Health Magazine

20 Weeks Pregnant; I Was Given the All Clear to Cancer

By Therealsupermum

 

20 Weeks Pregnant; I was given the all clear to cancer

Credit

 

Ok where to start, my little girl has just turned 2. She is my first and only child. However there was a time in my pregnancy that I thought that she would never arrive and I would never be able to have any more children. It all started at my dating scan – me and my partner were watching this tiny baby on the screen when the sonographer started scanning the top of my stomach with a look of concern on her face. ” have you ever had endometriotis?” she asked.

I said not that I knew of. She said that I had a mass sitting on top of my womb and would need to speak with the consultant. She reassured me that the baby was fine and said that I was 13 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I went back to the waiting room and sat looking at everyone’s happy faces, but all I had was a feeling of dread.

I saw the consultant who said that the mass was 20cm by 20 cm and that I would have to have an operation to remove it between 16 weeks and 18 weeks of pregnancy. He also said that there was still a small risk of miscarriage and until they opened me up to see inside, they did not know if my ovaries were healthy or not. I may have to have them removed.

If I had the mass removed before giving birth I risked miscarriage and if I had it after I risked going into premature labor. They would also have to do a biopsy to see if the mass was cancerous.

On the 30th September 2009 at 17 weeks and 1 day pregnant, I went into hospital to have the operation. My main concern and worry was would my baby survive and would I be able to have kids in the future?? I went down to theater at 11am. I was back on the ward by 2pm and waking up to see my mom waIting for me. I had a cut running from just above my belly button to my pubic bone.

The doctor came round and said that the operation had went well, they had taken part of my left ovary but my right ovary hadn’t been touched. I now had to wait for the next 48 hours as that is how long I was at risk of miscarriage. I was in hospital for 5 days.

The day after my operation the midwife came around to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. After much digging around my belly , she finally found it – there it was like a galloping horse – tears of relief sprung to my eyes. I lost over a stone in weight from having the cyst removed. They do not know how long I had had it for – it could’ve been year.

I was given the all clear for cancer 3 weeks after my operation – right after my scan to identify my baby as healthy and as a little girl. At 32 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and had to spend a week in hospital – that week I also got diagnosed with gestational diabetes and had to spend the rest of my pregnancy injecting insulin twice a day. I was induced 3 days before my due date and my little girl arrived 1 day after her due date.

She was perfect! Would I have another baby? the answer is no – I had a not so normal pregnancy and even my midwife used to say how things had not been straightforward. I am also now 38 years old and I honestly believe that my body could not go through it again.

I have also just been diagnosed with having a 5cm cyst on my right ovary and am waiting to see the consultant to see what, if any, treatment I will get. I love my daughter to pieces but I don’t think I could go through it all again

If you would like to share your own anonymous story with the blog you can submit it to share with our readers.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Type of Exercise That Allowed for Pregnant Women

    Exercise during pregnancy is well recognised as being both a safe and beneficial practice for mother and foetusMaintaining a regular exercise routine... Read more

    The 03 July 2013 by   Rojer
    HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • Health Benefits of Yoga Practice For Pregnant Women

    Performing yoga provides innumerable benefits to the body. Learn about the benefits of performing yoga during pregnancy.Yoga is also beneficial because it... Read more

    The 21 October 2013 by   Rojer
    HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING
  • Four Weeks // One Month Old

    headbandRilynn is officially one month old! It is hard to believe that it has been four weeks since I went into labor and gave birth to this precious little... Read more

    The 24 October 2013 by   Wifessionals
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • This Weeks eBook Bundle is All About Christmas!

    I realize that many of you may not be ebook readers, BUT when these great deals come along for $7.40, I just can’t pass giving you a heads up about them. Want t... Read more

    The 04 November 2013 by   Sharilynne
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • 31 Week Bumpdate {9 Weeks Or Less to Go}

    How far along: 31 weeks Size of baby: Head of lettuceBaby's size and weight: 18 in, 3.2 lbsMy total weight gain: 38 pounds. I'm not shocked by this; I've been S... Read more

    The 15 November 2013 by   Samantha Curtis
    DIARIES, FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • 32 Weeks and an ANNOUNCEMENT!

    How far along: 32 weeks Size of baby: Head of lettuceBaby's size and weight: 19 in, 3.9 lbsMy total weight gain: 41 pounds. Gag. Read more

    The 22 November 2013 by   Samantha Curtis
    DIARIES, FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • When I Was Pregnant…

    When I was pregnant, almost everyone’s advice to me was to “enjoy every moment because it goes fast”. Honestly, I didn’t believe them. Read more

    The 21 June 2013 by   Momatlast
    FAMILY, PARENTING

Add a comment