I have a good friend who's going through what I went through this time last year and she's asked me for some advice - not that I'm the one to give it, but I guess it's a familiar experience. Recently, she discovered she has a large growth on one of her ovaries. From the manner in which she described it to me, the excruciating pain she was in when she went to the hospital, it sounds like she may have already had torsion of the ovary. Then again, maybe not.
She doesn't want to go through a surgical removal, and would like to keep things in tact if possible - which I totally understand. If I could redo everything, I would look for alternative methods than surgical removal, as it hasn't been a piece of cake. However, I'm not sure that's an option once torsion happens - from what I understand, surgery is necessary. Any thoughts?
Also, I sent her some dietary and Progesterone info., and she's reading through it. But, like me, she's having trouble eating - probably the obstruction in the digestive path. Her doctor, she said, doesn't really listen to her. After her pregnancy years ago, it sounds as though she had very bad post-partum issues - loss of hair, weird nails, depression, etc. Her doctor told her it was just in her mind. Her doctor wants her to go three months before the next ultrasound to check on the growth. She also suffered from pre-eclemsia at the end of her pregnancy. My friend is a hypothyroid poster-candidate, even from knowing her back in college (she was always exhausted, stressed, and not feeling great).
What other things might I suggest? She's currently getting a masters in food science, so she's down with reading articles related to nutrition. But really, I think nutrition is somewhat useless at this point for healing. I think she should get another opinion - maybe from an endocrinologist who deals with female issues?
Any thoughts or recommendations (Peat or other - I am not one sided) would be great and I will send them her way.