It’s not a happy update. But it isn’t bad news either.
Recently, the YouTube video I posted on August 2nd, 2016 has been getting a lot of views and comments just these past couple of weeks. You can find the video here on Youtube, or simply watch it below yourself. Basically, I describe the pains and the worries I had with the cyst on my left ovary.
My right ovary had been removed in September of 2013 because of a 9 cm dermoid cyst was found. They had to open me up to remove the ovary and two small cysts on my left ovary. And whereas I had no clue the cyst on my right ovary existed, the one returning to my left was painful and I was fully aware of its presence. I was pretty emotional, as you can see in the vlog. My husband and I at the time wanted to start a family as soon as possible because the doctors wanted to remove my last ovary.
Now, jump one week into the future. I have my ultrasound and get the results of the pictures they had taken. I had two four centimeter cysts on my left ovary. My doctor at the time didn’t prescribe me any medication because she didn’t think they were dermoid. However, she wanted me to do another ultrasound in a month to see if they would fix themselves.
I did some research on what I could do to help them heal. I read that women were having success with eating lots of protein and drinking grapefruit juice. So for every morning, I made myself eggs for breakfast with a glass of grapefruit juice.
I had my ultrasound. External and internal. My husband at the time was freaked out that something so long could be shoved up my nether-region. And in October, I was told they were correcting themselves. Both had shrunk down to two centimeters and they were not dermoid, they were hemorrhage cysts.
The deadlines my doctors had given me were shattered. I could take the time I needed to relax and start a family. My doctor was concerned that I hadn’t had luck conceiving in over a year and recommended fertility treatments. But I was between insurances and put it off.
Jump ahead another seven months. I am separated from my husband. I stopped taking care of myself, and I haven’t been to a doctor since. The pain has returned in my left ovary. The “pinch” I feel when I sit is back. My ovulations are a million times more painful than my actual periods, and they aren’t any walks in the park.
But as of last week, I’ve started working out again. I am eating eggs, not as often as I should. But I do drink my grapefruit juice! Hopefully, with diligence, they’ll correct themselves once more. Although I have a lot of shit going on in my life, health is important, and I plan on giving my ovary all the chances it deserves!
Thanks for reading! – Dani