Friday, March 11, 2011


Ovarian cyst.

Fibroid uterus. Enormous fibroid uterus.

That lot is OK.

Blood test today for cancer markers - just to be sure, and less invasive than a laparoscopy.

Provided that the blood tests for the markers show nothing all that's needed is another CT in three months to see how things are and we go from there.

Not worried.

Nerves of steel.... bowels of water.


bruce said...

Not great, but very treatable so far.

Hang in there Kae!

kae said...

Hi Bruce
Thanks for the boost!
It's really annoying, though. Youth (and fitness) really is wasted on the young.

I have a few videos of Gunther von Hagens'. Fascinating stuff. In one eopisode he shows the descending aorta at different ages. You can see the degeneration of the aorta, how it becomes stretched,
misshapen and lumpy with age.

This will happen no matter how well you take care of yourself. It's a bit depressing, really!

Google Plastination for more info on von Hagens.

stackja1945 said...

kae, a year ago I was very ill. And very worried. Doctors helped and now I am better. All the best and good luck.

kae said...

Hi Stacks
Thanks. I'm not worried, not consciously - there's no point to be worried! But we can and do worry about things without realising it!

Mum's just been to see her specialist and he's talking surgery to remove the diverticular part of her colon/bowel because it's giving her so much trouble. I'm more concerned about her as she's a little older than I am.

stackja1945 said...

Kae, all the best for both of you.

Merilyn said...

Keep your chin up Kae, and tell your Mum hope all goes well for her.
[Nerves of steel, bowels of water?] Not you lass, think you will take each day as it comes.

bruce said...

Yeah Kae, I did 'Aged Care Cert III' at tafe. Scarifying, all the effects of aging.

Last year had plastic mesh put in my abdomen to hold back the hernias. They warned me to be careful after the op. But did I listen? Now feels worse than ever, plus a big plastic purse in my guts.

kae said...

Yeah, Bruce.
The worst of it is that no matter how well you look after yourself or how healthy you are, you're gonna get these age-related infirmities.
Neighbour across the street had a hernia. He was late 60s or early 70s. Surgery in public hospital. Doctor buggered up the patch and for a few years afterward he had all sorts of nerve pain in the spot, doc said "Too bad, caught a nerve, can't do anything about it."
A few years later he had the other side done and was so amazed after the surgery from a different doctor he asked the nurse why he had no pain. He was surprised as he was expecting more pain like the last one.
He's OK now, but it's been several years. (He's got other stuff playing up and giving him trouble.)

kae said...

Thanks Stacks!

Merilyn, my GP was really positive. He was laughing at my humour as I left his office last week - he said to me that I have a positive attitude and approach my health in a positive way, working with advice from medicos to sort things out.

ORPO1 said...

I am with you Kae. Got a bit of experience with this kind of thing myself.
The kidney that is no longer there. Still have to do the annual CT. Plus the occasional colonoscopy. As mine and Pixie's Grandma(kc) have a family history, our Dad.
I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.

missred said...

best wishes kae.