Thursday, August 30, 2012

Simple Cyst

When I woke up this morning, I wondered if I should just stay in bed. Was trying to get 8 CONTINUOUS hours of sleep, which is nearly impossible in my house due to the fact that I stay up too late and my husband gets up early. A bad dream woke me up after 6 1/2 hours. I tried to go back to sleep until my husband's 7am alarm, but I never really did.

I should have just stayed in bed the rest of the day. Already I felt weepy.

At 9:20 am I had a followup appointment at my OB/GYN's office (Dr. I) to check for cysts. I didn't even have to ask this time, the big black space on the monitor told me everything. Then I met with the doctor, where he informed me that I have a minor "simple cyst" and not to worry. Except I do worry. And then I asked the size... 5 x 4.1 cm. Look, I may not be a doctor, but that's not small. I think the one that threw off my cycle last time was smaller than that and that we had to aspirate before proceeding.

I reminded Dr. I that I was starting IVF in September and that a cyst was a problem last time. He said we could check in a few weeks, that it would probably burst on it's own. Without losing my shit, I explained I would be on a plane next Thursday. He still seemed mighty casual about it all and said that if we wanted to PUSH to remove it, then I would have to undergo GENERAL anesthesia. Still keeping my cool (I'm not sure how), I informed him that I had to have general anesthesia in India to have it aspirated anyway and that I would much prefer doing it here, then letting it mess up my cycle. He was nice about it and all, but hellz balls I'm frustrated.

Initially I thought I would ask my doctor in India (Dr. P) what to do (which I did), but I also wanted to go ahead and schedule my appointment here. In India they immediately gave me anesthesia and aspirated, in the USA you have to have appointments way ahead of time. After returning home, it occurred to me that he had really been saying laparoscopy removal when he was talking about general anesthesia. I have NO IDEA why he didn't just suggest aspirating it as that is what I told him we had to do last time.

Months ago I had asked my Indian Dr if I should get a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis or just get some sonograms to check for cysts. She only wanted me to do the sonogram and distinctly said no to the laparoscopy. When I called Dr. I to schedule it (had to calm my mind down and go home first), I asked to have it aspirated. If Dr. P wants me to wait till I get there, then I can always cancel. I don't even know if it will be covered on insurance here.

When I come back from India, I will be having a laparoscopy to test for endometriosis. After today, I may want to try to find a different OB/GYN. I miss my old one (had him since I was 15!) and his small practice ways. There is something to be said about a doctor and his staff knowing you every time you walk through the door and remembering everything you tell them.

Waiting for the flood gates to open. If I cry now, then I may be ok when I see hubby later.

I guess the myo-inositol didn't work. 


  1. Sorry about the cyst. What a pain! Hang in there, you will get there.

  2. Oh... Poor you!
    Hugs of strength!

  3. Oh no-what a day! You poor thing :(


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