Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What next??

Paula cyst belly
My Paula (at the grand old age of 13) has a gigantic ovarian cyst - it measures 15.6cm x 13cm, so it's a big mamma alright. We have been referred to the gynae (and don't I just love visiting him!) and she will possibly have surgery on Friday..... What is it with my girls and their ovaries???

18 comments:

Simply-Mel said...

Oh no Gill! Am so sorry to hear this. Yikes, its no shrinking violet he? All the best for Friday....aint nice when our wee ones arent hundreds hey?

Simone said...

Sjoe - hope everything works out in the end.

I have made peace with gynaes now. Managed to not burst into tears after my last visit - in fact I am pretty proud of myself for handling things well.

I am now officially diagnosed with polycystic ovaries - decided to take any meds - not planning on having a second child - just got a cream that will hopeful stop facial hair growth.

Chris M said...

So sorry to hear this, I hope everything goes well Gill!

Lucy said...

oh Gill, what a way to start the newyear. sending many positive wishes for a speedy, safe procedure. Paula is lucky to have you, her loving mama with her all through it.
xo

Ordinarylife said...

Will be thinking of you and her. Hope all goes well.

Ordinarylife said...

Will be thinking of you and her. Hope all goes well.

Tamara said...

That sucks. Been there, done that. Mine disappeared after a month though. It was weird. One day it was there, looming large and un-lovely, and then a few weeks later, before they'd managed to schedule surgery, it was gone.

Kitty Cat said...

Oh no, that's awful for her. So sorry.

Janine said...

Wow - that's a horrible thing to have to deal with at such a young age. So sorry!

Ness said...

Thank goodness you guys are able to deal with it this early on. Am sure she will be right as rain.

Here's a story to freak you out just a scoach. A friend, growing up (when we were about 15) had a cyst removed from her one ovary that was roughly the size of an orange. It had teeth, nails and hair. Turns out it was her own twin that she'd absorbed in utero, but genetically parts of it still developed.

But obviously don't tell your daughters what I just told you because that would freak them out. Clearly I only sought to freak you out, but in a humorous non threatening way okay?

Hmmm maybe I should just erase this comment and go stick my head in the fridge and do something constructive.

Shayne said...

So sorry to hear that Gill. HOw does such a young girl get that tho? Scary to think our daughters can fall ill with "adult" disorders. It's not right or fair.

WIll be thinking of you on Friday. HOpe all goes well with gynae.

allie said...

Oh Gill!
You've had a lot to deal with lately.

I'm sure she will be just fine but its hard for mom's when we have to watch our kids go through stuff, isn't it?

Will be praying for you all

Gill said...

You guys are awesome, thanks so much for your support!

Stacy said...

That's scary.

I'll be thinking good thoughts. Good luck to Paula (and you!). I hope it's not to nerve-wracking and that Paula is safely through the process.

Fifi said...

Oh my goodness Gill.... that is huge!!
Definately praying for you and Paula tomorrow!

Linda said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. I'm sure she will be fine. That is one big cyst!

supermom said...

Oh no!! That's huge. I hope the surgery goes well

Jeanne said...

Oh what a ghastly way to start the new year. And why is it that younger and younger people are getting "older" people's diseases?? Will be holding thumbs for her.

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