Thanks to Sandy, a new reader, I am back online. Time and life have definitely taken me for a spin lately. The last time I posted, it was the holiday season. I was growing in my pregnancy, trying to live each day at a time with nausea like no other. I wish I could have the nausea and nothing else back, but my road has taken a turn through some challenging mountains.
I started having severe pain in January and questioned every mother I could on how their pregnancies had gone. I was growing quite rapidly right after Christmas. I felt like my intuition (the Holy Spirit) was letting me know something wasn't right. Well, guess what...on January 8, 2010 I found out that feeling was dead on the spot. My OBGYN, just coming back from maternity leave, checked my conditions.
Low and behold she found a large cyst in my right ovary. When we went through other testing and ultrasounds, she sat us down in her personal office. Talk about thinking the worst. I saw that it was going to be one of my biggest mountains I was going to have to climb. She told my husband and I that the cyst was the size of a small soccer ball. They couldn't tell if it was cancerous or not. I was going to have to go through surgery while being pregnant...and to top it all off...my right ovary and fallopian tube would more than likely have to be removed.
Now, I'm not going to lie...I was scared out of my mind. My biggest fear in life has always been that I'd have a hysterectomy before I could get children here. Now part of that fear was coming true. It was very scary and definitely the biggest mountain I'd ever seen in my life.
On Friday, January 15, 2010, I did get that surgery. It is benign (praise God) and my right ovary and fallopian tube are no longer with me. I ended up with another cyst on the tube that they found during surgery. The days leading up to my surgery was incredible. God showed himself to me through my family, friends and even strangers.
In the next posts I will get you completely updated with all my stories and updates. We did find out we are having a baby girl, Lilian Grace. She is a fighter. I've been battling infections since, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I look forward to sharing many stories of the past month with you. Please pray for me to have a full recovery. This mountain will not lick me...it may beat me up some...but I will conquer nonetheless. :) Keep checking back for more stories in the next week or two!