oh people - brace yourself. and know that this will be watered down, slightly only because i know my father reads this. but like i usually say - if i have to feel it - you have to hear it. so stop reading now if you don't want to become very familiar with my ultrasound details.
first of all, they called me and told me to come in at 11 this morning & that around 9:30 i needed to drink 32 ounces of water & hold it until after the 'sounder. ok. i think normally drinking high volumes of something isn't the challenge, its the not leaking anything for 2 hours. i was on the phone with heather as i was pulling into the parking lot & mentioned to her that i might have to kill someone if they got in my way, i had to go & wasn't joking. so i waddled in & registered... blah blah blah. waited a total of 15 minutes. when i checked in, i said as nicely as i could muster "i don't mean to be difficult, but i have to pee really bad." she smiled (probably crossing her finger's i'd wet myself) and said "oh, i'll go tell them!" 15 minutes is a long time to wait when you're sweating, shaking and undoing pants due to the need to relieve yourself. 3 times i went in and relieved myself just enough to take the edge off. 3 times people. my eyes were turning yellow. when i finally came out the last time, they called me back & i got changed.
holly had warned me that the whole water drinking bit was cause it was going to be internal, & jennifer told me about her friend fred - so mentally i was prepared for that. i wasn't prepared to deal with the utmost desire to just let a river of urine flow any which way. i was slightly excited, but confused when she just did the ultrasound externally... except i wanted to punch her for pressing on my "guts." she monkey'ed around for a bit & then said "well, i can't get a good enough picture of your left ovary, so - i'm going to let you go to the bathroom & then we'll use a probe." I don't know about you - but i don't like that word. probe. ick. it definitely belongs on kristi's list :) So this time I actually relieved myself as much as I needed to - and finally stopped shaking. then went back in there and found out that she wanted me to "insert the probe" myself. i was critically thinking "what kinda half a-double-s joint is this?" i have to do it myself? do i get some sort of rebate this way??? nope.
now i'll spare you some details - just know that in the long run, they found a cyst on my ovary. it had burst and there was some bleeding. not much more they can do for me, i am to keep taking the painkillers. it should heal itself. if it gets bad again or worse, i'm to contact my doctor, see instacare again or if bad enough, call for emergency help. i'm relieved they found something & that i'm not dying. i'm glad that pain that i've felt all week isn't just curious. that makes me feel a little better. and the best news of the day is that i can go back to work tomorrow. i had an appointment scheduled for this afternoon, but spoke with the doctor on the phone & he says there's really no reason for me to need to come in again. so i'll save myself that co-pay.
thanks for all the well wishes - it made me feel a little better :)