Jim and I went and met with the doctor today to get my results and decide on a plan. But we ended up leaving without a plan. Because there is no plan. Because there is no need for a plan!!!!
This is not a pre-cancerous cyst, not a cancerous cyst, not even something that could someday turn into cancer. It's not even actually attached to the pancreas.
Apparently it's a super rare - like 1% rare type of cyst that happens in the lymphatic system. Likely a congenital defect that has just over time filled with lymph. It just happened to find space near the pancreas and settle there.
I wish I had recorded what the doctor said because I don't remember all the specifics but the take home message was that there is no surgery and nothing really to do with it unless I get really sick in the future. I feel like the biggest weight has been lifted. And I feel so free! No more worrying about surgery or when or whatever. I still feel nauseas off and on so that's something I have to manage. Could be because of it's location, being near so many nerves and vessels. But honestly - a small price to pay.
I'm not sure how I dodged a bullet like this - I can't even begin to express how thankful I am for everyone's thoughts and prayers. I think I had some powerful angels watching out for me as well.
Now that the future seems pretty wide open, this scare gave me some perspective. So as I jokingly told people, my motto is now, YOLO (You Only Live Once), well in this world and this time as far as I know. So I'm going to try and experience and enjoy this amazing life of mine as much as possible.