The auto-reply is still on for emails and I'm still officially having a break from work while I recover from surgery, but I thought I'd pop by here and share some good news.
I was last on the list for surgery on thursday, and I'd only just come round from the general anesthetic when I spoke with the surgeon, so there are still lots of details missing and lots of questions waiting to be answered.
The 'unknown shadow' turned out not to be a lump, or even a polyp or fibroid. As far as I can tell, it was infact scar tissue (from my C-section) and the surgeon carried out a small procedure on it. They still took a biopsy, but only the one, so the chances of there being anything 'sinister' are muchly reduced. This is all very welcome news. Still have to wait a while for the results, but am feeling much more positive about it all.
The other news isn't so great and I will spare you most of the gory details. Scar adhesions are the main problem - some were seperated during surgery, others are more complex and couldn't be dealt with there and then, and could pose possible risks in the future. What the future holds, we don't know yet, we just have to wait and see. But we can most likely blame the adhesions for the pain and discomfort over the last couple of years. It's a bit weird knowing your innards have been bonding, let me tell you.
Finally, after all this time, we seem to be getting to the root cause - my C-section. Not just the surgery itself, but the fact that it got infected at 2 weeks and 6 weeks post op. We knew it could be messy at the time, and we're only realising just how messy now.
I'm having a few more days off, I'm still in pain and pretty sluggish, so please bear with me. I can't even focus on knitting right now, let alone anything else.