Friday, October 26, 2007

Not the highlight of my week

I went to the doctor the other day for my annual exam. Supposed to be routine and normal right? Wrong! She said I had a uterine fibroid, but it's just a fibrous tumor and may or may not require surgery, don't worry. Yeah right! I'm a worrier!! Tumor and surgery is all I heard. Afterward though I calmed down and did some research. So yesterday I went to the hospital for an ultrasound.

The good news: I do NOT have a fibroid on my uterus! Yippee! Now I'm thinking, I took off work half a day to spend 3 hours at the hospital having two different ultrasounds and being really stressed and uncomfortable for nothing. After we were done, the radiologist came in to tell me I didn't have a fibroid. I asked him why all the symptoms and pain then, he said, "Well a lot of women have heavy periods." What! That is the least of it, it's about more than that and he said he didn't need to know all that and left! What would he know about it?!

Anyway, I asked the ultrasonographer (or whatever she's called) if it wasn't a fibroid causing my problems then what was it? She said she didn't know that all the ultrasound showed was no fibroid or abnormality except for my uterus being tilted too far forward and pressing on my bladder. She then told me my Gyno will get the results and I can call her Tuesday to see what she says. Then, she said I'd probably either be referred to a specialist or sent for a CT Scan. In other words,I really don't know a thing.

So I leave the parking garage which costs (yes the hospital charges to park!) $2.25 for 1-3 hours. I get my money out and the lady at the booth says $3.00. What? I was here for 3 hours and she corrects me, "No, you were here for 3 hours and 1 minute, that will be $3.00." UGH
Anyway, I came home still an hour earlier than usual and went straight to the bathtub to make myself feel better.

Don't get me wrong, I am relieved that it wasn't a fibroid. But if that isn't causing my problems, what is? Guess I get to continue to wait....For now I'll be glad it's not a fibroid and try not to think about calling Dr. Saunders on Tuesday...

Did I mention on my way home from the hospital, I get a message from my son that he HAS to have a poster tonight to finish his math project for tomorrow? Exactly what I felt like stopping for on my way home! At least I didn't have to pick up my daughter too (her dad got her for the night) and then drag her into the store to whine for everything in sight. I love my children, don't get wrong, but I did not feel real great yesterday so having only one child (who knows when to give me space) for the evening was great.

Of course being the mom, I still got to help with the math poster. It was actually really cute when he got finished. The report card came home yesterday too, 2 A's, 3 B's, 1 C, I'm not a C fan, but he did work hard, not to mention, it was one point from a B. Way to go son, maybe now you can be ungrounded since deciding to call people in my phone book you don't like and telling them never to call me again! Yeah, he did that. Gotta love puberty!!


onthegomom said...

Best of luck to you on your health problems!

I cannot believe the hospital charges for parking...wowza!

And finally, I about fell off my chair laughing (sorry, really!) about why your son is grounded...."since deciding to call people in my phone book you don't like and telling them never to call me again". THAT is rich!


Valarie said...

Ugh! I hate it when they can't seem to figure out what is wrong. My dad says that is why they call it "practicing", medicine.
My daughter was in the hospital for 6 weeks when she was born and we had to pay to park EVERY DAY! Way to kick a person while they're down, huh?
Hope they can get you some answers soon.