Borderline Mucinous Tumours

You read correctly … that is exactly what I had.

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared what has been happening, in my life, with my health. I apologize for being withdrawn; however, I have been going through a crazy/scary life experience. I’m not the first (or the last) to go through this but that fact doesn’t make it any easier to actually get through it! It’s always harder when something hits home.

For several months I had ignored my health. By the time last October came around I knew something was wrong with me but I didn’t really know what. At first the doctor thought I had fibroid cysts. Some women have large fibroid tumours, so much so that it takes up the entire abdominal area! Some tumours can weigh 50 pounds! The largest reported fibroid weighed 140 pounds! These facts scared me because the way my stomach was growing made the probability of having fibroid cysts very high … I accepted the fact and looked forward to the removal of the cysts. I was instructed to undergo several tests, and so I did.

Ultra sound, blood work, and then CT scan … finally, the doctors discovered what I had. Unfortunately, it was discovered that I had borderline mucinous tumours and that they were big enough to be a concern. Not only was size a concern; the fact that I had tumours on both sides made it very serious. This was certainly a scary circumstance that I found myself in.  One tumour was a “complicated” tumour, which means there is one tumour inside another (two in one) and it was 32×28 cm.  The other tumour was 12x10x10 cm … not as large but not small either.

You may have noticed the pictures I shared on Instagram, Facebook, and even Twitter. You know me by now; if I can help one person by sharing my experience then it’s worth it. I shared pictures of my experience going through the removal of my tumours, and a full hysterectomy…even my appendix was removed!

I was fortunate to have an appointment with the top OBGYN oncologist; head of the department in fact! She told me that I had no choice but to go through with my surgery; she did an awesome job! I basically spent 3 days in the hospital and then sent home to recover over the next 6-8 weeks. Not bad, eh? Obviously I’ve skipped a lot of details; however, it was basically a straightforward type of thing. Done.

I was healing quite nicely and even went to my follow up appointment and was given the “Good” stamp. All was going as well as it possibly could until April 13th when I started feeling a migraine, major chills, and then a fever. I was rushed to the hospital with a 40.4 degree fever! After what seemed like a million tests, they concluded that I had a post-op pelvic infection! Yay me! I ended up staying 2 weeks in the hospital hooked up to an IV drip, including a potent antibiotic drip. Long story short, I just wanted to come home. I was sent home with a continued infection, a drain, and a prescription for antibiotics.

I finally arrived home April 26th! Whew, that was a long stay!  

Guess what? As I write this today (April 30th), I am feeling pain inside my abdomen…I’ll be visiting the emergency tomorrow morning. UGH! I pray I don’t have another hospital stay but somehow I think that may be the case.

Pray for me, please.

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16 thoughts on “Borderline Mucinous Tumours

  1. I’m so sorry you’ve been going through this horrible experience. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for well being. Xox

  2. So sorry for everything you have gone through Jeannine!! I can’t imagine how overwhelming and scary it has been for you. You have been in my prayers and thoughts, and will continue to be. I hope everything goes ok if you visit emerg. again. Hugs ❤

  3. I am so sorry you have been going through all of this Jeannine! It must be so overwhelming and scary for you. You have been in my thoughts and prayers, and will continue to be. I hope all goes well if you decide to visit emerg. again. Hugs ❤

  4. take care of yourself and THANK YOU FOR SHARING..you might have just saved a life by doing so. Often we don’t take listen to what our bodies are telling us!!! Myself, I have FINALLY put my foot down and said no to OT at work (I have a workplace injury and should be getting a letter from a specialist by june) I finally realized, that the extra $27 on my chq is not worth the pain I am going thru on a daily basis and now have to just make sure I take care of myself first.

  5. So sorry to hear but happy you are on the mend! I have had a similar situation when my appendix ruptured and i was close to death. Count your lucky stars! I am curious who your Specialist was, you mentioned the top OB/GYN? Thank you kindly and God bless 💕

  6. I feel for you and hope all goes well. I’ve had a couple of scares myself so know how it is. Keep you chin up, I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

  7. hope you are still healing…. funny how fast we can go down hill!! Sunday night I’m having supper with the inlaws and monday I’m in emergency having surgery!! BOOM, just like that (hernia on my small intestine) in at 7am, surgery at 9pm and out of the hospital by wed morning so I can heal up for the next 6-8 weeks at home …. please, EVERYONE, when you feel ill (you know your body best) go see a doc right away

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