My Hospital Visit Yesterday

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woodbon
woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
edited 16. Jan 2011, 18:58 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hello, Well, I went to the hospital yesterday afternoon and saw the Gyne consultant. It seems that the MRI picked up a tiny 2 mm cyst, so they referred me for an ultrasound. That found 2 weeks later a 7cm cyst, which appeared to be on the left ovary, so they referred me to the Gyneocologist, who was a very nice person, but baffled!!! :eek: Unfortunatly my hystorectomy in 1986 was carried out in a hospital nearly 200 miles away so the present hospital only had word to go on and as I'm no medic, and it was such a long time ago, its hard to remember! :roll: The important thing is I remebemberd that I'd had endometrosis, which leaves scar tissue and cysts and I know that they could'nt remove all the endo at the op as it was too risky, around the bowel area and some of the archeries and can cause problems in later life. He's going to try and get my old notes from Oxford, but thinks it may be too long ago!!! The exam found the sore place in my tummy! He said that he's treating it symtomatically, and won't operate unless it becomes a problem pain wise or looks as if its going to burst or twist.

A very sympathetic chap and seemed interested in everything I've had. Even looked at my hands and said 'Oh yes, arthritis, RA or oa?' and wrote down all the places I get pain from it. He was easy to talk to, even though I was nervous! He said that their showed no signs of any malignant cells and the tests proved negative. So that made me feel better straight away! Anyway, thats my story so far, sorry to bore you with it. Hope everyones keeping as well as possible and the pain isn't too bad at the moment.
Love Sue

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  • bertyboy
    bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi Sue its good to get a good appointment i hope hes put your mind at rest on a few things ,it does sound as if he is a guy that wants to get to the root of the problems x
    I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well, I bet you are feeling much better now, woodbon. He sounds like a lovely chap and will it really make a difference if they can't get your records? They are on the case now and I hope it all gets sorted soon. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi , Sue , glad you had such a positive appointment , hopefully you will soon get sorted out and be able to relax now . Jillyb
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,506
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    Hi Sue

    Does that mean you have to go back for check-ups or will they call you in if they need to? Sorry i get confused soooooo easily :oops:

    I think the chap sounded lovely and I can see why you feel so reassurred - that kind of attitude is the one they all need to have isn't it?

    Good news Sue - I am very very pleased all is well.

    LOve

    Toni xx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sue,

    I sort of echoing Toni.... will you have to keep going back so they can keep a good eye on you?

    Some really good news its not malignant :grin: Must be a huge relief for you.

    Hey its so much better if they are kind and nice eh?! I used t have to see a gynie quite a bit and he used to talk about pig farming.... kinda took your mind off the thing but just seemed a bit odd :lol::lol::lol:

    You deserve a bit of good luck now Sue and hopefully this will be the start of it. Love and a ((( ))) and your not boring by the way! Cris xx
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
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    Hello Sue

    Sounds as if it was a positive appt and I am so pleased he was such a nice chap. How refreshing to find a specialist who looks at the "whole picture". Hopefully, now you know there are no malignancies, you will be able to feel a bit less worried about it.

    Thinking of you.

    Love Tilly xxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi sue
    Glad your appointment went well
    I hope your mind is more at rest now
    makes a difference when the consultant is nice doesn't it?
    take care
    juliepf x
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
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    Hi Sue,
    I'm so pleased you had a pleasant appointment-makes a good change to hear that on here. I'm hoping the next guy I see is as good!
    love Eileen X
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
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    Hi Sue , I bet that was a weight off your mind , it eats away at you until you know its ok. You where lucky to get a nice specialist doctor , i thought they didnt exist hope it all goes well ..... jilly x
  • jassie
    jassie Member Posts: 17
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    Hi Sue, thanks for sharing this. I can get very freaked out at the thought of going to hospital nowadays and among the gloom and doom its good to hear about positive experiences. Glad it went well and hope it continues to do so. best wishes. Jassie.
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
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    Hi Sue,

    What a relief for you. It makes all the difference when some not only listens but want to know the complete picture.


    Lv, Ix
  • mp1952
    mp1952 Member Posts: 425
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    Hi Sue

    That sounds like a really good appointment!

    Marion x
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
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    HI Sue,
    doc sounds good - symptomatic treatment first and only surgery if you really need it.

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
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    Thanks for the update Sue, it's wonderful to get a Specialist who's interested in you as a whole person and not just the bit he's seeing you about. Hope he manages to get your old Oxford notes so he can see the all the picture.
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi, They will send me an appointment in about 2 months and try to get my original notes from the hospital that did the surgery. He said that he's not sure how long they are allowed to keep notes for, as its 24 years since the op, it depends whether its either 20 or 25 years!!!

    The reason for the next scan is to see if it is growing and may cause a problem pressing on the bladder or bowel or may pop and cause bleeding and pain and be an emergency. They also need to make sure that it isn't changing into something nasty. If they think so they'll take it out, while its easy to treat. He treated me as an equal, showing me the scans and the growth, scratching his head over an unusual problem! Love Sue
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
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    Hi Sue :grin: what great news. :!:

    So glad to hear that there's nothing sinister lurking... you've carried that worry for quite a long time now.. so it must have been a great relief to know that at worst it's cysts or scar tissue. (hope I got that right :roll: )

    It's so refreshing when we are lucky enough to stumble upon a sympathetic doc. Your doc sounds lovely...pity there aren't more out there.!

    Take care of yourself Sue; hopefully things will settle down now, but if the pain worsens at least you know you can get back in touch with him....

    hope you're having a lovely Saturday!

    Iris xxx
  • woodbon
    woodbon Member Posts: 4,969
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    Thank you all I just can't say how much you've all helped me. :smile: I didn't know how worried I was until it was over, I slept for most of the day after going to the hospital! I thought I was pretty cool and relaxed, just goes to show! :wink: My husband threatened to take away the computer, as I spent so much time looking things up and finding all sorts of wierd things! With grateful thanks and loads of love Sue xxxxxx
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
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    Hi Sue,
    I can understand that you slept so well, it has been such a rollercoaster ride for you.
    So glad that you are now feeling so much more relaxed.
    Take care,
    Lv, Ix