It's been a while! Here's the skinny:
Surgery went smoothly. This time I learned what painkillers are for. Let's just say I'm now a big fan of the mor.p.hine button and p.erc.oce.t. Also, nurses are my heros. I'm getting better again, it's just much slower than last time.
The great news is that at today's post-op appt, Dr. R shared the pathology results with us. They found no further cancerous or pre-cancerous tissue! Yay!
I am now down to one tube and ovary, but Dr. R tells me that the tube is clear and once I'm all healed up, we're ok to try to make a baby again. There's a 5% chance that LMP tumors will return, so I'm going to keep praying that they never do! Dr. R is still saying that all of this pre-cancer stuff was not causing my infertility. It's hard to believe, and I'm not sure what our next steps will be.
I only had mild endo, which they decided not to fix, again, because he says it's not a cause of infertility. I spoke with a colleague of Dr. C, and she agreed with the assessment that mild endo doesn't cause IF. Hm. I'm eager to talk to Dr. C to see what is next to look into, but honestly, I'm worried there will be nothing to do. I've done a little reading that makes it seem like it's not a good idea to be stimulating your ovaries(/y?) after having a tumor like this. Dr. C's colleague said that she's likely to ask us to try for six months again, just to see if getting this tumor out might have helped. That seems to run counter to Dr. R's assessment, but we'll see what actually shakes out to be the case.
Now, please be assured - I'm thrilled to be alive! And I'm so thankful not to be sick! I cannot believe all of the prayers that family, friends, and total strangers have been offering for me. It feels like I got a small miracle all my own, and if it's the only one I get, I will be grateful, I promise. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement! They truly have kept me going. Husband had a spring in his step for the first time in close to a month today after the appointment, and I'm just as thankful for the joy on his face as I am for my good diagnosis.
So thankful to everyone! Thanks be to Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and all the saints in heaven!