For everyone that hasn’t heard I just had surgery due to a cyst they found in me when they were doing an ultra sound on the baby. The cyst was grapefruit size. So I went in Thursday to have it removed. This is what happend.
During surgery they found a couple of things. 1st the cyst is due to a disease I have called Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrial stroma and glands, which should only be located inside the uterus) is found elsewhere in the body. It causes little brown spots all over the organs, which can be found everywhere including the brain. Symptoms is pain. It’s not contagious and it is caused by a gene sequence and passed down through genetics. It is also caused by estrogen in the body. A large number of women have it, but it is usually misdiagnosed since you can only spot it from exploratory surgery.
2nd the cyst was smaller then they thought. Baseball size instead of grapefruit. They left it in because it was lodged behind the baby and they couldn’t get to it without hurting him. It may also be possible to treat it through birth control pills after the baby is born. It is kind of a newly researched disease so it is in the trial stages of trying to cure it.
The baby fetus is now 22+ weeks and is doing very well. It came through the surgery like a pro. I can feel he is very strong and healthy through all it’s kicks and movements. I also was able to hear his heartbeat several times. It sounds great. A great video of our baby is at www.tagenigma.com. Just go to all things baby and click on the video picture to play it. There are 2d and 3d video towards the last 5 minutes. The beginning is kind of hard to understand since they are looking at specific organs, so feel free to jump ahead. The video was recorded of our baby at 21 weeks. The video was taken at Evergreen hospital.
I’m doing well too. A little sore from the foot long incision they had to make but I’m healing nicely. They put me on moderate bed rest just to make sure everything stayed fine with me and the baby.
Tim is working from home to watch over us. He is so very protective. I was so glad to have him stay at the hospital with me while I was there. Several times he had to protect me from incompetent nurses. One time we had a really big scare when I couldn’t breath due to an allergic reaction to a pill. He ran and got the nurse which gave a Benadral shot through an IV. I was very very lucky. Other times he had to stop the nurses from lowering the bed, which they really seemed to like to do, but it really hurt. I learned from this experience that if anyone has to have surgery they should bring a body guard that actually sleeps in the hospital with them.
I hope everyone else is doing great. Stay in touch.