That was easily the LONGEST visit to the doctor ever!!
My appointment was at 9 but no one told the doc she had one that early. So she strolls in at 9:30 thinking she is good to get prepped for the next appointment and learns I’m waiting. She wasn’t too happy. We didn’t even notice.
We went through what my pain has been. So she did a pelvic exam and found that I’m really tender on the left and sort of the center of my stomach. She decided to have an ultrasound done. I could have it done at her office but the next time was at 10:40. We had waited that long so we opted to wait.
The ultrasound was one of the ones I absolutely LOATHE!! Hate, hate, hate them. So I took a deep breath and prayed it would go fast. No such luck. The only good thing about it is that the room has a tv on the wall so you can see what the nurse is seeing. Five seconds after she started she spotted a cyst on my right ovary.
Hold up! Did she say RIGHT?!?
Yep. When she moved the wand to the left I about flew off the table. I even screamed in Spanish, Ay Dios! The look on her face was priceless. I’m not sure if it was because a white chicka just screamed Oh God in another language or the fact that the pain was on the left. I’ll never now.
A tip to all of you facing an ultrasound in pain. DO NOT by any means show that you are suffering. If you do then the examiner will concentrate on those spots and see just how much pain they can inflict there. She was there a lot.
Which brings up another point. As an examiner, don’t tell the patient you are sorry. You know that you aren’t sorry, you are enjoying the moment, and you wish that the patient would shut the hell up so you could enjoy it longer!
After she caused me intense pain, or maybe before, the pain has blurred things a little. She decided to check and see how big the cyst is. I gotta say that cyst is quite cool looking. It reminded me of a russian nesting doll but tilted down to the left a little. And where the neck of the doll would be was a band of tissue. She called it something but I don’t know what fance term it was. The cyst had only 2 cc’s of fluid in it. That is pretty small.
So after the ultrasound tech poked and prodded I was sent back to the waiting room to wait for the my doc to get a free room. I waited a while. Then I moved to a room. I waited a while. Then the doc finally came in. Thank goodness I brought a kick butt book to read, Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. If you like Grisham’s writing and love football this book is for you.
My doc said that I had a cyst on my right ovary. (Ok got that) It was transferring pain to my left side. (That’s really wierd). Pain transferring is a very common occurrence. (Ok…maybe not so wierd after all). She didn’t want to do surgery on it. (Thank you Lord!) She would give me a prescription for Lortabs and some other pain med I had never heard of. (Sounding better) And I needed to take it easy, do non-impact exercise, and ride it out. (Huh! I don’t understand any of the words coming out of your mouth!)
She hopes that it will go away on its own and we won’t need to do anything else. She didn’t set me up another appointment but I can always go in if I need to. I’m broke till Friday and I’ll get those scripts filled then. I got a lecture from Kevin about not all exercise had to beat me up and I needed to learn to chill. So I guess running and kick boxing are out for a while. Darn it. Not that I feel like it anyway.
So all of you women out there have got to know of some exercises that won’t jostle me around. I know of yoga but what else is out there! Any good weblinks or videos that ya know of? Tai chi…I heard that stuff was mean and it doesn’t look like it would jostle ya. Anyone ever try it?
Anyone know of any good herbal things to get rid of it. I’ll drink cranberry juice for a week if I have to. Oh wait that is for a UTI. Same area, different organs.