All is in readiness for my hospital visit tomorrow. The procedure is called an oophorectomy. I think that is a really cool name, but I don't think it's all that cool that I need to have this operation! It's the removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes. I need this done as a preventative measure to eliminate the hormones from my system, so that further cancers won't grow.
The operation is scheduled for 8:30am, so I won't have to wait around for long, after arriving at 7am. I will stay in hospital for one or two nights. I am hoping for the two night stay!
The operation is pretty straight forward and will be done lapriscopically ( keyhole), unless there are complications.
The word is that because of the instant drop of hormone levels it can be a bit unpleasant for the patient ( and her loved ones!!) in the following weeks and months. I am hoping that this won't be too dramatic for me.
I am just wondering if anybody will want to spend time with me after Thursday 18 Feb! I hope I don't turn into a dragon or something like that!
I am feeling really well and am quite at ease about the whole thing. I have plenty of friends and family who are supporting me. Thankyou to everyone for being so caring.