball sized growth!
the doctor thinks that the growth caused my ovary to twist, becoming cut off from blood and oxygen supply, and this is what caused the intense pain. he explained that you have about a 6 hour window from the onset of symptoms to save the ovary, a window which was just closing at this point.
i was sad. i don't like the idea of not having an ovary. i was sad. i am scared of growths.
so the next step will be an ultrasound tomorrow to determine the state of my ovary, the size of the growth and the necessary surgery will be scheduled. we are not sure if that will take place tomorrow or another day.
i am currently on a high dose of pain meds. 2 every 4 hours and the doctor instructed me to set an alarm so that i would wake throughout the night to take more. i will gladly comply. there are no words to describe the pain i experienced today. no words.
so my friends, i would ask that you pray for me and my family. pray that the doctors we see would have wisdom, that the pain would be controlled with medication, that further tests would be conclusive, that the growth would be benign and that God would provide miraculously for us financially, as i do not currently have medical insurance.
i will keep you updated.