I just got a call from the specialist I saw on November 22. He said the CT scan shows that I have a cystic mass. He said it looks like it's on (or near) an ovary, so the next step is getting into the Women's Clinic (OB/Gyn) to have them get involved. There's no telling, yet, if this is benign or, gulp, not. I'm not worried! Honest! I've just never been a worrier.
Actually, the specialist said it looks like I have several of these cystic masses. I guess that means that I'm not just carrying one alien baby -- I'm having a litter!!
Of course I looked up "cystic mass" on the Internet and here's the one thing I found that sounds most like what the specialist explained to me:
"A cystic mass basically means there is a lump or swelling there with
cysts (fluid-filled areas) in it. Pelvic cystic masses usually come from
an ovary, but can grow in other parts of the pelvis. It might or might
not be cancer - small ones are quite common and can be harmless."
He said that, if he's right, the mass(es) will have to be removed surgically and I'll lose a lot of weight all at once. YIPPEE!!! (For the weight loss -- not for the surgery!!)