On Wednesday, March 10, I will be having on Oophorectomy by robotics. WOW! Sounds kind of funky to me!
I met the GYN/Oncologist surgeon this morning. She is wonderful!! Younger gal who is very sensitive and understanding of my needs. She spent about 45 minutes with me explaining everything that will be happening…and then some!
Here is what is planned: after reviewing the MRI, CT scans and the rest of the history Dr. Tan is confident that she will be able to remove the left whole ovary and whatever is left on the right side laparoscopically. Because this might be a bit more delicate she will be doing it with robotic assistance: “Laparoscopic oophorectomy may also be robotically assisted in certain complicated cases. During robotic surgery, the surgeon watches a 3-D monitor and uses hand controls that allow finer movement of the surgical tools.”
Of course there is no guarantee it can be done this way and if not then we’ll have to go through the abdomen. Best case scenario I will be back to work the following Monday!
It is so good to know that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. Once the ovaries are really gone I can then start on the right meds as follow up to the cancer.
Although a surgery is NOT something to look forward to, in the bog picture it is good to know we are able to really take some steps to take control of my body!