Monday, April 15, 2013

How I found out I had a Tumor, Crohns Disease and a surprise pregnancy!?!

After I had my second son who is 7yr old know I breastfed him so I didn't end up getting my period back till right around when he turned 1yr. After that it was very irregular. I noticed a significant change when he was around 4yrs old. It was getting heavier and threw out the next 2yrs it got crazy. It almost seemed like I was having a period more often then not and really bad stomach pains. I went to the doctors a few times to talk to them about it and I was always told the same thing. You just need to start on birth control and you'll be fine there's nothing wrong. I still wasn't buying it.....it just didn't seem right. It continued to get extremely bad to the point it was affecting my daily life. I would be in constant pain to the point I would be on the floor in tears (I had two little ones I needed to take care of and it was really hard) I would suck it up most of the time but I had quite a few embarrassing moments. I would go grocery shopping and make sure before I left I changed into a fresh super heavy tampon along with a pad for extra protection just to be safe. We'll I ended up leaking anyway. There was another time I took my boys to the zoo, we went with a friend of my sons and her mom. As soon as we got there I made sure to change right away and not even 1hr later I feel like I'm leaking (I think to my self oh shit!) I run to the bathroom to check and sure enough it got threw to my pants a little (talk about embarrassing!!!) I ended up having to ask my sons friends mom if she could go to the gift shop next door and get me a shirt to tie around my waist (what a way to start of a new friendship). She was really sweet about it and I decided to go on with our day since it was a 1 1/2 drive with 3 young kids who were so excited. I made it threw ok and put a bag under my booty on the ride home by the time we got there there was so much blood it looked like a slaughter house. Any way one day I just could take the pain and my mom came over to take me to the er while the boys stayed home with dad. That ended up being a fun experience with a rude nurse (I was telling he about my symptoms and she tells me oh its probably a std). I get some tests done and they come back and tell me I'm sorry but you have a small mass by your left ovary and crohns disease. I'm kinda freaking out I didn't know what the hell crohns disease was and what is this mass. I then had to get referrals to two different doctors. One for the mass which they thought was just a small cyst and one for the crohns. I ended up having to go to a ton of doc apts with in the next two months. I ended up being scheduled for outpatient surgery in the being of July right before the 4th to have what they thought was a small cyst removed. Come to find out its a softball sized tumor that completely ingulped my ovary. They ended up removing the tumor/ovary and tube. The doctor told me he was sorry but he wasn't expecting to see that and it looked abnormally and was hard so he had to remove my ovary and tube along with it and send it out for testing. I was worried the hole time that it could be cancer. It ended up being a rare benign tumor. A few weeks after I  had 7 colonoscopies (those were really fun as well) I ended up have to have so many because they weren't working, I wasn't cleaned out enough for them. Which I don't know how I wasn't the last couple were terrible cause I kept going the next day after each one didn't work and you can eat anything and have to keep drinking this nasty drink that cleans you out so I was just exhausted. When one finally worked and I was in the recovery room the told me that it was my appendix was full of puss and I needed emergency surgery. They checked me out wheeled me to er room and I had to check back in but when the doc came he told me I didn't need emergency surgery and gave me a referral to a specialists to make an apt. The specialists scheduled surgery for me towards the end of August right when my oldest was gonna start 1st grade and my youngest was gonna start kindergarten. I was able to push it back so I could be there for them that first week of school. The day of the surgery I was supposed to be an outpatient surgery but again the doc got a surprise. It wasn't my appendix it was my intestines leaking into my appendix (because of the Crohns disease) and they ended up removing 10-12 inches of my small intestine and the flap thing at the end (do you like my technical name that I came up with cause I don't remember what it's called) and my appendix. I ended up being admitted and was there for 11 days. It sucked I had never been away from my babys, it was extremely painful I had just had surgery the month before and had to be cut open again. Then I got the biggest surprise of all the first week in September I found out I was pregnant!  I was scared/excited/worried I was told because I only had one ovary and tube and crohns that it would be almost impossible for me to have another baby if I decided to in the future. We weren't trying but he was the greatest surprise! He came out healthy and perfect and is know 10 months old and I couldn't even imagine life without him♥

8 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle!

    Jen
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    1. Thanks for following Jen! I'll be checking out your blog:)

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  2. Thank you for sharing your story, life's journey's can be difficult and yet they can surprise you in amazing ways. I look forward to reading. Hopefully I can offer you some insight and humor :) into my several mishaps as a mom.

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    1. So true it can! Thanks for stopping to check out my post. I'm gonna check out your blog:)

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  3. WOW! What a story! I'm so glad everything worked out in the end for you. Your baby is beautiful!

    Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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  4. How insane! It's wonderful that you and baby came out alright though. What a little blessing

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