I just received a phone call from my surgeon - the nodule was processed by a lab, and it was a lump of scar tissue and endometrium.
No cancer, no scary tumors or cysts. It was the same as the materials around the uterus that was being removed, it had just isolated itself and was merrily growing by itself.
It HAD attached itself to my bowel (in the way we'd feared), but my general surgeon did something strange that allowed the bowel to be repaired without having to remove any of it for resectioning. This means my recovery time is not nearly as long as we feared (as long as everything goes as planned), and 3 months will be the maximum time I will need to get back to where I was...or even better, since I won't have to deal with the same issues as before with regard to some stupidly basic bodily functions.
It's been 4 days since my surgery, and I'm recovering as well as can be expected. It's frustrating not being able to do much, but I've been assured by my doctor that things will get easier with time.
Thanks again for the donations, well-wishes, and items for the raffles! I am so grateful to all of you!
(Random story for you: The way my organs were configured due to my issue with the nodule was apparently so unique, my surgeon has sent photos and my case notes to a surgeon in Belgium to look over. This Belgian surgeon is a specialist in this area, and only works on my kind of cases. The question from my surgeon is if he's ever seen anything like this, before. I'm still awaiting word, but I thought it was pretty funny...it just seems natural that I would be THAT weirdo...)
It's good to hear good news! Keep it coming, S.W.!