After the phone call, comes the consultation...my sister came to the appointment with me..per my doc's request. I suppose it makes sense that they ask you not to come alone. "All the information can be a little overwhelming"........is what they say.
Here are my options: do I take out only the mass? or do I take out the mass and the one ovary? or do I take out the mass and both ovaries? or do I take out the mass and wait for the results of the report and then take out my ovaries? or do I bite the bullet and take out the mass, both ovaries and the uterus? "what about the fallopian tubes?"........what about the fallopian tubes??? so now it's like...do I take out the mass, the ovaries, the uterus and the fallopian tubes?... and how about a kidney or two just encase?! yep....why would this be overwhelming....?
In the end, given my family history (mom and grandma died from ovarian cancer)...and my genetic disposition (BLOWS1 positive), I felt it would be best to take everything out now, to clean up house, close up shop! I know it will be one less burden I'll have to carry. Of course, it will be replaced by other burdens....but nobody's perfect..right?