Good News

footballToday my mother had a cyst removed from her ovaries that was roughly the size of a football.  This was a surprise, since we were all under the impression that it was more the size of a softball.  Ew either way, although Brian says he’s heard of a case involving a cyst the size of a MEDICINE ball. 

Doctors always win gross-out story contests.

But the best news, of course, is that Mom’s cyst was benign.  All previous tests had pointed to this, but it was a relief to get the confirmation.  Our good friend and next-door neighbor in Pittsburgh died from ovarian cancer just a few weeks after we moved to Utah, and it was difficult not to think about her slow decline when thinking about my mom’s case. 

I couldn’t think about my dad being left alone.  So I didn’t — strangely, although I am something of a worrywart, I’m good about putting stress aside when it’s something I can’t do anything about.  And now I don’t have to think about it at all.  Hooray!

6 thoughts on “Good News

  1. Hooray! We went and visited her today and one of the doctors came in and called it “the size of a small bowling ball”! Not even kidding. Glad your mom is ok!!

  2. A bowling ball?!? Why must doctors always use the sports equipment analogies? And I don’t think there’s even such a thing as a small bowling ball.

    Although, you gotta admit, “Bowling for Tumors” would make for a wicked good room in a haunted house . . .

  3. I am so happy for you!! Hooray for happy things!

    So, if not for the sports analogy . . . what would we use food? Dance?

    It was as big as a cantaloupe!

    It was as big as a stage light!

    Hmmmm. . . . definitely not funny enough . . .

    It was as big as a tumor that was as big as a . . .

    Dang, this pregnancy is just killing my funny!

  4. My mom had a cyst the size of watermelon removed. Not pleasant at all. Glad to hear your mom is recovering though.

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