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.
So I am not sure why I should be surprised but I received a call with the results from the pelvic ultrasound. It started with, “Nothing to be concerned about” so I knew a BUT was coming and it did. It seems they have found a complex cyst on my left ovary. She explained that most of the time they go away on their own so we will repeat the ultrasound in 2 months.
For a few minutes I was upset even a bit nervous. I scanned the internet for a few minutes and then decided to just stop! I will repeat in 2 months and at that time deal with whatever we need to deal with. I am 41, finished having children at this point have shown I am not opposed to removing body parts.
I continue to remind myself that it could always be worse!
So back to the topic at hand. This is a busy “just in case” week for me. Tomorrow I will drop my script off at the pharmacy for the colonoscopy prep. I was given an option to take pills instead of the drink but it was some crazy number that sounded just as obnoxious to get down as the drink would be so I opted for the liquid.
Tuesday the girls both have dentist appointments, get them in before the end of the year.
Wednesday will be “fun day with a radiologists” and the pelvic ultrasound. I had one of these after Madison was born. I had terrible unexplained pains. We never did get a great explanation for the pains. Was told that I had something they described as Gallbladder Sludge..gross. Diet changes and thankfully I have never felt pains like that again.
Thursday is “prep day”. Or maybe better thought of as “don’t wander far from the bathroom day”.
Friday of course is the colonoscopy itself, a day to look forward to if you have a very strange idea of fun.
Saturday we will be celebrating my babies sixth birthday. So between now and then I need to get the house cleaned up. It is not in terrible shape but it is not in “company” shape. I actually cleaned out a few closets donating some things to storm victims of Sandy. A few winter coats in great shape just grown out of, comforter, some clothes and hygiene products.
So many small business in my area are acting as drop off spots, makes you feel that maybe there are still good people in the world.
By the end of the week I feel I will have been sufficiently poked, prodded and probed.