I had a R dermoid cyst removed surgically in 2009 at a University hospital. I was sent to a higher level hospital at the time due to being “high risk” I was obese, asthmatic, diabetic. I was originally scheduled for robotic surgery, that failed they turned to laparoscopic, that failed and I ended up having a laparotomy. I had a lot of complications but in the end the large dermoid was removed without removing my ovary , although it looks mutilated. Now in 2019 I have another dermoid but on the L side and I have to have it removed surgically as well. I am quite upset about this because I had a very harsh recovery after the first surgery and my health is much worse now. I am no longer active, I am disabled, I have been fighting neck cancer with mets for 7 long years (it is currently in my neck, thyroid bed, lymph nodes, right lung) . I am obese, copd, emphysema, chronic pain, back issues, weakness, tremors, sleep apnea, POTS, PCOS, heavy and very painful periods, many different health issues. I have been working through different specialists getting surgical clearances just to make sure it is safe for me to have this surgery again due to all my other problems. I am 36 years old, infertile and have been through cancer treatments several times so will not be having any children. I absolutely do not want to have this surgery yet a third time and I have such problems when I do have my period, I would like to both my ovaries removed. Maybe even a complete hysterectomy. If I have to go through this again, with all my issues and my history of this, I think it is reasonable to request this. My ovaries have never produced the correct hormones, so I don’t feel fearful of HRT.
I really wondered if anyone has experienced having to go through this multiple times? I have heard not much luck out of friends or family who requested similar procedures from their gyn. So I am curious. I wish it truly was “my body my choice”. Looking for any similar experiences. I am absolutely dreading going through this again. It was so hard for me to make it through last time and I was much healthier at that time.