It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Tumor – Part 3

The tumors are BENIGN!

Zero cancer.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.

I met with my surgeon today and read the results of the pathology report from my surgery.  They were traditional dermoids!  Not cancerous!  YAY!

It’s a huge weight off my mind.  I feel so much better.

The dermoids begin as cells in my ovaries, and they grow out of them.  Every single month a woman produces cysts.  That’s what your period is, technically, a cyst that your ovary produces.  Most people have cysts all of the time – from little tiny ones to small regular sized cysts and they dissolve on their own from what I understand.

Mine decided to not dissolve on their own.  They decided to also be made of up strange embyronic cells from when I was a baby in my mother’s womb. 

Want to know what was in mine?  What exactly was in these tumors?

If you are eating anything, please stop reading now and come back to my blog when you have fully digested your food.  🙂  

If you are not eating anything and have a decently strong stomach and sense of humor, keep reading.

Inside these giant cantaloupe sized tumors – one attached to each ovary – were…

drumroll please…

  • Thick Fluid (I like to start with the safe easy one first)
  • Hair (one had light brown and the other had brown…at least my tumors were stylish)
  • Bone 
  • Tissue resembling skin
  • Well formed teeth
  • British accents
  • A sparkly black cocktail dress

Okay..maybe not those last two…but the first 5 are accurate.  So crazy!!!

A few people, and some online websites have mentioned the “twin” possibility.  Maybe I was supposed to be a twin.  Twins do run in my family on my Mother’s side.  Maybe the cells didn’t separate fully when I was being created and these giant tumors are the result.  Who knows.  But reading that list of what was inside these giant dermoids…doesn’t that make you wonder?!?  It’s nuts!

I’ll definitely be doing some research on these.

I have a copy of my pathology report which is great and also a copy of the report that details everything that occurred during my surgery.  It is great to be able to read how everything was done.  I couldn’t have found a better surgeon – Dr. Bridgette Duggan is the best.  I would absolutely 1000% recommend her to any female in need of gynecological oncology services.  If you are in California and need someone stellar, look her up!  

It’s all good news.  Everything internally looks great!

No cancer.
Dermoids totally gone.
Will they grow again?  Hopefully not but they don’t know for sure.  I could still be carrying more of those cells.  Now that I know that I had these, I can stay on top of regular check ups, get any weird cramps/symptoms checked out, and get ultrasounds if needed to make sure everything is okay in there!

My stitches are healing well and I am very happy to be able to put all of this behind me and move forward.  

It’s been a crazy past few weeks but everything happens for a reason and I am so thankful to everyone for their support and I feel extremely blessed, thankful, loved, and well taken care of by God. 

Thanks for reading!!!


Lovely comments!

  1. Phew! What wonderful news! Yay!

  2. Such wonderful news! So thrilled for you.

  3. WOW happy your doing well!

  4. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy and grateful that everything went as well as it did. It could not have turned out any better. Thanks so much for your support!!! XOXO


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