Tomorrow I once again get to enjoy the wonders of modern technology in the form of a pelvic ultrasound. This will be the third one in a period of about 5 months. I am not worried about what they find because I expect that they will be about the same. I expect the cysts will still be there, meaning we will need to talk about what comes next. The polyp will still be there since that does not rectify itself. An endometrial ablation was recommended but I decided to just wait until we got the results of this ultrasound before even continuing to discuss dealing with the polyp.
To say that the ultrasound is invasive is an understatement. I am growing weary of them and would love to hear that the cysts have disappeared and all is well with the world. Right after I expect to see pink unicorns and hear happy music playing in the background while money falls from the sky. So in my mind the odds of the second statement occurring is just as likely as the first so I am not optimistic, although unicorns and falling cash would be very cool!
Until tomorrow I guess….
As I sat watching television last night it hit me that I had never heard from the doctor about the ultrasound results. I guess that whole try not to worry thing must be working because amazingly I totally forgot about it. I added it to the to do list for today, I called first thing this morning. I received a call back within 20 minutes only to be told that since I see the doctors in the second office my file is at that office and they would not be in there until after 4:30.
At 4:40pm this afternoon I called and spoke to a rather short, rude person who seemed annoyed that I would be bothering her for such information. SHe proceeded to tell me that they would normally not have such a report so quickly since I had just had the test performed Friday. I told her I received a call in under 24 hours the first time and this was a follow-up. She put me on hold and returned to inform me that indeed the report was sitting on the doctors desk, that the doctor was not in yet and that after seeing patients she would get to it.
In my continued effort to remain calm, I hung up and went about my evening waiting for a call. At about 8 pm of course not receiving one, I called the office which of course….was closed.
I am more than a little annoyed! I will take a breath and call in the morning. I will continue to have positive thoughts but can not promise to continue staying calm!
So for as much as I was hoping to leave the medical headaches of the last year in the last year, I had to go for the followup pelvic ultrasound today. A million and one people have told me not to worry about it and for the most part of have been able to put it out of my head but those million and one people did not just finish recovering from a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. I hate that today is Friday since I will have to wait through the weekend to hear anything. I would like to believe those million and one people but what has me going today was the length of the ultrasound itself. This one was more than twice as long as the first. Now, I understand that sometimes things can not be seen as well and there are many factors including the tech doing it but none of these things can negate the fact that after the last year I am on edge and very much sick of it all!
Now we wait.