January 29, 2012 · 5 comments

I really don’t know what is wrong with me lately. I’m fairly healthy but the past year and month have been kicking my ass.  It really started, I think, with the ovarian cyst at the end of September. (remember, the whole ‘you’ve got appendicitis’ urgent care trip that developed into ‘meh, it’s just a cyst, go home’ at 5 am)

Well, it turns out the ER doctors made note on my file that that no big deal cyst might be cancer. They never mentioned that to me or I never would have gone home willingly, trust me.  When I followed up with my OBGYN a few days later and asked, his response was ‘definitely not’.

But now, I have to wonder, don’t I? Because the pains keep coming back, all on my right side where my melanoma was, and they keep presenting in different ways. The back pain, the cyst-like pain, the right flank pain, the slight nausea, the general malaise.

For once I’m almost looking forward to my Oncologist appointment this week.


{cross post at DefyingMelanoma}

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jett January 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Oh mercy.
Please do keep us posted.


Dawn January 31, 2012 at 9:41 am

will do. 🙂


schmutzie January 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Don’t let anyone tell you that your concerns are unfounded. In cases like this, women are often told they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or PCOS or some such thing, so push and be heard.

My fingers are crossed for you.


Dawn January 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

Thanks. I will stand strong and find an answer – I appreciate your support. 🙂


sarah piazza February 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

hoping for answers for you. and hoping that those answers are benign.



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